Clearing the Cache

Spring Break in Seattle

For the kids’ spring break, we planned a day trip up to Seattle and revisit several 10th birthday locations. For Kadie’s 10th birthday, we explored the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden and Glass. And for Bruce’s 10th birthday, we enjoyed Olympia’s Hands On Children Museum.

Bruce loved sharing the dry ice fountain with his sisters. We met up with Jenni’s uncle Todd, who lives in Olympia. The kids were disappointed that the sock skating station was no longer there, but we did discover a bench xylophone.

Then we trekked north to see the Chihuly Garden and Glass before riding the elevator up the Space Needle.

Since it had been nearly five years since Kadie and I were last here, I had flashbacks to the trip as we walked through familiar sculptures and sights. I’m grateful for the special trips I get to take my kids when they turned ten.

The Space Needle got some upgrades in the form of glass barriers at the top to reduce wind and provide clearer views. And, they added a glass floor that rotated.

We visited Jenni’s college classmate Paul and his wife Jennifer for dinner before driving home.

I enjoyed created new memories with the entire family while reminiscing the trips I took with Kadie and Bruce prior.