Seattle–The beach, BBQ, and a glassblowing shop

My internet at the hotel has been unpredictable and cranky, so I’m going to make this fast.

My first stop was Alki Beach on the Puget Sound.  I enjoyed the mild heat (81F, 28C) as I strolled by the water.  I watched people paddleboarding (is that the right term for what he’s doing?) and couldn’t get over how gorgeous the mountains looked.

I wandered up to where the lighthouse is, but unfortunately it was closed.  However, just up the road, I found a small beachlet, with some gorgeous driftwood.

I stopped to take a picture of the skyline at a conveinently marked look-out point.

There were blackberries growing at the look-0ut point, so I used a technique I learned in photography class to keep them in focus while blurring the background of the Seattle skyline to make a picture I really like.

I stopped and had some bbq before heading to a glassblowing studio near Pioneer Square.  I didn’t take a picture, but I found the cutest blown glass teddy bear for the new baby’s room and I’m shipping it home to Singapore.  Then I drove to my friend K’s home and hung out with her and her gorgeous two kids (we met in a birth community when we were pregnant with our first–her R is 2 weeks younger than Ellie).  I ended the night with some retail therapy at a local mall, including some delicious chocolate covered strawberries from Godiva.

More later, depending on how the internet holds up here!

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2 Responses to Seattle–The beach, BBQ, and a glassblowing shop

  1. Sam says:

    So nice to see that you visited Seattle recently (we were there in July). We used to live very close to Alki Beach, so nice to see the views from our old neighbourhood on your blog. Hope all is well with you !

    • Crystal says:

      I have some other great shots I’ve been meaning to share. Where are you these days (US or SG?) We’re back after the 19th (although I’m a billion weeks pregnant) and I could meet you for a cool non-alcoholic beverage 🙂

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