The Gum Wall, The Great Wheel and Meeting Friends
03.05.2015 - 03.05.2015 20 °C
Our last full day in Seattle, we said our goodbyes to Suzanne and Mike as they headed back to their home to Oregon. As we had run out of time yesterday and there were a couple of things on my "to do" list, Carmen drove us both back into the city in the morning. We headed straight to the Great Wheel, a large Ferris wheel with enclosed cabins on one of Seattle's piers. We had a turn and saw the city and water from the heights of the wheel.
We then headed to the infamous "Gum Wall", I had first seen pics of this in my Facebook group WIFOMN, so naturally I wanted to add a piece of gum to the ever growing mess. I made sure I brought some gum from Australia and also brought a toothpick flag that I planted on the my gum as I stuck it to the wall. I'd be curious to see if any of my friends venture to wall in the future to see of my flag is still there. There were lots of trinkets stuck to gum already there, people seem to respect the items left behind (either that or were too scared to touch the gum for fear of getting germ!).
We had a bite for lunch then picked up some Italian food to take back to Carmen's as she was hosting us and a few of their friends. The rest of the day was spent relaxing and talking, taking in the glorious sunshine and serenity of their surrounds. And I finally got a chance to go into their hot tub.
After I wowed Carmen and Alan with a few of my card tricks, we finished like all previous nights by relaxing next to the fire. But soon it was time to bid our goodbyes as we had a big day of travelling the next day. Carmen was an amazing host and really spoilt us rotten and we are both forever grateful for it.