"Our Little Trooper"

"Our Little Trooper"
"Let me live, that I may praise you!" Psalm 119:175

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Seattle Summary Part Two...the fun stuff!

We really had a nice time in Seattle. 
If we weren't at a doctor's appointment,
we were sight seeing or eating wonderful meals.
Here is a quick glimpse of the fun side of our trip.
(I blogged last week about the medical side of the trip,
 in "Seattle Summary Part One...the medical news" in case you missed it.)
Rowan was very excited to fly again. 
He did have some respiratory issues that day and required 02 during both flights,
and he slept most of the time, but when he woke up he was so thrilled to see
Seattle's forests, water and mountains out the window.

First of all, we were lucky enough to have Rowan's home nurse, Cindy travel with us for these consultations in Seattle.  She is part of the family, and Rowan just loves spending time with her.  Here are a few pictures of them during the trip.  Notice they are usually holding hands or skipping, or both:)


One of the things that impressed me the most about Washington was the absolutely gorgeous flowers! They were so beautiful and plentiful.  I would have fresh flowers in my home at all times if they were that pretty, readily available and that inexpensive.  The bouquets only cost $10 each in the Market! Unbelievable.


Of course we hit all the normal tourist spots downtown...
Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, the Seattle Center, 
and the surrounding parks and sculptures. 
 Rowan especially liked how the fountain spurted the water out higher and higher,
to the beat of the music that was playing in the park.


Our favorite site seeing tour was definitely to the Chihuly Exhibit, Gardens and Glass House.
What an amazing artist, and what beautifully kept grounds.


We were very happy to take Rowan on his first Pacific Northwest ferry ride,
when we crossed the Sound to visit one of Brian's old Navy buddies
and his family in Bremerton, Washington.


Everyone had such a nice time enjoying the outdoors, in the beautiful green woods.
(It was so different than what we are used to back home in Texas.)

Especially, when we found Bigfoot!
(That's right, right there in the middle of the photo:)
Rowan watched the video footage over and over and over.
He said "We got more evidence in one day, than they did on Finding Bigfoot in a whole season!"
As you can see, he already "believed"...

We were very blessed to get to spend Easter with the Mefford's too...
complete with egg dyeing, Easter egg hunting, and yummy food/drinks.


What a great visit with some terrific kids...I mean Super Heroes:)


 Once we were back in town, in Seattle, we did a lot of walking...and hiking...and climbing hills.
Rowan was so funny.  He danced all over town, and even started to pretend he could do Parkour. 
It was so entertaining as we walked the streets of Seattle in the University District.






The flight home was smooth and uneventful...
Rowan just kept saying how much he was going to miss Seattle,
and how he couldn't wait to go back:)

Goodbye Seattle...see you soon Texas!

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