An Unusual Father's Day

Traditionally, for Father’s Day, we do whatever Shaun wants to do as he is the father.  So we usually just take a deep breath and hope like crazy we survive our Off-Roading trip.  However, this year, my folks are visiting and there simply isn’t enough room in the Jeep for us all. 

I suggested that  just the guys head up to the back roads for some male bonding.  Dad claimed his back hurt and he said didn’t want to be bounced around.  So we had to think of something that would appeal to them both.  I opened my big mouth suggested going into Seattle for some touristy stuff and they both jumped at the idea. 

So, we all piled in the MomMobile and headed downtown with Shaun at the wheel of my car.  Somehow I ended up in the passenger seat.  I’m pretty sure it was so that they could all laugh at me as Shaun pretended he was four wheeling down all the steep hills of Seattle.  I squished my eyes together as tight as they would go, grasped the door handle with all of my might and held my breath as I muttered a few choice words at my Beloved. 

We finally made it down to the waterfront and set about searching for parking.  Despite the fact that it was a cold and gloomy Sunday afternoon, the entire area was still crowded.  We finally managed to find a spot to park when a  bum frantically waved us over and carefully directed us into the open spot.  We tipped him as a thank you for pointing out the spot and crossed our fingers that the van would be intact when we came  back. 

The Market can be lots of fun, but when it’s packed with people, it just annoys me. 

So I just did my best to not be too grumpy.   I took pictures.  Lots of pictures…

I waited until the famed fish throwers were ready to throw a fish.  Only I forgot that I was using the Baby and that it has just the tiniest delay.  So we have a photo of the fish just being caught. 

Mimi had my Beast

Grandma had her brand new camera

Of course Shaun had a camera too. 

Grandpa had a camera as well, but I don’t think he saw much point in dragging it out as the rest of us were pretty busy playing tourist.  KT was just hanging around, being Daddy’s girl, but we don’t seem to have a single photo of her. 

I suppose that’s because we were too busy taking shots of things like this beautiful produce.

And the abundant fresh seafood displays

Or even the original Starbucks…that was much too busy for us to grab a latte…

They finally had enough and we all piled back into the van (yes it was still there!).  Our next mission was for me.   I had requested that we find a way to get back to the Eastside without having to deal with the steep hills that terrify me so much.  (I never ever said I was rational!)   My hero found a way and now I won’t dread our weekly trips into Seattle so much this summer.

Since everyone was already starving, we decided to try out the Vegan Pizza joint that KT has been wanting to go to.  I tried hard not to think about the steaks that we were supposed to be grilling in honor of the dads. 

If they wanted to climb steep hills, go exploring the Market and eat vegan pizza, who was I to argue? After all, it was Father’s Day and they are the the two best dads in the world.

At least I didn’t have to go off-roading…

Just a reminder that you can click on the photos to see them bigger….

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