It all started at 8:30 am on Thanksgiving morning as we boarded the 500 train to downtown Seattle. Really, I have to say, there is no better way to travel.
The gentleman at the ticket counter made our trip especially nice when he offered to not only upgrade our tickets, but allow our family to be the first to board the train. Gotta love the special treatment. It definitely started our trip on a very nice note.
The kids enjoyed hanging out for the short 3 1/2 hour ride. We played Yahtzee, Uno and Crazy 8's. Liam watched a movie. Geoff and I enjoyed being able to relax right along with our kids and not worry about crazy holiday traffic.
Sara seemed to really enjoy the rocking of the train. She surprised us by falling asleep on the way up and on the way back home. :-)
A gorgeous view of the renowned Pike's Market Place on the way to our Thanksgiving dinner. Served by the staff at McCormick & Schmicks. I have to say, I loved not having to cook or do dishes this year!
It's kind of hard to see, but along with the beautiful sunset, we enjoyed seeing all of the trees decorated downtown in white lights. We walked everywhere and enjoyed experiencing the city up close. Much better than driving in a car and trying to find parking!
On Friday morning, one of Chelsea's dreams came true. We were able to catch up with Seattle's Macy Day Parade. She's been wanting to see a parade in person for years. Both she and Sara loved it. Liam wasn't at all into it and couldn't wait until we were able to board the monorail to the Seattle Center.