Monday, May 28, 2007

Tourist for a day

Today, Matt and I took a move from Shawn and Sara's play book and we were tourists in our own city. We've had a book on Seattle walking tours since we moved here but have never really used it. Matt picked out the Capitol Hill walking tour. We started out in Volunteer Park on a relatively nice Seattle morning. While the walk said nothing about the Conservatory, we started out in there first.

I love the cacti room (it reminds me of my time in southern Arizona), but the pretty and unique blossoms around the place are also very beautiful. Once we got started on the actual walk, we strolled through the park and out into in the neighborhood. We checked out some beautiful historic houses that have been around since Seattle's booming days. Now of course, they are inhabited by folks who are probably doctors, lawyers or independently wealthy. We strolled past Cornish College buildings, the D.A.R. and on to Broadway. However, our book is now a little outdated thanks to all the redevelopment on the main drag. Towards the end of the walk, we turned onto Millionaire's Row. And the street lived up to it's name. (Note: no pics of the big beautiful houses, I didn't want to be that touristy, plus some folks were home.).

As we entered the park again, we started the climb up the water towers for the view. With 100 steps to the top, it was a hike.

As we entered the park again, we started the climb up the water towers for the view. With 100 steps to the top, it was a hike.

But the view was worth it! All in all, a great walking tour and we've already picked out our next on: the Washington Arboretum.

2 comments:

Shawn and Sara said...

I love the "dripping flowers" and what a view from the water tower!!! -Sara

Baby Isha said...

I love being a tourist in my own town. I am glad you and Matt were able to enjoy some time together in the midst of all the wedding stuff.