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Monday and the Crisis

March 9, 2010

We are staying at the Green Tortoise Hostel which is right across from the Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. Check it out: Four beds to choose from. Could you find this situation in the swanky downtown hotels? I think not. Plus they have free toast and towels you rent for a buck. Don’t be jealous.

We spent Monday afternoon poking around the market and downtown, eating produce, and looking at large dead fish on ice.

Then we paid $5 to ride a corporate elevator to the top of the tallest building in Seattle. We could see tiny people paying $27 to ride the space needle from up there. They looked so cute.

Then we did a horrible horrible thing and almost had to live in the Green Tortoise hostel for the rest of our lives.

We left our Very Important Back Pack in the Jasmine Thai restaurant because the Pad Thai was that distracting. In the Very Important Back Pack we had our MP3 player, our lap top, our TRAIN TICKETS and our PASSPORTS EXCLAMATION MARK.

So, we spent all of last night praying to St.Anthony and imagining a life of free toast and towels for a buck. It felt less glamorous than it did earlier that day.

This morning, we did circles around the block waiting for Mr. Jasmine Thai to open his doors and hopefully hand us a Very Important Back Pack, hopefully still full of Very Important things.

He did and it was. Mr. Jasmine Thai, thank you. We like Seattle but not that much.

This afternoon, we took James to the Children’s Museum at Seattle Center which was a combination of fabulous and exhausting.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Eileen permalink
    March 9, 2010 11:31 pm

    I was cringing when I read that your passports were in the backpack . . . so that’s where St. Anthony went . . . I’ve been praying to him to find Emily’s lost Science textbook the past couple of days (her teacher’s not happy), but I’m glad he helped you first . . . you obviously needed his help more than I did!

  2. Jean permalink
    March 10, 2010 10:31 am

    That photo of James lying in the middle of a mall (I assume it’s a mall) is a classic. I always feel like doing that in malls.

  3. phil permalink
    March 10, 2010 7:34 pm

    claire. be careful. that produce looks fresh. it’s been so long you don’t know how your body is going to react. at the least, don’t feed the fresh stuff to James.

  4. Davida permalink
    March 11, 2010 10:36 am

    I love it Claire! Glad you found your stuff and it was all there for you! The picture of James in the middle of the food court is classic! But the one before that where James and JD are painting…I love how enthused JD looks! =)

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