Weekend in Seattle

We love to travel and like most families each of us is unique in our likes and dislikes.  The challenge is creating a balanced travel itinerary that appeals to everyone.

A recent trip to Seattle with my son, Jacob, hit all the high notes for both of us.  Jacob and I both love soccer and at the top of our itinerary was the exhilarating Whitecaps vs Seattle Sounders soccer game at CenturyLink Field.

Sea of green Sounders fansA sea of green Sounders fans waiting for the marching band to start.

CenturyLink ParkJacob with the CenturyLink soccer pitch below.

Exploring the food scene is always a must for me.  However, it’s not such a thrill for Jacob, unless of course, you include Theo’s chocolate making factory.  It was a fun, exquisitely tasty, educational ‘bean to bar’ experience for both of us.

Theos' Chocolate CreationsChocolate making machines at work

Theos Factory Floor            Chocolate Creations from the “Confection Kitchen”

With our new found chocolate knowledge we set out on foot to compare 5 additional chocolate and candy shops within Seattle’s downtown core.  Feeling the need to balance the sweet factor, we sidestepped into Beecher’s Handmade Cheese shop at Pike Market to watch the art of cheese-making. We both would highly recommend trying their awesomely rich Mac ‘n’ Cheese. It’s to-die for.

We finished the weekend off aboard the Ride the Ducks tour of Seattle. The tour guides are hilarious as they show you the sights, narrate historical information, dance to music and take you from land to water in a WWII amphibious vehicle.

WWII amphibious vehicle The Ride the Ducks WWII Amphibious Vehicle

Beyond all else, spending the weekend connecting with my son on a one-on-one basis was a priceless experience.  What type of travel itinerary does your family enjoy?

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