Sunday, October 26, 2008

Seattle Day 2

Our last day in Seattle, we went to the Space Needle, the Science Fiction Museum, Experience the Music Project aka "the blob", and the IMAX theater at the Pacific Science Center to watch The Dark Knight!  Possibly one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life!  It was absolutely incredible and mind blowing to see the movie at the IMAX!  Our home theater is pretty dang good, but it was definitely a different experience at the IMAX!!! I highly recommend The Dark Knight at an IMAX theater!

Space Needle!

View from the top of the Space Needle!

"The Blob" from the Space Needle.

Entrance to the Science Fiction Museum.  We weren't allowed to take pictures inside... :)

Experience the Music Project.

There weren't any flat walls inside the museum!

Definitely intense architecture!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My Birthday and Seattle!

For my Birthday, we decided to go to Seattle and get a hotel!  Seattle is completely different than Portland!  It is definitely a big city feel, the skyline was absolutely amazing!

Here's Seattle as we approach it!

And closer....

Here we are!

This is the restaurant that we had dinner at!

View from our seats at the restaurant.

The Oyster Bar.

We were told we had to try the oysters, since this is one of the best oyster bars around!  I didn't like it a lot, but Michael really enjoyed them!

Michael's Halibut and Shrimp.

My Alder Planked King Salmon

Michael's granny apple dessert.

My creme brulee.

Michael liked it a little too much! :)

Apparently me too... :x)

Space Needle at night!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Oregon Trip Day 5

Mount St. Helen, I had no idea what was so special about this mountain until our visit.  May 18, 1980 Mount St. Helen erupted and the eruption was captured on video!  We went to the visitor center and watched a few movies about the eruption and how one volcano changed the world, over a million people's lives, and the topography of the land.  It was absolutely incredible!

The Mount St. Helen Visitor Center.

This is the Spirit Lake Memorial Bridge.  Spirit Lake was a tourist spot before Mount St. Helen erupted.  It was a good size lake where tourist would go out on boats, most of the time rented from Harry Truman, and see the gorgeous views of the mountain.  After the eruption of Mount St. Helen, the lake was no more, it was buried under along with the only resident who refused to evacuate, Harry Truman.  The Volcano all but erased Spirit lake from the maps and created two other lakes in the area.  It was absolutely incredible!

The path of destruction.

The explosion took out trees from the stumps, some were broken off from its roots and left laying next to the stump.  The force was traveling at about 300 mph at 640 degree fahrenheit!