Come With Me On A Three Six Hour Tour

This weekend, we headed out on to the lakes with my inlaws. We started out in Lake Union and then went out into Lake Washington, where it was more like the ocean than a lake. We had a wild ride out there with the waves and we got quite a few of them on us, until we moved to the back of the boat. It was a perfect day aside from getting nice and crispy despite putting on sunscreen.

I though I’d take this opportunity to take you on a tour of Seattle, via the water, and show you some of the cool things about the city.

So grab a cuppa coffee {cuz that’s what we drink here, ya know} and enjoy the ride. Be sure to click the links because they’ll give you even more information.

Edit: we looked for Bill Gates house and either we passed it {how?!} or didn’t go far enough because we never saw it.

Some of the boats from The Deadliest Catch.

On this first one, my FIL insists that that is Sig in the green shirt up on top.

How’d you like to live next door to this?

The houseboat from Sleepless in Seattle.

I don’t remember what this passage way is called, but it basically connects Lake Union and Lake Washington.

What all the crew teams do. Both sides of this passage way are lined with sayings like these.

Washington Husky’s crew team row house.

The Cascade Mountains lining the {very, very} background.

Mount Rainier, in all her glory!
You know you’re from Washington if…you know what it means when someone says “the mountains are out”.
This is a sight to behold. It is not often that you can see Mount Rainier like this. And this picture does it NO justice! It was BEYOND gorgeous!

If we wanted to live next to a 35′ high wall of concrete, we would have bought a house next to the Monroe prison.
Ya think someone is upset about this house being built? lol

I guess if you’ve got the money, you can build whatever kind of house you want. These are just samples of the houses we saw.

The Space Needle, of course.

Aren’t my guys just the cutest? I may be biased, just a little. ;0)

St. Mark’s Cathedral
We used to go listen to the monks chant here.

The brown brick building right behind the boats is the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The Evening Magazine seaplane taking off.

Another seaplane taking off right next to us.

There are tons of fun and crazy and wacky houseboats out on the water!

Well, that’s the end of the ride folks. Hope you’ve enjoyed your tour of Seattle via Lakes Union and Washington.

If this just wasn’t enough pictures for you, head on over to my photobucket album and take a look. There’s lots more houseboats and funky houses to see. {the guest password is ‘pictures’}

Tomorrow I’m going to be telling you about a giveaway I’m doing so don’t forget to stop on by for that. You don’t want to miss it!



  1. These pictures are great! That mountain one is amazing. And I love the Deadliest Catch!!!

  2. What a fun day!! Seattle is so fabulous when the sun comes out!

  3. I love the picture of your baby with his paw on the side of the boat – just enjoying the ride!

    Those are GREAT pictures!!! Those houses are AWESOME!

    And isnt the house from Sleepless in Seattle – isnt the one they used for the last Bachelor with Jerk-Jason?

  4. Wow! You really got some great shot. Looks like it was a wonderful time too!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing these I feel like I was there with you LOL! I’ve never been to the west coast, it’s beautiful! I cant believe those were the boats from the deadliest catch, very cool πŸ™‚

  6. OMG! Megan–I’m so borrowing these for my dad’s slideshow.. they’re awesome. Thank you for offering….and all of your kind words! πŸ™‚

    BIG HUGS!!

  7. great tour and you got some fabulous pictures!

  8. These are awesome pictures and it was so fun to see all this stuff!

    Now I really want to go to Seattle because it looks like there are so many interesting things! So cool to see the movie scenes too!

  9. That is an awesome photo tour. Love, love the Rainier photo. And the seaplane one too. I can’t believe how many great movies have been filmed here. We haven’t been out on the lakes in forever. I definitely need to get out again this summer. Have you ever done the Duckboat tour? I think it looks fun! Thanks for sharing these – I’m going to check out your other album now!

  10. Seattle is so beautiful! Thanks for shariing your pics!

  11. Yeah – I’d be pretty pissed off about the concrete wall too – it’s not as though that property is cheap or easy to replace! I’m shocked that they got away with that!

    Mike and I keep talking about doing the seaduck rides – they just sound like so much fun!

    I love those houses on the water – I wanted to buy the one form Sleepless in Seattle as soon as I first saw the movie! πŸ˜‰

    What a FUN day out on the lakes!!

  12. Megan – What awesome pics!! Can’t wait for my annual trip out there in a few weeks. When the sun is out, it is just phenomenal!

  13. Those are some awesome pictures. You live in a beautiful place!

  14. wow wow wow & wow – amazing sights you lucky girl to have that so close to you!!!!!

  15. Awwwww! Thanks for the awesome tour, Megan! I really miss living in the Seattle area – luckily my whole family still lives there, so I get to play tourist when we come to visit…but I look forward to the day we get to move back! πŸ™‚

  16. those pictures are amazing! I love the crazy houses.

  17. What a fun trip you had! Those pictures are awesome and you saw some really neat things! My husband loves to watch the Deadliest Catch! He would love that.

  18. Love the pictures! Thanks for the tour. πŸ™‚

  19. We are huge Deadliest Catch freaks! I got so excited to see their boats.

    What a gorgeous bunch of pictures. What a great way to spend the day!

  20. You saw some really awesome stuff! Looks like you had fun!

  21. That was totally fun, Megan! I was in Texas last week (live) and now I’ve been to Seattle via your blog! Cool πŸ™‚

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