Saturday, February 10, 2018

Worth The Wait

We've lived in Seattle for close to 30 years and have never been to the Skyview Observatory!

The Columbia Center is the tallest building in the State of WA at 76 stories and the Skyview Observatory is on the 73rd floor. By contrast, the CC is 930 feet tall and the Space Needle is 520 ft.

 (This picture is from Google.) 

You might remember that Chuck drives for Metro and I think I've been on a city bus three times in my life. So we decided to take the bus downtown and ride the Light Rail to the Columbia Center.


There's SO much construction doing on downtown!




The views are spectacular and I love the different perspective of the city. 





Looking West toward the Olympic Mountains


Looking East. That city just on the other side of Lake Washington is Bellevue.


North



And South. Mount Rainier is directly in the center of the photo, a dark triangle in the middle of the clouds.


Centurylink Field and Safeco Field


We tried our hand at selfies



Hahahaha!!! How do people do it?! 😆
Then a kind gentleman offered to take our picture.

 Much better. 😊


We sat at  Starbucks for a while, walked around downtown, it was such a great day hanging out with my guy.

How did you spend your Saturday?

4 comments:

Billie Jo said...

That view is incredible!
Thank you so much for sharing something I will most likely never see.
And good try on the selfies!!!
Keep practicing!
You will get it!
We had a quiet Saturday before Mass, and then we went to a house blessing for some friends of ours.
It was a lovely day.
Have a wonderful week!

ellen b said...

Wow! You picked the perfect day for a ride to the top of Columbia. I've never been in that building, yet. Maybe I should put it on my list. Glad you had a good time with your guy!

Rebecca Jo said...

I love all the sights & sounds of downtown. So much energy in it all.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a delightful day spent with your sweetie! Those selfies are hard to get the hang of it! Glad you had a nice man to take the great picture of the two of you! Nothing better than just spending time with your hubby! Such amazing views you shared! I may never make it to the top floor of the Columbia building, but I did through your eyes! We visited Mount Rainer a couple of years ago, and it is truly a magnificent place to visit. Nice to glimpse it through the clouds :)