Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-2008, 04:51 PM   #1
Sanibelle
Turning the Heel
 
Sanibelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 587
Thanks: 124
Thanked 133 Times in 105 Posts
Anyone from Seattle?
My mom and I will be spending a couple of days in Seattle before we leave on a cruise in June.

Anyone have any good reccomendations - places to stay, things to do, places to eat, good yarn stores????

My brother will be meeting up with us too the day before we leave for the cruise with my 10 year old neice and 6 year old nephew and then we are all going on the cruise to Alaska!
__________________


Sanibelle is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 02-22-2008, 07:34 PM   #2
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,467
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,891 Times in 3,012 Posts
I live in the Greater Seattle area. (Kent) But I have lived in Seattle all my life! I have taken the Alaska cruise twice! Are you cruising with Princess? We cruised the Inside Passage both times. Once in 2004, then again in 2006. There is never enough time to see all the sights in the ports-of-call! Our 2004 cruise was in connection with a Knitters Cruise, as well!

Have you booked your shore excusions yet?? If you are cruising Princess, you can pre-book your shore excursions online. If you wait til you get onboard, you will miss out on the most popular excursions...and you will wait in long lines... only to find out you are too late. If you decide to wait in line, have 4 choices per port-of-call. Of course, you can always just walk off the ship and mosey around the towns, too!

I can recommend some excursions that we took if you are interested!

Some great things to do in the downtown Seattle area:
1) The Pike Street Market (right on the waterfront)
2) Post Alley (across from the market)
3) The Original Starbucks (across from the market)
4) The Space Needle (a stellar view of Seattle and the mountains!)
5) The Seattle Aquarium
6) The Seattle-Bainbridge Island Ferry (a few blocks from the ferry terminal on the Bainbridge side is a wonderful yarn shop called the CHURCHMOUSE!)
7) North of downtown Seattle, in the Greenwood area, is the Woodland Park Zoo! It is state-of-the-art. Total enjoyment.

Your cruise will leave from a terminal just a little south of the downtown Seattle area.

Do you not have your hotel booked yet? Why not call your cruise lines and ask about good hotels close to the Terminal? They might have recommendations...just like they have recommended shore excursions for the Alaska ports-of-call.

You are in for the CRUISE OF A LIFETIME!

The views in Tracy Arm Fjord are breath-taking!

The whale watching in Juneau is FABULOUS! The Salmon Bake is delicious! The Mendenhall Glacier is awesome to see!

The train trip out of Skagway is WONDERFUL! The town of Skagway is incredibly quaint, and interesting!

Ketchikan is a very quaint town! A fishing town. Some great float planes leave out of their bay and take you to remote lakes for a Crab Feast!

Seattle Piers, as seen from our Ship! Bye for Now, Seattle!


Leaving Seattle, as seen from our ship!


On a Whale Watching excursion in Juneau area!



Coming into Juneau


Passing our Sister Ship in the Fjord!


A view in Tracy Arm Fjord


Leaving Tracy Arm



Sunset on Tracy Arm outlet
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ArtLady1981 For This Useful Post:
Sanibelle (02-24-2008)
Old 02-23-2008, 10:42 AM   #3
sue in canada
Instepping Out
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,288
Thanks: 838
Thanked 1,871 Times in 1,270 Posts
A slight hijack here. I will be in the Seattle area next month. Does anyone know any yarn stores easy accessible to Redmond area?
sue in canada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2008, 04:21 PM   #4
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,467
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,891 Times in 3,012 Posts
Originally Posted by sue in canada View Post
A slight hijack here. I will be in the Seattle area next month. Does anyone know any yarn stores easy accessible to Redmond area?
HERE IS A LINKto a list of shops easily accessible from or near Redmond.
PS: Acorn Street, Tricoter, and Weaving Works are the BEST!

I looked in Ravelry, and only found knitters groups in the eastside, which is where Redmond is.
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav

Last edited by ArtLady1981 : 02-23-2008 at 04:27 PM. Reason: the best stores are...
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ArtLady1981 For This Useful Post:
sue in canada (02-24-2008)
Old 02-23-2008, 04:24 PM   #5
jjminarcik
Turning the Heel
 
jjminarcik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Posts: 581
Thanks: 205
Thanked 155 Times in 137 Posts
ArtLady - those pictures are GEORGEOUS! Now I need to talk DH into taking that cruise!
__________________
~JJ

OTN: Socks, socks, socks
My first sweater



jjminarcik is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jjminarcik For This Useful Post:
ArtLady1981 (02-24-2008)
Old 02-23-2008, 04:31 PM   #6
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,467
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,891 Times in 3,012 Posts
Originally Posted by jjminarcik View Post
ArtLady - those pictures are GEORGEOUS! Now I need to talk DH into taking that cruise!
Thanks JJ! Those are only 6 out of probably 900 photos that I took!
Everywhere you look is EYE CANDY! I just clicked my way through Alaska! I'm a bit of a shutterbug...but, when you know you won't pass through here again...you just want to capture the moment.

On our 2nd Alaska cruise, we got a room with an outside balcony.
It was well worth it, especially for the Inside Passage. There is so much to see. Sometimes we didn't leave our room til 2 pm! We ordered room service (free on cruises) and sat around on the balcony with our mouths agape at the beauty!

IMHO, it is best to cruise Alaska in May, as soon as the Passage opens up for ships. You see so many icebergs, snow, etc! And lots of sunshine, too! Crisp and cold.

Oh, don't get me started!
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 01:21 AM   #7
Debkcs
Instepping Out
 
Debkcs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Salem, OR
Posts: 2,919
Thanks: 384
Thanked 1,281 Times in 1,192 Posts
We lived in Seattle and environs for sixteen years, and I agree with everything ArtLady suggested to you. I want to move back, but DH won't hear of it when our DGD is so young. Don't miss the Pike Street Market.

The Alaskan tour sounds good, too, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
__________________
I LOVE THIS SITE!

"All good things and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights who cannot change."
James 1:17
Debkcs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 01:42 AM   #8
Dangles
Working the Gusset
 
Dangles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Wet Coast, eh.
Posts: 1,337
Thanks: 59
Thanked 477 Times in 435 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Dangles Send a message via Yahoo to Dangles
Oh oh, Weaving Works. You may as well check out the University Village as well.
__________________

Dangles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2008, 06:04 AM   #9
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,467
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,891 Times in 3,012 Posts
I visited Weaving Works once...kinda like a Field Trip! It is located about 30-45 minutes from my house. It was IMPRESSIVE! So much yarn! So many brands and colors! They keep just a few skeins of each yarn on the shelf and the remaining stock upstairs, thereby allowing more yarns to be displayed on the main floor! They even had Malabrigo! I have never seen Malabrigo offered in a LYS before!
Oh, and they have tons of patterns and books and accessories and buttons and tables and chairs and stuff for your kids to play with!
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ArtLady1981 For This Useful Post:
sue in canada (02-24-2008)
Old 02-24-2008, 01:41 PM   #10
Sanibelle
Turning the Heel
 
Sanibelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 587
Thanks: 124
Thanked 133 Times in 105 Posts
Thanks so much Artlady. I appreciate all the information about Seattle.
I have already started to research the shore excursions we want to take. I just booked a private one in Skagway (7 hour trip first by train up the Skagway/White Pass Summit/Fraser - 1 3/4 hours on train to Fraser, Fraser to Carcross & Emerald Lake and return to Skagway by bus including lunch and a visit to a puppy camp that I know my neice will love). I am still trying to figure out what do to in the other ports. My brother owns one of the largest cruise travel agencies in the southeast and has been on this cruise a bunch of times, but this is my first time to Alaska, but I have been on tons of cruises (it helps when you know someone in the business!!!).
By the way, there is a GREAT website for cuises (kind of like the KH for cruises) called Cruisecritic.com - there is so much information there including information on private companies that people have used rather than doing ship sponsored tours. Usually they are less expensive and more personal, so we tend to do those, hire drivers for the day, rent a car and head off on our own or use public transportation to get around and "live like the locals". It takes a lot of planning but that is what makes the trip so much fun. On cruisecritic they have a section called roll call that you can find other people that will be on your ship - in the past we met some really lovely people and we were able to share the costs of private tours that were amazing.
Yes we are taking Princess - we usually cruise Princess or Holland America - we tried some of the others but we find that Princess or HAL suits us best. We have a mini suite - since there will be 3 of us in the room - me, my mom and my neice and I am really looking forward to sitting out on the balcony watching the beautiful views.

Your pics are amazing - thanks so much for sharing them.....

Thanks for the information on Tricoter - I am looking forward to going there - I have a book that they put out and I bet it is a great LYS.
Thanks again!!!!
__________________


Sanibelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone from The Seattle Area WA. gems3125 Knitters Knear You 45 07-15-2008 08:10 PM
Seeking Seattle LYS recommendations LadyB General Knitting 2 06-24-2008 07:41 PM
Knit store in Seattle candicane General Knitting 7 01-15-2008 12:20 PM
LYS Between WI and Seattle? Knitting_Guy General Knitting 26 01-22-2007 12:07 AM
Seattle LYS allegra918 General Knitting 5 06-11-2006 10:01 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:51 PM.