Hello everybody. I was just in Seattle, which is one of my Dad's favorite places. It is the home of the Space Needle. The Space Needle is a cool, needle-shaped building that has a room at the top that you can look out of to see the city and the surrounding Puget Soun
d. Being in Seattle also means that we have now officially traveled across the country from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean! That also means I've spent over 150 hours in the car and have driven more than 7,500 miles since July 2nd.
The first night in Seattle we went to a great place called Via Tribunali, which is a restaurant with really good pizza, but that wasn't the best part. We had Nutella (hazelnut-based sweet spread) pizza for dessert and it was the best! Another highlight of our trip was when we got to see our friends, Simon and Theo, who we met at the dude ranch in Wyoming. We all went to a Mariners baseball game together.
After Seattle, we took a ferry to a place called Orcas Island, which is
off the Washington coast. We stayed at a bed and breakfast that doubles
as a lavender farm. Since we were guests, we got to pick as much
lavender as we wanted (my Mom was thrilled). The beaches there had lots
of sea glass and since we collect sea glass, it was really fun looking
for it. We were especially excited to find lots of blue and purple
pieces, which are pretty rare. There was a lot of driftwood on the
beach we went to, so we made little log cabins. See Stefan's log cabin
One really fun
thing to do on Orcas Island is go whale watching. When we went, we
found a pod (or family) of orca whales
. We also went kayaking. We had a
really cool guide named Dave who was telling us all about sea stars,
kelp and the Madrona tree. He let us eat the kelp right out of the
From Washington, we pack up to head to Oregon.
'Till next blog