On our last day, we had the morning to explore the rest of Seattle on foot that we missed the other days. We were on our way to find the hidden Gum Wall when we ran into Mr. Sasquatch above. When we finally found the Gum Wall, we were half disgusted and half amazed:
We made our mark - A(kiyo) S(hizuka) K(aori) Ishii:
After Purelling our hands like mad, we headed to downtown where we took in all the architecture. We had learned during the Duck Tour about the Great Seattle Fire and how the new city ordinance required all buildings to be built with bricks and stones.
We took a few silly pictures too:
We had a light breakfast at Zeitgeist Coffee and started walking back to checkout the Seattle Public Library. But before we got there, Shizuka wanted to stop by a Cherry Street Coffee to buy coffee beans as gifts and we came across this neat painting on their wall:
So the Seattle Public Library is this amazing building with tons of windows. If you're afraid of heights like me, I suggest you just enjoy it from the outside because it's not very friendly for people like us.
Once you walk in the main entrance, you're greeted by this steep yellow escalator. My knees shook, my palms were sweating, and my heart started pounding.
My sisters didn't realize the extent of my fear and they laughed at me while they kept going up the other escalators. I kept my cool and found an elevator and found myself at the third floor:
Creepy, right? At this point, I was trying to text them, walking around everywhere. I went up the stairs to the fourth floor and was greeted by computers. I walked across the floor toward the elevator to only realize that nearly everything, including the side rails and elevators, were glass. I freaked. I closed my eyes, hung onto the elevator rails, and rushed outside in tears (just a bit). Haha, I can laugh about it now but I've learned not to test my fear of heights. (Funny thing is, I was somewhat okay when we were at Snoqualmie Falls. I don't get it either.) So my sisters finally came out and apologized and helped me to the top. But I didn't do much sightseeing so Shizuka took lots of neat pictures like this:
If you're afraid of heights and you want to enter the building, I suggest you go in from the Spring St entrance and checking it out from there, which looks like this:
We got to the airport and had our last snack together at the Africa Lounge inside SeaTac. :D Yes, we ate again! It was such a fun trip with my sisters, I hope we'll be able to do something like this again before another 10 years passes us by!
Have you gone on a sibling trip lately? Or a family trip? What's been your favorite vacation?
Lots of Smiles, Akiyo
Note: I’ve included links to all the places I’d recommend visiting. :) So if you decide to visit Seattle, there’s a lot of places to check out (and food to eat)!