Showing posts with label Places to see in Seattle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Places to see in Seattle. Show all posts

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Thank God for a great day in Seattle, Washington: Sept 17th, 2015

Woke up early at 4AM. Waited for sunrise and everyone to wake up. Took pics of my friends backyard. Chickens and Squirrels!

Favorite hangout spot for them.


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thank God for a great day in Seattle, Washington: Sept 16, 2015

 Back in Seattle once again.... for the 5th time in several years. This time I made an resolution not to do the same touristy stuff all over again. God made it work this time because my friend moved from Shoreline to Everett, so I focused mainly on those areas and beyond. I took an overnight flight from the previous day upon arriving. I couldn't sleep on the flight so I ended watching Terminator Genisys on the plane (it's my 3rd viewing). I arrived around 6:15AM in the morning. Got to my rental car which was Thrifty and the girl who helped me told me that Hawaii folks are usually her nicest customers. Awesome! So I made the drive to Everett and traffic was prevalent. Nevertheless, I decided to stop by Lynnwood to get Chick-Fil-A!


It was good. The tater tots were really salty though. I ordered myself coffee just to help stay awake and get some warmth. Seattle was really a nice sunny day by the way.

I finally arrived at my friend, Heath's house around 9:30AM. Had a bit to catch up and we decided to go to Legion park. However Legion park was closed due to some chemical issues. So we settled to chill for a bit at Forest Park. Bring your wife, kids or family for some downtime here.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thank God for a great and final day in Seattle, Washington Sept 5-6, 2014 (pics galore redux)

So I decided to post the two last days here in my Northwest trip; both Sept 5 and 6. More emphasis on the 5th of course since my last day was only half a day.

So this time we weren't in that much of a hurry to get back to Seattle. Because due to morning traffic, we held off driving to Seattle until 9:00AM from Portland, Oregon. Darn, Portland had very good weather at this time. Hallelujah!

First off, Breakfast at Panera bread! The pics shall fill you in.

Forgot what this was but the apple one was mines.
So we headed to our road trip back to Seattle. 3 hour drive here we come.... ugh! My sister wanted seafood, so we stop by Alki point when we arrived in Seattle roughly a little after 12PM. You get a nice view of the harbor and the city of Seattle from a distance.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Thank God for a great day in Seattle, Washington Sept 3, 2014 (pics galore!)

Aloha folks and welcome back to day 2 of my trip to Seattle with my family. So we woke up around 7AM in the morning and left the hotel (free breakfast grabs btw) around 7:45AM to head to the Big Four Ice Caves at Granite Falls for a friendly family hike. The drive from Aurora was nearly an hour and a half. To make things easier, make sure you buy a day pass when you see the ranger station as you enter Granite Falls to your left. The one day pass is $5. If you miss the station, you have another chance to pay by putting money into the envelope and putting it in the drop box in the beginning of the hike.

The hike is roughly 2 miles round-trip. The path way to the caves is an easy hike. When we got to the ice caves, lots of the ice melted. I could recall the ice being stretched all the way towards the beginning of rocks that lead to the ice caves when I was back here in 2011. There is also a memorial cross to Grace Tam, 11 years old, who died back in 2010 when a big chunk of ice landed on her. Though she never died right away, it took hikers a long time to rush back to civilian areas for help.

Pay your respects if you have to but remember to be careful as you can see there are a lot of holes in the cave decks. Plus, the ice really seems thinned out. For the most part, me and my family steered clear of going inside the caves. I did go inside one of the caves back in 2011. All I can say is be careful and if you do go into a cave, bring a flashlight, heavy duty jacket and boots. Because the ice is constantly melting causing a stream to run aground, jacket because its super cold, and flash light because the more you hike in, the less you will see light. Overall, please be careful because if something happens to you, its a long way from help.

Sadly, the U.S. Forest service made the Tam family take down their cross because of our God-hating laws these days. What has our nation turned into? And our nation preaches love but yet I don't see any love in this.  Remember we are still a nation under God plus freedom of speech and religion.  No reason for the U.S. Forest service to do what they did. I betcha if a bunch of atheists placed some marker, aside from a cross, there will be no hissy fit thrown. No questions asked, period. Oh well, God will resolve the rest. I will continue to pray for the Tam family that they stay strong in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Here's the link:

Return to the Ice Caves!

My mom having fun.

I will conquer thee!

The white parts are very slippery. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Roughly at noon, we decided to head back into town to eat at Paseo Caribbean Restaurant located at Fremont. I didn't get a pic of the store because it is very difficult to find parking so I had to drop my sister off and had her buy the sandwiches while I drove around.

The sandwiches are about a foot long and are very tasty. I recommend trying here if any of you ever come to Seattle. Definitely worth the $8. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thank God for a great day in Seattle, Washington Sept 2, 2014.

 *Disclaimer* I am only copyrighting my photos because I do not want any mis-representation of me.  If you wish to use my pics, just write to me. Through a past experience, I just don't want anyone using my pics to slander me and my family. Otherwise, enjoy.

Caught a red eye Delta flight from Honolulu to LAX (Los Angeles) and then transferred from LAX to SEATAC around 9:30AM. Arrived in weathers ranging from 60-70 degrees. Not so bad. Got my rental car from Budget. Okay, ready to start the day!

First off, Chinatown aka International District! My sister got a tip in where to eat. Let the pictures do the rest of the talking!

After we ate, we walked around because my sister wanted to go to Uwajimaya which is actually linked to the KinoKuniya Bookstores. Uwajimaya sells some local Hawaiian food such as Laulau, Poi, Portuguese Sausage, and Zippy's chili etc....