We took a shuttle to our hotel & decided to walk the 2 miles to the Pacific Northwest Conference office
Met with Bishop Hagiya, Pat Simpson (Seattle DS), David Valera (DCM), Patrick Scriven (Conference Youth & Young Adults), Cara Scriven (young clergy) & Elizabeth Schindler (young clergy)
We caught a bus from the hotel to downtown Seattle – we were proud of ourselves for figuring out the transfers and bus etiquette
We did the Seattle Center, Experience Music Project & Sci-Fi Museum, took the monorail to Westgate for lunch, Pike’s Place Market and took a very cool Underground tour
We caught the 4:20 ferry to Bainbridge Island to visit Linda, one of Aaron’s relatives
We hiked through the Grand Forest – a very cool rain forest
We drove to Pt. Townsend and walked on the coast & through the town
We ate lunch at Nifty 50s 🙂
We tried a self-guided driving tour but that dissolved into laughter & confusing directions
Back at Linda’s house, the sun came out and I just HAD to take a picture on the back deck. We went outside and accidentally closed the locked door behind us! We spent an hour and a half on the back deck. The irony being that we waited all week for sun and when it arrived, we were forced to enjoy it!
Caught the 8:45am ferry back to Seattle – absolutely beautiful morning
Took the bus back to the airport
We had to run in the Houston airport to catch our flight to Dayton and we ended up waiting an hour and a half for our flight attendant to show up
Seattle was great and the people were very friendly and laidback. We’re so grateful for the opportunity to experience life there.