We had a really busy day today, my first full day in Seattle. First, it did NOT rain all day. It didn’t rain at all! Everyone says Seattle is so rainy, but I don’t think so. At least not today! Spring is here, and it’s amazing. There are tulips and daffodils and cherry blossoms and all kinds of bright things in people’s gardens. I couldn’t resist sitting with these tulips for a quick photo on our way to the bus this morning.
Then we got on the bus and rode all the way to work. It’s pretty fast, and we don’t have to worry about traffic because that’s the bus driver’s job!
Here’s a picture of the actual bus we rode on, the #57. I think the bus driver waved at me, too!
When we got off the bus, I saw the tallest buildings ever in my whole life! And they were round, not square, like other buildings. Annie said it’s a hotel and the President of the United States stayed there last year.
Then we walked by a rack of bikes. Annie said you can rent them and ride around Seattle. Wow, this is a cool city!
We turned the corner and there was Annie’s office building. I recognize it because my big sister, Flat Emma, was here two years ago and she has a picture of it in her Seattle book. It’s even BIGGER in real life. It’s 28 stories tall! That’s a white car at the bottom of the picture, so you can see how big the building really is.
We took the elevator to the 22nd floor. I’ve never been on an elevator, but I wasn’t scared because there was a TV in the elevator and I got to watch some commercials. Then it was time for Annie to work, so I looked out her window for a while. She has a great view!
After lunch, she asked me to help her on a super-secret project for Real Eden’s birthday. It is a HUGE secret so I can’t tell you anything about it. But we worked very hard all afternoon, finding things with Google on the Internet and writing some words down. And that’s all Annie says I can tell you about, until tomorrow (which is Real Eden’s birthday!). Here’s a picture of me helping Annie on the super-secret project that I can’t say anything about.
We worked so hard it was time to go home from work and I still wanted to keep helping. But Annie explained that the bus comes on a schedule and so we have to catch the bus when it’s there and not stay too late. So off we went!
Did you know Seattle is a big port city? That means lots of big ships come in from China and Japan with all kinds of big truck-sized boxes full of clothes and shoes and iPads and TVs. They sail all the way across the Pacific Ocean and come to the Port of Seattle to unload right here!
Do you see the Space Needle in the picture? Annie promised we will go there because it’s the SPACE Needle and I love SPACE! I asked Annie how all those boxes got off the big ships and she said they use big cranes that some people call giraffes. Can you see why they nicknamed them giraffes?
After we got off the bus, we walked home and saw MORE flowers! There are so many flowers here that I can’t even count that high! We took some pictures and then Annie helped me pick out my favorite one. And that’s how today ends, with my favorite flower of Spring in Seattle.