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Photo Essay: Seattle's Museum of Flight

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Photo Essay: Seattle's Museum of Flight

Sometimes it's fun to be a bit nerdy. Don't you think? My husband suggested the Museum of Flight when we were deciding to what to see in Seattle this summer and after quickly looking at the brochure I said, "Let's do it!"

It turned out to be such a great way to spend the morning. Here are a few photos I couldn't help snapping while playing tourist:

And yes, you can walk inside the old Air Force One and Concorde they have on-site. Pretty neat, right? I highly recommend going if you're at all interested in aviation history or if you simply marvel at our ability to step inside a metal tube and hurl ourselves through the sky. Honestly, the ingenuity of it all is what really interests me. We humans have come up with some incredible ideas and inventions over the years, but flight has to be the one of the most awe-inspiring.

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p.s. One day in Victoria, BC, hitting up Seattle's tourist spots and some love for the Pacific Northwest.



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Embracing Tourist Status in Seattle

Seattle, Washington

In the world of travel, we often see articles, books and guides urging us to stay away from "tourist traps" and toward the lesser-known attractions and activities. Yet, as we pondered how to spend one day in Seattle this summer, we made the choice to hit up some of the highlights. 

Yes, we only had one day and we missed out on a lot of hole-in-the-wall spots, but I happen to think it's more fun to have fun than to worry about all of that. So, that's what we did!

Seattle, Washington

We opted to spend the morning at Seattle's Museum of Flight, which—though it sounds a bit nerdy—was actually pretty incredible. The museum offers a ton of information about the history of flight and you can even tour an Air Force One and Concorde, which are both located on museum grounds.

Museum of Flight // Seattle, Washington

After we left the museum, we headed down to Pike Place Market where we shopped around for a bit. Talk about sensory overload! I've been there before, but I'm always amazed by how busy it seems to be—all day, every day.

Pike Place Market // Seattle, Washington
Pike Place Market // Seattle, Washington
Pike Place Market // Seattle, Washington
Pike Place Market // Seattle, Washington
Pike Place Market // Seattle, Washington
Pike Place Market // Seattle, Washington
Pike Place Market // Seattle, Washington

We had planned to ride the Great Wheel, but decided against it since the day was pretty dreary. Luckily, the colors of the market kept us in good spirits!

After grabbing dinner in the city, we hopped back on the ferry to Kingston where we were staying. Though we'll probably explore the many other sides of Seattle during our next visit, playing tourist was the perfect way to spend the twelve hours we had available. 

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Tell me: what are your favorite Seattle spots? We'll add them to our list for next time!


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