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There was no school on Thursday so we decided to take the family for a visit to the Seattle Aquarium. I remember visiting the Aquarium when I was small, with my Grandmother. Then it was dark and the floor was wet, it smelled strongly of dead fish and you couldn’t see the fish very well. That building was replaced years ago and the place is now a delight, bright and beautiful.

Seneca enjoyed the “tide pools” where she could put her hands in the water and touch the creatures.  raven measured himself to compare with a shark.

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My favorite was the colorful displays of tropical fish.   Could I make a quilt like this?  fish 6

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After we had seen everything we walked along the Waterfront to Ivar’s Fish Bar. This restaurant specializes in clams and is a Seattle tradition. In fact, Ted and I ate clams there the first time we went out together, 56 years ago.   We ate outside despite the drizzle, after all, we were in Seattle.

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This regal sea gull is actually a real begger!

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I was able to take a few snaps of the kids.

Our next stop was a visit to our grandson Aidan. He is Tad’s son and after Tad died, his wife went to live near relatives in Maine. We are pleased that Aidan has returned to Washington to go to Evergreen State College in Olympia. It was evening by the time we got there, but we had a nice visit and he posed with Seneca and Raven in front of the Long House.

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Now we are at Ocean Shores, experiencing a stormy weekend. We love it here!!!  However, yesterday two cars got swamped on the beach, must be careful!!

 

Photos: Dead batteries leave cars buried in Ocean Shores surf