Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Great Wheel In Seattle

My husband and I had a Monday off together last week.  I was thinking about all of the things that needed to be done around the house and yard, trying to decide what to do first.  Pat had another plan that was much better, we were going to take a drive.  We headed south on I-5 and headed to downtown Seattle.  We have a new attraction on the Seattle waterfront, it is called
the "Great Wheel."
We arrived at about 10:45 and learned that they were delaying the start of the ride for regular maintenance.  We stood in line and visited with a lady from Tennessee who had come to Seattle to see the sights and also planned to visit the San Juan Islands and Whidbey Island.  Her friend did not like heights so she was on her own for the ride.

It was a beautiful day so the wait was an easy and enjoyable one.
The sky was a little hazy which might have been caused by the smoke coming our way from east of the mountains where they have experienced devastating fires.

We bought our tickets and were on the first ride of the day on the Great Wheel.
You know that moment in time when you think to yourself, what am I doing here and how do I get out of here?  Well since I was the one with the camera I was able to get a picture of Patrick when that thought crossed his mind.  I had the same thought but you will not see what my face looked like at that second.

Here we are much more relaxed and enjoying the scenery.  We tried to get our heads even so that one of us didn't look like we had a huge head.  I will say that Pat is holding the camera so he is a little closer.

After our ride on the Great Wheel we walked a few blocks and took an elevator to the Pike Place Market.  Seattle is a city with many hills so we had the option of several flights of switch back stairs or the elevator.  Going down is much easier so we chose the stairs when we headed back to our car.

This market is a very busy place and seems to go on forever.

I took a picture when no one was in front of this flower stand, that was only for a very brief time.

These are the flowers I brought home with me as a reminder of a very enjoyable and relaxing day.


  1. Not in a million years!! lol!! Looks like a wonderful day, though. The best kind. Just you and your honey....

  2. This is THE SWEETEST thing I have read!!! Love you picture of you two together. You are so beautiful Sherry!

  3. Looks like you had a wonderful day with your hubby! The photos are beautiful from the Great Wheel. I give you credit. I would have definitely chickened out! lol

  4. I had one blog I wanted to visit today and it was yours! Thanks for the beautiful photo tour of your day. We have been blessed with some amazing weather this month. What a treat. That wheel has been getting a lot of use it's first year in business. Guess it was a good addition to the waterfront attractions, huh? So cool your husband knew what you needed to do that day. He is a good and sensitive man.

  5. Hi Sherry. Your vintage jar is on the way. Becs

  6. What a fun day you had. I don't remember seeing the Great Wheel when I was there in January...then again, it was during your storm of the century. Love those beautiful fresh flowers at the market.