vacation - day five, part one - seattle
before we left on this vacation, we were looking at maybe going to theexperience music project in seattle. then, a few days before we left, chris saw that they were having a jim henson exhibit that ended on the 16th. so, we made sure we were there first thing sunday morning so we wouldn't miss it! rob, chris & i hopped on a bus from the tacoma dome in to seattle. it was packed and chris & rob had to stand. there was an empty seat, but the girl whose bag was on it was sound asleep, so i didn't even try to sit down. then, another woman was huffing & puffing about how crowded the bus is on the weekend, but finally moved all of her stuff so i could sit. she grumbled and fidgeted and seemed irritated most of the way there. but we chatted a little bit. turns out she is originally from freehold, new jersey. shocking! leave it to me to be seated next to the east coast attitude all the way out in the easy, breezy pacific northwest. =)
anyway, we made it in to downtown seattle, took the monorail to the seattle center for kicks and waited outside the emp for a few minutes before they opened. once they opened, we made a beeline for the henson exhibit, which was super cool. chris & i even got to play with some muppets! mine was kurt cobain and chris had a crazy drummer with blue hair. i can't remember what song we played along to. was it a funky muppet-rock version of "it's not easy being green?" i'll have to check with chris or rob on that one.
after we had our fill of the muppet covered furry walls and all of the great items they had on display, we went back and went through the music side of things and then the sci-fi area, too. it was all pretty cool. i'm glad we went.
we had a bite to eat at the seattle center, watched some kids play in the international fountain while i waited for my ride for the second half of this great day. stay tuned.