Saturday, October 29, 2011

31 for 21- Day 29: Fountains and Fries

The day is winding down and we're all a bit exhausted. Up visiting my parents for the weekend, we decided to take an afternoon trip to the Seattle Center for some food and fun.

The food carts were out in force, which would have made it feel like Portland, if not for the distinctly Seattle-esque scenery.

We sampled some yummy foods: pulled pork, Vietnamese sandwiches and some gourmet burgers.  Then we sat by the fountain, where we were thoroughly entertained for the rest of the afternoon.  That fountain is crazy and erratic and strong and will get you if you think you're smarter than it is.  We watched a lot of people try their luck against the fountain and get wet, including a kid in a full winter jacket and a dad with a baby.  But you ask for it... you get it.

After sitting and watching for a while, with the Beanie Girl wavering between being mesmerized and hooting and hollering with the rest of the crowd, her Daddy took her down a little closer... but not too close.  They ended up staying dry.  She sat down just at the water's edge with Grandpa for a while too.  She almost completely missed her afternoon nap.

And she may have gone on a hunger strike with all the excitement... until Grammie tempted her with her first french fry.  Yes, health food for a 9 month old.  Grammie peeled off the fried part and gave her the inner potato mush.  And it was a complete hit.  Her first potato.
"Hmm... this tastes a little funny Mum."

"Well, maybe it's not so bad..."

All in all, a wonderful beautiful crisp clear day in Seattle with wonderful company and a blissfully happy little girlie.  What more could we ask for?

Now we're getting ready for a dinner of fried green tomatoes, salad and some chocolate malteds for dessert.  While sipping on some of my dad's homebrewed beer.

What a lovely Saturday!


  1. Looks like a beautiful fall day in Seattle!

  2. what a fun day!! Cora Bean could not be any sweeter! I have always wanted to eat at a food fun is that! Wyoming does not have food carts unless you are the rodeo! that is GREAT that miss Cora tried and liked a French Fry...huge in our world! smiles


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