Seattle with my Mom — Part One
In the summer of 2014, I wanted to go on a vacation. I was toying with the idea of going by myself, but my mom was hesitant to let me go by myself. Yes, I was an adult and could go without her permission, but I took her worries to heart. I really wanted to go to Seattle. I had never been to the state of Washington before, and also, my favorite TV show is based in Seattle: Grey’s Anatomy!
I was introduced to Grey’s Anatomy during my freshman year of college. My friends were watching the show and asked me to join them. At first, I was horrified due to all of the gruesome scenes showing surgeries and medical issues. I almost got a bit queasy while watching the episodes! Once, one of my friends even commented on how I looked pale during one episode! After a few episodes though, I was hooked on the drama. Plus, I wanted to hang out with my friends. I am still watching this soap opera, and it’s on season 17 in 2021!
So after talking with my mom, we decided we would go to Seattle together! Our trip lasted for five days in the summer of 2014. On our first full day in the city, we walked from our hotel to the Pacific Science Center. They had a special exhibit on spies! As a history major in college, I was intrigued by the Cold War and espionage. I had even written my senior paper on the spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. They were Americans who were suspected of spying for the Soviet Union. The Pacific Science Center was also hosting a lecture on spies. I didn’t write down the name of the speaker or the title of the lecture on my itinerary, but I do remember the speaker was late. We did get snacks for free though! The lecture was for AARP members, and since my mom was a member we got to go for free!
Afterwards, we walked around the center, saw its butterfly house, and then went to see the Chihuly Garden & Glass center. Dale Chihuly is an American glass blower whose glass sculptures are absolutely breathtaking! I just love his artwork, and it was beautifully displayed at this art museum. I highly recommend going here! Also, it’s right next to the Space Needle, which is convenient!
We went up the Space Needle, which is an iconic spot that the city is known for. Over 600 feet tall, the Space Needle was built in 1962 for the World’s Fair. It was neat to see Puget Sound, the city, and the mountains far off in the distance!