Monday, September 7, 2009

Seattle Trip!

So last weenend kyle and I took a LONG road trip to Seattle to meet up with his parents. It was a long drive but we had a good time! His parents rented us a car to drive and it was a new white Ford Edge. Very nice.. Kyle was in love! He drove most of it but i drove a few hours here and there. I slept most of the time that I wasn't driving so poor kyle was probably bored out of his mind.

On our way we drove through a few of his mission areas in Oregon and met one of the families that he taught. It was really cool to meet them and they were very nice people. We also went to Crater Lake and it was amazing!!! SOOO blue!! And the drive was beautiful too! Then we decided to drive up the coast to seattle and that was a bad idea... people drive SO SLOW out there! It was unbelievable. It was a standard to drive 5-10 under the speed limit on two lane windy roads so its rare you are able to pass. Ugh... so we only did the coast for a little and then decided to go back to the main highway. When we got there we went to dinner and it was pretty good. I had spaghetti and meatballs that were alright but nothing too special, but the garlic bread was good haha.

The next day we went to Mt. Rainier and it was SUCH a beautiful drive!!! Amazing!! It was a really pretty mountain and so fun to go to. And i got some awesome sweats that are so comfortable!! (since i couldn't button the pants i was wearing). Then that night we went to eat at the top of the space needle. It was so fun! And kyle and his dad are terrified of heights but did it anyway :) And the restaurant slowly rotates so you get a 360 view of Seattle. Awesome! And we were up there for the sunset which is even better! Then our dessert was this awesome ice cream dish that comes out with dry ice so it 'smokes' all over it is so cool! I was a big fan :)

The next day we slept in and when we were all ready we went into town and walked around. They have some really cute places! We went to the fisherman's market which was really cool! There are some guys that throw these frozen HUGE fish and the other person catches it but it's pretty entertaining even though its gross haha. We had lunch there and kyle and his dad got russian food and i got soup and kyles mom i think got.. umm a sandwich?! I don't remember. But it was really yummy. I didn't feel good this day though so that kinda sucked... then we walked around the market more because its HUGE. There are tons and tons of flowers that are GORGEOUS!! It was amazing. You could get a huge bouquet for only $5. It was cool. Then we went and got some different sweets to bring home, and kyle's mom got a ton of fish that they ship out that is fresh and lasts for a few days. She got us 2 lbs of king crab legs and a 5 lb salmon that was headless and gutted but still had its skin... gross. But kyle grilled it when we got back from Seattle and said it was amazing so good for him haha. Then we got some AMAZING peaches!! they were huge and so juicy and perfect! MMmmm....

That night was our last night and we were taking his parents to the airport the next morning so we went to another nice dinner at a place on the pier. It was a seafood place and since i don't like seafood i got ribs which were just okay but everyone else really really enjoyed their dinner so that was good haha. It was really fun though. Then we went home and finished packing for the next day.

The next morning we took his parents to the airport very early and said our goodbye's. Then we went back to the hotel to sleep a little more and i had to finish my homework and turn it in online before we left. So then on our way home we stopped by to visit my dad's cousin Joleen who i am pretty close to. We saw here for about 45 minutes and then had to head out to get home that night but it was great seeing her!! Then the drive took FOREVER but we got to Logan around 3:15 am and slept at my sisters house. The next day we took our rental car back and met my family at arby's because it was my grandma's birthday and she loves arby's. Then we left and my mom and my nephew ethan brought a keyboard for us from our family friend (we couldn't fit it into our jeep with our luggage so she brought it). So that was fun and Ethan loves Traxton haha but anyway. That was our trip!! It was great!