Today, the boys and I set out to explore Seattle.
There are not a lot of pictures of the journey - just a few destinations where it was safe enough to look at the boys through a viewfinder and they couldn't run into traffic. So let me paint a picture of the rest of the day: Gusty was in a Boba carrier and Bear walked beside me. Until he didn't. Then Gusty was in a Boba carrier and I held Bear. We walked miles. I might have the benefits of altitude on my side because carrying 80 pounds of boys for 10+ city blocks at a time really wasn't that difficult. It wasn't the most pleasurable thing to do, but I did get to have some great conversations that might have been lost among the city noises.I realize that after hiking in mountains with kids, it seems weird to brag about carrying them through a city, but I think it is harder to give them freedom and keep them alive in a city then it is on a mountain. More cars. More distractions. More traffic.Let's get to some pictures.
Breakfast: Top Pot doughnuts
The kids asked to go to the State Control tower. I don't know where they came up with this plan but since it is a bit chilly for a trip to the beach, off we go to the Space Needle.
We walked through a few of the neighborhoods, picked up some food at Whole Foods, headed back to the hotel (with meltdowns in progress), rented Cars 2 and unexpectedly napped. Since bedtime was going to be late, we drove up to Delancey for dinner. They were nice enough to wrap up all of our pizzas once we figured out the boys were not going to make it through dinner quietly. (The pizzas and atmosphere and people were wonderful. Wonderful.)
We did it.