Ruby’s Train Trip to Seattle

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Editor’s Note: Ruby and her mom visited Seattle recently and this is her story. 

This weekend I took the train to Seattle.  Right when we got off the train at Seattle, we took a cab to a restaurant called The Crab Pot.  At The Crab Pot they dumped a huge bowl of crabs, clams, mussels, shrimp, corn and potatoes on our table.  After The Crab Pot, we went to a giant ferris wheel right next to The Crab Pot.  After the ferris wheel, we went to our hotel and went to bed.  Our hotel was called Hotel Max.  When we woke up, we took the monorail straight to the EMP music museum.  At the museum, there was a fantasy museum and a horror/sci-fi museum both in the basement.  We went to both of them.  There was also a Lego exhibit.

Next we went to the Smith Tower.  It’s a tall building that used to be the tallest building in Seattle when it was built in 1914. But now, compared to the other buildings in Seattle, it is tiny.  You take the elevator all the way to the 35th floor.  Once you are up there, you can walk around outside on a deck that goes around the entire building.  You can go out there and look down on Seattle, it’s so cool.  There is a guy that runs the elevator all of the time, he let me work the elevator.

Next we went to see the Fremont Troll.  It’s a giant troll that sits under the Fremont bridge.  It was built by art students in the 1990s.  We went to a chocolate restaurant and ate chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate covered pretzels.  Next we went and got ice cream.  I ordered Honey Lavender flavor.  It was way too Lavender flavored.

Mom and I went shopping for a while and then after the long day, we went back to our hotel.  At the hotel, they had a lot of free gum balls and each door had a silhouette of a famous musician on it.  There was a record player in our room.

When we woke up, we went straight to the train station.  The train left at 7:30am.  Before I knew it, I was home.


About Mr. Colvin

I'm a retired elementary teacher (classroom and music) who taught at Lewis and Woodmere elementary schools in SE Portland. I like to teach, play guitar, take photos, and ride my bike.
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