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Thursday
Jun282012

an ice cream outing 

It might not have been the quickest route to get some ice cream for the boys (we actually had some in the freezer at home) but we like to take the scenic route sometimes.  It's just more fun, especially when the sun is out in Seattle.  First we drove to West Seattle to catch the water taxi.  The water taxi is part of the public transportation system here, an inexpensive way to take a little cruise.  Also, parking is free and much easier to find in West Seattle vs. downtown.

While waiting for our boat, the boys played on the beach and checked out a shrimp boat. 

One trip across the bay takes about fifteen minutes.  I packed sack lunches to eat on the boat.

The water taxi dropped us off right where all the kitschy touristy stuff happens.  It's also where we can get some really great homemade ice cream.

After an hour, we got back on the boat and went back to West Seattle.  All in all, a very fun way to take the kids out for ice cream.

I just had to show you this house in West Seattle.  It always makes me smile.  This sweet little classic Seattle house, a hold out amidst the towering condos.  It reminds me of a favorite chidren's picture book.

 

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Reader Comments (7)

What fun! So pretty. I liked Seattle when I visited.

When I lived in the Bay Area, we use to love the Marin ferry. DD was two when we left and someday we have to go visit just to do that and look at the Golden Gate from it; the best view. Her grandfather still lives there, but he visits here.

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMariposa

The simple pleasures of youth! What a lovely day trip :-) It's so nice being able to go places by water, isn't it?

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

there you go again - being the fun mom :)
I'm going to steal this idea for sure!!

June 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdenise

Rock on sweet little Seattle house! This post is a nice reminder that outings don't have to be extravagant to be fun. And it does look like a very fun trip!

June 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTara

How fun!! I SO wish our city had a body of water attached to it. It just makes everything cooler!!

Thank you ladies, for you kind words. : )

July 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

There is a sort of water taxi at Disney World - and oh, how I LOVED taking it from area to area. I think that was about my favorite part of going there the first time. Why is crossing water so delightful? So intriguing and exhilarating, I wonder? I don't have to wonder about homemade ice cream -

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK

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