After Chihuly Garden and Glass, we walked to the Seattle Waterfront. On our walk, near the Chihuly gallery, we found a park with an enormous, tubular sculpture.
Near the sculpture was a Holocaust memorial.
Although we didn't snap a picture of Anne Frank's chestnut tree, we did find metal sculptures of trees near the waterfront.
And we played on the train tracks.
At Pier 70, we found even more sculptures. Art is everywhere in Seattle!
I took a picture of Dan taking pictures. Dan takes about 90% of the pictures that appear in my travel reports. If the picture isn't very good, there is a high probability that I took it.
Dan was zooming in, because he saw our cruise ship: Holland America's MS Amsterdam.
We also saw the Norwegian Pearl, which was the ship that I had tried to book, but it was sold out. We actually got one of the last cabins available on the MS Amsterdam, so we were lucky to even be able to cruise that week. Regarding Norwegian, the previous week, I had attended a travel agency dinner hosted by Norwegian Cruise Lines, and I was (still am) eager to try their ships: they look spectacular!
A literal sign that we were about to be on our way to Alaska!
If you spot a Ferris Wheel, you need to ride it. We walked towards the giant wheel.
When we reached the entrance to the Seattle Waterfront, we found a street photographer who charged five dollars for pictures in front of a display that he had made of Seattle landmarks: A total tourist-trap type of thing, but we were tourists and he trapped us!
Another trap = that darn Ferris Wheel, or rather the "Seattle Great Wheel." It was thirteen dollars a person for a ten minute ride. Nice views. Was it better than any other Ferris Wheel? Not really. However, if I come across a Ferris Wheel that have not yet ridden, I'm shelling out the money to ride it. It's that simple.
Lunch was clam chowder and ice cream cones inside Miner's Landing. Miners Landing is an indoor arcade filled with shops, restaurants, and lots of taxidermy. And pirates. How could I forget pirates?
We finished up mid-afternoon with plenty of time to pick up our luggage and head to our ship. Next stop, Alaska!