Posts Tagged ‘Washington’

The Space Needle

The Space Needle is something everyone should experience at least once!

Built for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, this iconic landmark boasts stunning 360° views of Puget Sound, the downtown skyline and the surrounding mountains, SkyCity, the world-famous rotating restaurant, an abundance of informational displays and telescopes, and exciting 10 mph elevator rides to the observation deck at the top.

Last week, my family and I met in Seattle for three fun-filled days.  We all agreed that the highlight was experiencing the breathtaking panoramic views 520 feet high above the Emerald City…

and what a view it was!

Space Needle

Space Needle

Space Needle

Space Needle

For around $20.00 per person, you too can take in the splendor of this wonderful city!

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Nishinomiya Japanese Gardens

Tranquility, peace and mystical beauty await you at the Nishinomiya Japanese Gardens in Spokane, Washington.

This was one of the activities my sister had planned for us when I went to visit her 3 weeks ago…she knows me well!  Before we left, she said, “Bring your camera!”  I knew I was in for a treat.

The Nishinomiya Japanese Gardens is just one of 5 lush gardens in the beautiful and expansive Manito Park, one of Spokane’s top attractions.

Breathtaking does not do it justice!  It was one postcard moment after another.

Restful green waters, sun-kissed foliage showing the first signs of Autumn, hidden alcoves, charming bridges, pagodas, colorful koi, secret pathways, serenity, tranquility…perfection.

What places do you escape to for peace and tranquility?

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