I was fortunate enough to spend a whole day out in Seattle Center with my eldest nephew, Peter. He is a sponge for education, especially anything science related, so I took him on a couple buses from Tacoma Dome Station to the Pacific Science Center. Before we started exploring the land of dinosaurs, tide pools, insects and butterflies, we made a pit stop for the only thing he requested all day...Pizza. Lucky for us, there happened to be a youth orchestra in the food court doing a holiday concert. As most of you know, Peter has a great interest in violins and has started taking lessons to learn how to play it himself. This is the only time I've ever had to encourage him to eat his pizza, as he was so mesmerized by the performance. He was pretty excited about the concert!
Pete loved the butterfly house. We had a butterfly chart in which we would find the names of the various butterflies flying freely around us without inhibition. He thought they were all pretty cool, but his favorite were the big brown ones that looked like they had eyes on the outside, but when they opened their wings it was electric blue!
Notice the lack of two front teeth...makes him even more adorable!
We learned about what they eat and got to watch them unroll their massively long tongues (comparatively to their body size) and pull the nectar out of the fruit.
When we were done at the Pacific Science Center, we headed over to the Space Needle.
Pete loved the different ships we could see in the harbor. He was most fascinated with the barges (pictured). He also loved his hot chocolate and lovely snack mom packed for us.
Seattle with Mt. Rainier in the background...
Sunset...it was only like 3:45p.
Once the sun went down Pete got pretty cold pretty fast, so we improvised and made him into a little Babushka.
A sign of a good day!
(on the bus ride home)
The whole family met us at the bus stop and took us out to Vien Dong for some great Vietnamese food. Everyone in the family loved the complimentary tea!
Patrick telling us about his day!
Like mother like son!
I had such a wonderful time not only in Tacoma but in all the places I visited on this US tour! But this does conclude my postings for it!
Thanks again to everyone who took the time out to put me up and visit with me, I really appreciate it and really enjoyed myself!