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Published: April 18th 2014
Perfection - improved
This non-poping, Perfection-like game was a favorite of both Anne and Michelle.
Day 7 – Stand back, I’m going to try Science!
Once more, Tony sacrificed himself on the altar of work while Michelle and Anne explored Seattle. They started out with every intention of getting to the Pacific Science Center at 10. First stop was another breakfast of pastries, this time with Tony. Then they set off for the monorail to take them to The Seattle Center. On the way Anne and Michelle discovered Marbles, a toy store full of science and thinking games, toys, books, music and gadgets. Every item in the store had a working example out to play with and try. Much time was spent in the store. Anne resisted mightily and didn’t buy anything, yet. There’s always tomorrow.
They finally made it to the monorail, Michelle sat up front and got to honk the horn, and to Seattle Center just after 11:00. Upon entering the large food court/activity area, they found at least 10 inflated bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses set-up. Questioning a passing native, it was discovered that the activity was free today only until 2PM. Much time was spent in the bounce houses. Michelle found that her increased weight rendered the slides faster
This inflatable dino was no match for a 10 year old.
and the inflatable bits less supportive than before.
By 12:00 they were finally buying tickets to get into the Pacific Science Center. For those of you who have not been it’s a very interactive, kid friendly museum with rotating exhibits, a planetarium, and a couple of IMAX theaters. The big draw right now is an exhibit on spying. After visiting the spy museum in D.C., Michelle was very interested in checking this out too. Between the Spy show and all the regular exhibits on dinosaurs, the solar system, healthy habits, insects and naked mole rats, Michelle and Anne stayed until the museum closed at 5PM.
Anne and Michelle met Tony for dinner at the Melting Pot, a fondue dining experience. They had gone several years earlier and Anne was anxious to repeat the visit. Cheese fondue, meat and vegetable fondue, and a fabulous chocolate dessert fondue called Flaming Turtle satisfied everyone’s grandest fondue dreams. One more ride on the monorail, where Michelle got to honk the horn again, and a short walk to the hotel had us all ready to call it a night. Tomorrow we say goodbye to Seattle and take the ferry to Bainbridge Island to
A replica of the Enigma Machine used by the Germans in WWII
One of the neat things about the exhibit was how much spy gear they had on display.
meet Tony’s Dad and Robyn for Easter.
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