My dad came to visit!

Last week, my dad came to Seattle for a few days.  We had so much fun!  I just wish that we would have had more time to do more things while he was here.  But we took full advantage of what little time we did have.  Sunday, we walked down to Pike Place Market.  I must say that the market is my favorite part of Seattle!  There are so many wonderful things to see: vegetables, fruit, fish, and all kinds of hand-crafted wares.  Afterwards, we drove out to the Ballard Locks, and they were so busy!  The locks were busy the entire time we were there.  We went down below to see the salmon, but it was disappointing.  There weren’t as many fish as when I went with my sisters.

Monday, we walked to the Space Needle.  On the way, we stopped by the Seattle Glassblowing Studio.  We were able to watch them as they created new glass items, but it was so hot that we didn’t watch very long.  They had a video looping in the studio that we stood and watched instead. 🙂  I had a coupon for the Space Needle, if we went after 7pm.  We got there early so we walked around Seattle Center.  We found a small exhibit that gave some history about the Space Needle.  I knew that is was built in 1962 for the World’s Fair, but I also learned that the Monorail was built for the World’s Fair as well. Pretty neat!  We went up into the Space Needle a little before sunset.  Since it was so close to time, we stayed until the sun went down.  It was gorgeous!

Tuesday, we walked down to the Waterfront and enjoyed the curiosities that abound there.  We then ate supper and went to the Fifth Avenue Theater to watch the world premiere of Catch Me If You Can.  The writers and producers of Catch Me If You Can also wrote and produced Hairspray.  It was wonderful!  The actor that played Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks’ character in the movie) played Fiyero in Wicked on Broadway!  He stole the show.  Everyone was was so great!  Many of the show that have played and premiered at Fifth Avenue have gone onto play on Broadway.  So maybe next year, I can say I saw it BEFORE it was on Broadway. 🙂  It was the perfect ending to a great few days.

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