Friday Postcards from a Seattle Summer

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For the past month I haven’t had any will to travel anywhere, the weather has been perfect and Seattle is just brilliant in the summer sunshine.  So I have something like 14000 photos from the last 30 days stuck in my phone.  About a hundred were of this little armadillo at the Point Defiance Zoo. They have so many adorable animals there!

armadillo at Point Defiance Zoo in the summer

Walrus at Point Defiance Zoo

We also visited Remlinger Farms and picked berries and rode the rides.  (And we knocked it right off our bucket list  Yes, we have a small bucket list this summer, but it’s helped fuel a few of our adventures when we didn’t know what to do.)

Remlinger Farm   baby rollercoaster at Remlinger Farm  raspberries at Remlinger Farm
We also checked out the chocolate exhibit at the Mohai and the exhibit has a lot of interactive stations, but the most memorable feature is the amazing chocolate smell that engulfs you once you open the door.

chocolate exhbit at the mohaichocolate exhbit at the mohai

And we had a lovely birthday at the Space Needle.  This is such an amazing place for a celebration and Seattle Center is such a fun place in the summer.

space needle on a clear dayflowers at the Seattle Center
Camping got knocked off our bucket list too. We camped at Willaby Campground on the Olympic Peninsula and I think it’s a great camping spot for kids.  We really enjoyed hiking around the area and Quinalt lake is gorgeous, but I am still not a camper.  I do love a roof over my head and my own bathroom.  I think glamping might be more my style.

camping at Willaby state parkQuinalt Lake

We’ve enjoyed our local beaches.  Discovery Park is one of our favorites and it’s nice just to head there before dinner and get in an evening walk.

beach day at Discovery Park

And when we want to switch it up, we’ve been bike-riding and our favorite ride is this one along the Seattle Waterfront.  We love that Seattle Aquarium has early member mornings every Sunday until August 25th.  This is one of the awesome-est membership perks I’ve ever seen.

riding bikes at Olympic Sculpture Parkpuffin at Seattle AquariumSeattle Aquarium

So all this sunshine here has been absolutely amazing!  Even the Sounders have been on fire and it’s been fun to watch the gorgeous sky change colors at their evening games.

Fireworks at Seattle Sounders

But with the downpours we’ve been having the past two days, I’m starting to get some wanderlust and thankfully, my friend Keryn from walkingontravels hosts Friday postcards and I love looking at everyone’s travel pics for inspiration. With this current cool weather spill I’m hoping someone posts something tropical!  Happy Friday!

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