While we were spending some time in Seattle we decided to take the kids on a ride on the Monorail. Miles loves anything with wheels and well the Seattle Monorail doesn’t have wheels so we wanted to see if he would love that too. The Seattle Center Monorail is the nation’s first full-scale commercial monorail system which provides a fun, quick and convenient link between downtown Seattle and Seattle Center.
His initial reaction was fear but then he loved it just as he loves all things that shake rattle and roll. He even wanted to sit by himself. Zoe however, sat very close to her dad.
And on the ride back next to me
Monorail Hours of Operation:
Roundtrip rates are twice of a one-way fare
We had a fabulous time as a family in Seattle thanks to 2DaysinSeattle.
We had dinner at the Space Needle. Yes it is expensive to eat there but it includes your tickets to go to the observation deck. So it’s not that expensive after you factor that in. In fact it’s the same as any other nice restaurant in Seattle after you consider that. We spent around $150 for all four of us, we got two meals, four drinks, an alcoholic beverage, coffee and two desserts. Cost to get in for a family of four to the Space Needle is $62. Now for the food, I cleaned my plate.
And if this doesn’t make you hungry I don’t know what will. I ate it all and had a hard time not licking the plate in front of my children.
And this was my husband’s dessert
And my smoking drink! Dry ice cubes are awesome.
I was so hungry I forgot to take pictures of our entrées
We ended up spending more than 2daysinSeattle gave us, deciding that it was worth the experience for our family to have a fun night at the Space Needle.
It’s been a while since our family has visited the Seattle Aquarium. It’s grown quite a bit since our last visit. They have a new indoor entrance and so many more hands on opportunities to play with the sea life.
After buying the tickets we were able to catch the end of the diver feeding the fish and her interview. My kids were fascinated and amazed, it reminded me of how much my kids loved going to the aquarium in the first place. Of course Finding Nemo brought out a love of aquariums in all kids (which by the way Finding Nemo comes out in 3D September 14, 2012), but my kids loved looking at fish way before they saw the movie..
The aquarium used the familiarity that children have and created an activity where the kids had to find different fish from the movie. Not all the fish we had to find were prominent in the movie but Nemo and Dori were both on the list. My kids had a blast searching through the fish and different tanks to find Nemo and the other fish on the list. What a great educational opportunity taking your kids to the aquarium was.
After our fish hunt we went to see the baby otter. To get to the otter l we had to go through the puffin house. Wow!! there was a puffin in there that was going a little crazy I think. Quoting Finding Nemo, “Fish don’t belong in a tank, it does something to them”….I was thinking that actually applied to this crazy puffin. The kids loved it though, they thought he was just putting on a show for them. Seriously, I’m happy the aquarium does what they do, the educate the kids and myself in so many different ways.Look at this seahorse it’s amazing!
Through stories, hands on exhibits and information we had a very fun and educational day. I learned that the Great Pacific Octopus can get up to 400 lbs, at least that’s the largest recorded weight. And they can get into as small as a quarter size hole as long as their beak isn’t that big. It’s their only limitation.
We ended our day with fish hats and I leave you with this trailer of Finding Nemo in 3D.
Travel and Expenses were covered by 2daysinseattle, the Seattle CVB. And yes I do have an ongoing relationship with Disney and DreamWorks. I have permission to use their artwork.