Q.T. with D.A.D.

My dad visited Seattle for the first time a few weeks ago, and I’ve been meaning to posts some pics from his visit but I’ve been distracted by things like the government shutdown (totes lame).  I hadn’t seen Dad in several months, and it was good to have some solid quality time together, while I showed him the sights. Pike’s Place, anyone?

Here’s a wrap-up of our weekend in pics:

Lovely dahlias at Pike's Place!
Lovely dahlias at Pike’s Place!
Dad was more interested in the fish :)
Dad was more interested in the fish 🙂
Salmon hatchery in Issaquah.  This place was wild!  I've never seen so many salmon before.  Dad taught me all about the life of a salmon, and how the females "flip" to lay their eggs, while the males linger waiting to swim over them to put their "milk" over the eggs.  I had no idea that they swim all the way back, lay their eggs, and then die.  Maybe that's something that everyone knows, like that pickles are really cucumbers.  Sometimes I'm late to the party on things.
Salmon hatchery in Issaquah.

This place was wild! I’ve never seen so many salmon before. Dad taught me all about the life of a salmon, and how the females “flip” to lay their eggs, while the males linger waiting to swim over them to put their “milk” over the eggs. I had no idea that they swim all the way back, lay their eggs, and then die. Maybe that’s something that everyone knows, like that pickles are really cucumbers. Sometimes I’m late to the party on things.

Fun times at the car museum, where Dad knew almost every car and knew someone who owned one at one point.
Fun times at the car museum, where Dad knew almost every car and knew someone who owned one at one point.
Followed by lunch on the water in Tacoma.  I love when the weather man is wrong!
Followed by lunch on the water in Tacoma. I love when the weather man is wrong!
Family of raccoons while on the 5-mile drive at Point Defiance.  Dad thought it was silly that I was excited about raccoons, but they were a little family with babies, just right there!
Family of raccoons while on the 5-mile drive at Point Defiance. Dad thought it was silly that I was excited about raccoons, but they were a little family with babies, just right there!
Celebrating my West Virginia roots at the Mountaineer Tree.
Celebrating my West Virginia roots at the Mountaineer Tree.
The Mountaineer Tree--450 years old!
The Mountaineer Tree–450 years old!
Looking up the Mountaineer Tree.  Amazing!
Looking up the Mountaineer Tree. Amazing!
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