The Adventures of an Aussie Girl in Albuquerque

The adventures of an Aussie girl living in the American Southwest...

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Travelling: Part Two

The week after our trip to Colorado, we packed our bags again and headed to Seattle and Vancouver. Seeing as though the 4th of July holiday fell on the Tuesday, we decided to take the Monday off work and have and extended weekend. We arrived in Seattle on the Friday night and were greeted by this view.

The Space Needle was located only a few blocks from our hotel and provided a pretty spectacular view. As you can see, the weather was gorgeous and remained like this for the next four days - very rare for this area!

On the Saturday, we headed down to Pike Place Market and checked out the original Starbucks, the Seattle aquarium and Bill Speidel's Underground Tour. If you're ever in Seattle and get the chance, I'd highly recommend this tour. It gives you an insight into the history of Seattle that very few people know! Here are a few happy snaps of our day in Seattle...

The last shot was taken from the top of the Space Needle. In the background is Mount Rainier which stands at 14,410 feet (almost twice the size of Mount Kosciusko - Australia's tallest mountain)!

The following morning we were up bright and early to catch the train up to Vancouver. The trip takes about four hours and follows the coast line almost all the way providing some spectacular scenery. Vancouver itself was also a beautiful city and a great one for walking - so walk we did. We headed down to the historic gas town district, along the harbour and ended up a Stanley Park. We caught the trolley through Stanely Park and strolled back along the beach.

The following day we took a harbour cruise and checked out the shops in Robson Street. I couldn't resist getting my photos with one of these guys either. We caught the bus back to Seattle later that afternoon and spent the next morning checking out downtown Seattle before heading back to Albuquerque. We really loved Vancouver and would love to spend some more time there if we get the chance. Two days was just not enough time to see everything!


  • At 2:55 PM, Blogger jeannie said…

    What Great Pictures! You were very lucky to see Seattle in bright sunshine. What clear sky, too. Now I want to go to Seattle and Vancouver. thanks for sharing your trip. :0)

  • At 1:32 PM, Blogger Jodie said…

    I'm an Albuquerque native now living in the Pacific Northwest. We visited Seattle recently and it was fabulous. Are you enjoying New Mexico?

    I was wondering where you got the koigu? I haven't been able to find at any of the yarn shops I've been to.


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