Márcio's sister, Ana and mom, Margareth stayed with us in Seattle for two weeks in April. I had some fun playing tourist with them (unfortunately Márcio was at work), but he was there for all of our weekend adventures.
One of my favorite places here is Olympic Sculpture Park, it's on Elliot Bay and the views are amazing. You can see across to Bainbridge Island (we went there last summer, it's great for bike riding!) and when you look North, you see snow capped mountains. We went during the day and then walked for about an hour North along Elliot Bay, which brought us to Queen Anne. It's also AMAZING at sunset. We'll try to get some photos there during sunset one of these days!
We walked from our apartment in Capitol Hill down to Pioneer Square (sorry no photos there this time), it was about a 30 minute walk. Pioneer Square is the oldest part of town. It has art galleries, small shops and bars.
We also spent some time downtown, near Pike Place Market, Seattle's original farmers market. We went to the market a lot when we arrived here last summer. The corporate apartment we stayed in was about five minutes walking distance. We don't go as much these days, but we've found a few favorite restaurants in Capitol Hill (new blog post idea!).
Our last touristic stop was the Space Needle. Tickets to go to the top were around $26. Aside from the construction that was happening at the top, the views were pretty cool. I don't think this is something we'd do without guests though. It's like a New Yorker going to the top of the Empire State Building on a regular basis, except that's cooler (sorry Seattle).
Below is a diary of the photos with Ana and Mãe. Enjoy!