We spent the last two days of our trip in Seattle. Since we didn't have a car, we decided to travel by train. It was great! I'd totally do that again. It took about 3 hours or so and was a good way to see more of beautiful Oregon (or to finish The Martian and take a nap, which is what I mostly did).
Once we arrived in Seattle, we figured out the bus situation (Seattle has lots of public transportation options) and checked into our hotel. We dropped off our bags, and headed for Pike Place Market. We ate some really good Russian pastries and browsed the stalls. It reminded me of Boston's Faneuil Hall a bit. I couldn't believe how beautiful and cheap the flowers were!
That night we ate at Pho Bac and stopped at the Pie Bar for dessert. Both were excellent.
Our hotel had a great view of the Space Needle. At this point, we were pretty ready to be home, I think, so we spent our last day (which was remarkably sunny) going for a run, eating at Pho Bac again, and dinking around. We took the light rail to the airport and flew home that evening to find our kids sleeping in their beds. It was such a wonderful trip! Thanks Seattle!