I am excited to share more photos of our recent Stampin’ Up! Adventure! We enjoyed a 7 day Alaska Cruise with Stampin’ UP! and spent a few extra days in Seattle to explore the city and meet the penguins in person at the Woodland Park Zoo!!
I thought you might enjoy some of our hundreds of photos, condensed into a few collages, plus a quick 2 minute video about our visit with the penguins!
We stayed at the Seattle Sheraton, and it was amazing. A lovely property within walking distance to the waterfront, to the monorail that takes you to the Space Needle, and great views of the city!
We splurged on a suite and enjoyed the corner views, extra space, 2 bathrooms, and access to the lounge on the 32nd floor for free breakfast and evening snacks! 🙂 (or as Eric said,, it’s not free… it’s just “included”) 🙂
Upon checking into our gorgeous suite, they delivered this tray and a special fruit and chocolate dessert for Eric, to start the 60th birthday celebration!!! We celebrated Eric’s birthday for about 2 weeks, since this really was a special milestone!!
On our last day in Seattle, my brother and his wife joined us, and also went on the cruise with us!! What a treat it was to vacation with them after about 30 years since our last vacation together!!!!
On our first day in Seattle, the weather was amazing, so we headed straight off to the Space Needle to take advantage of the blue skies for photos! The last time we were there we ate at the revolving restaurant at the top of the Space Needle, but it’s currently closed, undergoing major renovations, so we were only able to take photos from the observation deck.
Adjacent to the Space Needle is the Chihuly Gardens and Glass exhibit… OH MY GOODNESS.. there are no words to describe this… if you have not seen a Chihuly exhibit, I highly recommend it! There are Chihuly glass collections all over the world. It was AMAZING!
Another stop on our “let’s play tourist” adventure in Seattle was the Great Wheel. It’s a gigantic 175 foot tall Ferris wheel that goes out over the water and affords amazing views of the waterfront and the city!! WELL worth it.. so much fun!!
THEN… the highlight of the trip … a visit to the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle to take a behind the scenes adventure tour of the penguin habitat!! OH MY GOSH>>> so much fun!! Jason actually found this online and we set up this amazing tour months in advance. I know some people dream of swimming with dolphins or stingrays, or some other type of amazing adventure, but for me (diehard penguin lover) this was just the tops!! We learned so much about them, fed them, petted them, and created life-long memories with this visit!
Watch the VIDEO below to see more about our Penguin Adventure at the Woodland Park Zoo!
For more info about these behind the scenes tours at the Woodland Park zoo, click HERE.
Below are a few miscellaneous photos of our other adventures in Seattle at the Public Market, walking around Seattle, and dinner at The Edgewater with Peter & Tami.
Our last Seattle adventure included a quick elevator ride up to the 76th floor of the Columbia Center (tallest building in Seattle) for photos from all 360 degrees around the top of the building.. again, amazing!!
We also stopped at the Starbucks Reserve headquarters… WOW.. what a huge place.. fun to see and hear all about the operations there.
Hope you enjoyed our Seattle tour. I’ll have more photos another day of our adventures from the Explorer of the Seas Cruise Ship and the Stampin’ UP! cruise!