Driving to Seattle and the baseball game

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our hotel

So my dad has been saying he would take us to a Mariners game for a long time, but its kind of difficult to get all our schedules to work. But he bought tickets to the August 27th game against the LA Angels. We left our house before noon. We got to the border and there was a ridiculous lineup. It took us a couple hours to get across, which we killed nicely by playing 'I Spy'.

We stopped in Bellingham for lunch. We wanted to go somewhere that we didn't have in Canada so we decided on Jack in the Box. It was awesome, I wish we had that in Canada, seems kind of dumb that we don't as its like right across the border. Maybe one day. Then we kept going and got into Seattle in rush hour.

family at the game
We weren't too sure on how to get to the hotel I booked so I phoned the help number and got directions.

The hotel we were staying at was soo nice! I am in love with it. Its the Westin Seattle. We pulled in there and a guy came up and opened our doors for us! It was awesome, then they helped us with our one suitcase for the 4 of us haha. The concierge also informed us that the LA Angels were in fact staying at our hotel! The valet took our car and parked it for us. We checked in and then headed up to our room on the 37th floor of the North Tower I believe(the hotel is 2 40 story towers). It was great, the view was unreal.  There was a button that opened the curtains for you! It was great, I felt rich. We looked around our room for a bit and then checked out the pool(that we were unable to use because we didn't have time).

after the game, i love this picture

After that we went out and caught a cab to the game. It got really busy as we got closer to Safeco field so we paid the guy and hopped out. We went in and found our seats, which were really awesome too. We were right on the first base line. We got hot dogs and pop(not beer because we weren't 21 yet) and watched the game. The Mariners sucked and didn't even score a run, but as most people know, when you go to a live sports event its not really the score that matters, its just being there and the atmosphere there). My dad also bought those peanuts that the guys throw across a bunch of rows and never miss. It was really cool. We watched the whole game and then headed back to our hotel.

It took us a bit to get a cab, but we got one eventually and went back to our hotel. We walked through the lobby and went up to our room where we realized we had nothing to eat. We went back down and got our car from the valet and went to a corner store, where my dad bought a case of beer and we got pop and chips. When we went back to the hotel we saw some Angels. I am not a huge fan so I don't know what any of the players look like but my brother does. He was waiting for the same elevator as Vlademir Guerrera..I have no idea how to spell his name haha. But it was really exciting to be staying in the same hotel as them!

We went back up to our room, ate our snacks and rented a movie on the TV. It was a really awesome day.

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our hotel
our hotel
family at the game
family at the game
after the game, i love this picture
after the game, i love this picture
my brother Tyler and my twin siste…
my brother Tyler and my twin sist…
me and my dad on the way there
me and my dad on the way there
twins!
twins!
at the border
at the border
how could you even drive like this?
how could you even drive like this?
eating lunch at Jack in the Box
eating lunch at Jack in the Box
the valet and our car and my dad
the valet and our car and my dad
Lindsay attempting to move the tab…
Lindsay attempting to move the ta…
view from our room
view from our room
my dad, Tyler and me waiting for t…
my dad, Tyler and me waiting for …
the fancy pool we never swam in
the fancy pool we never swam in
one of the entrances to our hotel
one of the entrances to our hotel
family in the taxi on the way to t…
family in the taxi on the way to …
one of the entrances to Safeco fie…
one of the entrances to Safeco fi…
Lindsay going into the stadium
Lindsay going into the stadium
mm hot dogs and nachos
mm hot dogs and nachos
my brother and me
my brother and me
view from our seats...not too shab…
view from our seats...not too sha…
playing around in the elevator
playing around in the elevator
looking for snacks
looking for snacks
seattle by night
seattle by night
409 km (254 miles) traveled
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