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Days of "Larry gets lost in Seattle" : Seattle Staycation Part 2

Posted Apr 21 2013 2:06pm
When we were moving to Seattle, Miss Tori  ( R's beloved speechie ) gave us this book " Larry gets lost in Seattle"
John Skewes has written these books about a number of cities


 This is a really nice book about a boy and a dog who go to Seattle.

The dog ( named Larry) gets lost and "inadvertently" visits all the tourist spots of Seattle

We have read this book every night  in the month in our little corporate apartment in Downtown Bellevue

And when time for our staycation comes - we decide to do all the things that Larry did in this book

Pike place Market 

Love the market - we buy things like Triple X raspberry habanero jelly

AMAZING - this jelly with some cheese is SUBLIME and is the subject of many of our picnics

There is also a really famous creperie that DH and I resolve to come back ( me for Nutella crepes and DH for doubtless one of the savory ones )

R is overwhelmed by the smell of the fish and completely ignores the fish throwing ( this is not as exciting IRL as in the Larry book )

The flowers soothe him
As do the arts and crafts

And he needs some time to recuperate with numbers and Sprite
Oh how much fun we have on this
Up in the air.. looking at the Seattle skyline

Miner's Landing Pier 57 Carousel

This is not a stop in the book - but R insists on going here

OMG how he enjoys the stupid games and the merry go round  - I can safely say this is R's favorite part of the trip :-)



Ballard Locks 

It is raining so we went inside the museum and DH explains how the Ballard locks work through a model
Then we show him how they work in real life


But it is cold and raining. R sulks ( as he loves his physical comfort )  so we spend very little time here
Freemont Troll 

Then we are off to see the Freemont Troll( you can read about it here ) - R Adores this ( as do I ) what a great creative thing to do
One of the many reasons I love Seattle
Can you see the car trapped in the troll's hands
In the evening R has Therapy and his therapist asks him to write down 10 things about Seattle and clearly the visit has made an impression as he writes

  • Space Needle
  • People 
  • Fish ( the smell must have stayed in his mind ) 
  • Pike Place Market 
  • Flowers
  • Swedish Medical ( the hopsital where we go for his Crohn's)
  • Medicine in your arm ( as he gets his meds for his crohns via IV) 
  • Up
  • Down ( owing to the many elevators in Seattle ) 
  • Smith Tower ( which is mentioned in the book ) 


  • Staycations are really great and we are so sad our week is over .
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