Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Look back at the Emerald City.

Before we left Washington State we had the chance to 
hang out in the beautiful city of Seattle.  So for my Random Five Friday
I thought I would share some of those photos with you.


Five photos of Seattle



We woke up early and took the hour long drive over to Bainbridge Island. 
That is where we caught the ferry to get over to Seattle.  It is such a beautiful drive and
the ferry ride was a treat as well..  The photo above is the view of Seattle from the ferry.




Seattle is such a walk-able city.. I just love that about a city.
We had breakfast at a cute little pub and then we went on the 
underground tour.  If you have never been to Seattle I would recommend it
if you like to do tours.  Lots of History was given of the city and it is so cool to
see the city under the city.




Of course when you go to Seattle you have to go to
Pikes Place Market.  It was so nice going this time of year because it wasn't
jammed packed with tourist.




Once you are inside the market the sights and smells took over the senses. 
A feast for the eyes that's for sure. 




  
It was a pretty gloomy day which is typical for this time of year. 
But I didn't mind it one bit..  I LOVE the overcast rainy feel the day had.
We made our way over to the space needle but my camera battery went dead.
So this was the last shot I got before it died.  It is Seattle's Ferris wheel.
I would love to take a ride someday.  We will definitely be back to this great city because
my BFF lives here, And she is crazy over this city.  I can see why.


Linking with 



I just wanted to say thanks so much for all the kind comments
on my Last Post.  You guys really are the best.  My Dad is in Hospice care
at home right now.  He is fighting the good fight. And we are here to help out anyway we can.
My Dad is such a fighter I think he might just pull out of this.

Thanks again my friends.


Hugs~

67 comments:

Kathy McB said...

I have never had the opportunity o visit Seattle...it looks beautiful

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful photos, makes me want to visit the town, too. Hugs, Valerie

Crafting Queen said...

Looks like a lovely city to visit. Sending hugs.

Lynn said...

Oh my I am sorry to read your Dad is ill though pleased you are able to have him at home..we had my Mom with us for 10 months, it was awesome being with her and home beats any hospital.Still not an easy time.
You have taken such lovely photos, memories for me, living in Vancouver, BC, Seattle was a favourite place to go and I loved BB Island...

EG CameraGirl said...

I had forgotten how special Seattle is! Thanks for the memories.

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I was station at Ft. Lewis, Washington and loved visiting Seattle. If it had not been so expensive to live there I think I would have stayed. Enjoyed reminiscing as I looked at your photos.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i have never been to Washington or Seattle. i so want to see it. i wonder why it is called the "Emerald City"? i need to research that. Happy <3 Day!! ( :

Nancy said...

Great shots Linda -- my dad was stationed in Spokane in the early 60s and my mom loved it there.

Sorry to hear about your father -- you will be in my thoughts. xo

Snap said...

I love Seattle and your images are great. The Pacific NW is such beautiful country. You and your father are in my thoughts ... wishing you well. Happy Friday!

Sarah Huizenga said...

Seattle is on my bucket list to get to. Beautiful photos.

Buttons said...

Oh Linda Seattle is awesome your photos make me want to go there right now. beautiful.
I am glad your Dad is doing OK never say never my Mom is once again doing well. HUGS HUGS B

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I am in love with these photos of Seattle .. some day I will make it there!! And praying for your Dad!!!!!!

Carol Blackburn said...

Wow, Seattle looks interesting. Glad your Dad is doing well.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Seattle looks like a nice place to visit. Sorry to hear about your father- prayers for a quick recovery.

Robyn Goddard said...

Linda,
Continued prayers to you and your family.

Looks like you really enjoyed the sights of Seattle. I have never been that far West, but would love to venture that way.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, bless you and your family...

loved your views around seattle. yes, that becca girl loves her new home. :)

JansArtyJunk said...

Wonderful shots of Seattle...looks like an interesting place to visit....just catching up here Linda....So was sorry to hear that your dad is poorly...Big Hugs! Jan x

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, soooo sorry to hear your dad is ill, my friend! I'm praying for you all! (hugs)
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos. I've never been to Seattle, but I sure would love to go someday. :)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the shots of Seattle ~ especially the market. So glad you are able to be with your Dad. THX for the update. If you like to read there is a book called Final Gifts that my GF bought for me when my Dad went to the Hospice House. It's AMAZING and brings so much comfort.

Kim Stevens said...

Thank you for sharing Seattle with us...I've never been. Your photos captured it so well!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are fabulous photos of a beautiful city. You've taken shots of places I've seen in movies...how neat. I'm keeping your Dad in my prayers sweet friend! Hugs, Diane And Happy Valentines day! xox

Lisa Gordon said...

I just love the ferris wheel so close to the water. It must be a wonderful ride.

Please know that I am keeping you and your Dad in my thoughts and prayers.

Have a good weekend, and Happy Valentine's Day, my friend. xo.

Karen said...

Looks like a great day! Thanks for the tour.

Stella said...

Seattle is a long way from home to me (and the Atlantic Ocean is the biggest piece in between...) Seeing your amazing photos I can only dream that maybe one day..... it was lovely to get a view. Hope your dad will recover; take care....
Hugs!
XX

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Such wonderful photos of Seattle! I'm glad you got a chance to visit. I've always wanted to go there. The market would be like heaven on earth to me!

I will keep your dad in my prayers. Hoping for the best for him!

Emily Keaton said...

As always, your photos are stunning, Linda! Seattle looks like so much fun. Even though we spent nearly a week in WA state last summer on our long trip, we avoided cities. So I've never been to Seattle! Your photos make it look fabulous--I'd love to visit!

Rose said...

Soounds like a place we would like to visit....

Deanna said...

I have never been to Seattle, but everything I see makes me want to go...thanks for sharing your trip with us. And my prayers will continue for you Dad and your family!!

Terry said...

What a beautiful city and the first place I will go, when I get to Seattle, is the market! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

augcott said...

Great post.
We were in Seattle about 10 years ago ... we took the underground tour. It was the BEST!!!! Loved it. And the market was amazing!
Thanks for the memories!
diane @ thoughts and shots

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are wonderful photos. Hope you'll have a great weekend.

Linda B said...

Such beautiful photos, Linda... would love to visit there someday.

Nancy said...

I will be praying for your dad...Your post has certainly inspired me to want to go for a visit to Seattle......Great shots....

Nicki said...

Seattle is ripe for the photo pickins. Great collection from your visit.

Tracy said...

Thoughts and prayers for your Dad Linda. :-) Your photos are always a treat. I especially like the ferris wheel one. Hugs!

Mona Pendleton said...

Happy Valentine's Day Linda! Beautiful photos of Seattle! One of my favorite cities to visit especially when it is not raining :)

Becca said...

You sure got some fun shots of Seattle Linda! I'm so glad you guys enjoyed your stay here. This post makes me kind of sad though…I wish you were still here, but you'll have fun once you get moving across the states again. I do wish you guys could be here during the summer months though…good hiking and BBQ weather! Thanks for the shout out…it was nice chatting with you on the phone today…big hugs!

Lynnda said...

Lovely photos and great shots Linda! I love these!.... And my prayers for your Dad and your family!! thinking of you.... hugs...x

Charlene said...

Beautiful pics Linda!! I got some pics of Seattle when I caught the cruise ship. I have a friend that lives there and will be back this summer to visit hopefully ans will check out the under ground city!!

S. Etole said...

Fun to see the perspective in these photos. I have a friend that visits there yearly. Looks like such a fascinating place.

Catherine said...

Seattle is on my 'want to visit' list that is for sure. Hopefully you got a little visiting in with Becca?
I hope your dad keeps doing well.
Hugs!
xo Catherine

Gail Dixon said...

Good news on your dad! I do hope the improvement continues. I've only been inside the Seattle airport on a layover. I'd love to see the city and explore some day.

Roxi -Coppercurls Designs said...

Your shots are amazing! The Ferris wheel must be fairly new. I don't remember it when we were there 7 years ago. I love that place. Glad you can have some good time with your dad. Miracles do happen.

Georgianna said...

Hello, Linda, dear! I can't believe I missed you when you were here but I do love your photos of our gloomy winter. :) Next time you come we will all have to get together. I can't believe that Becca and I still haven't met up but I've been tied with some family matters. She is such a great ambassador for Seattle – makes me proud. :)

I hope all is well with your family.

Sending a big hug.

x

G

Ida said...

Wow you got some great shots of Seattle. I haven't been there in sometime. In fact the Ferris Wheel was not there when I visited last. I need to make another trip up there just to see that (and maybe even take a ride on it). Pike's Market is so interesting. Glad you enjoyed your stay in our fair state.

Julie P said...

What a wonderful journey a really beautiful place, hope your Dad is doing better
Thinking of you and your family Hugs Julie P

Julie said...

Hello my lovely Linda, thank you for the tour, you've taken me back to my youth, I lived the film "Sleepless in Seattle" I've not visited for a while so didn't realise your dad wasn't good, glad he now seems to be feeling better. Enjoy your day xxx

Heather Jensen said...

What an amazing looking city. I always love seeing your photos. :)

Ros Crawford said...

Seattle looks like my kind of place! I could walk all over that city ... thanks so much for sharing ... Have a lovely day!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I am glad to be back here and admiring your beautiful photos after all those traveling. Long flight just not something I would enjoy.
I love Seattle and of course Pike Place and that very first starbucks.
I wish your dad all the best, I am back here in Vegas now, text or call if you have time to meet.

amanda | wildly simple said...

I haven't been to Seattle yet.. your photos & descriptions make me want to go! Such a unique city.
Keeping your dad in my thoughts.

Pride In Photos said...

Oh you brought back so many good memories for me viewing these pictures. I went there last year for a photography retreat. One of the best moments of my life.

yyam said...

LOVE a walkable city! Great photos!

Davi said...

Linda love the Seattle photos!! It is a wonderful city to explore for sure. Hope your dad is doing better my friend:)

Bunch of Barrons said...

What fun shots! :)

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Great series. Looks like a greats place to visit.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Your photos are great - sharing many wonderful places and not just typical tourist shots either. It's so much nicer to visit out of main holiday seasons. Hope there is much love and peace amongst you and your family right now.

Lori said...

Your photos are always fabulous - love these! Sending you supportive thoughts and hoping for the best. Take care!

Sonya Ann said...

Seattle is on the bucket list.
Thank you for sharing and have a great week!

Gay Peplow said...

Wonderful photos Linda, Seattle is definitely on my list as a must see :D I hope your Father is doing well, big hugs to you Gay x

Virginia Lu said...

Thanks for sharing these fab photos, Linda! I may not stop by as often, but I do think about you and your travel. ( I am SO very sorry about your father! HUGS and more HUGS!)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Hey Linda, I just wanted to say I am so very sorry about your dad. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. Sending you lots of hugs.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

So sorry about your dad. Glad you were there to say goodbye and be with your mom. I lost mine 8 years ago and I still miss him terribly. Keeping you in my prayers.

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Beautiful shots sweetie, but I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. Take care dear. Sending you hugs and prayers.

Charlene said...

Awww Linda, big hugs to you, I'm sorry about your dear Dad. I'm so glad your Mom was with him, I lost my Dad 15 years ago and miss him every day. Hugs my friend

Barb said...

I read your last post about your dad passing and wanted to send condolences to you and your family. Also, I enjoyed my tour of Seattle with you.

Mona Pendleton said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Linda! Your photos are beautiful of the Emerald City! Thanks for sharing!