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Less Eventful 6th (UTC)

The day began with intense lego concentration:

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Brandy played with Bananagrams:

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Amy was more educational with the letter tiles:

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Alex was still all about the Lego though:

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Before leaving my office, we needed to take a mugshot:

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Then we finally left the office and headed for the traditional trains. Alex saw the monorail:

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But first we waited for the Seattle Streecar (previously known as the South Lake Union Trolley”):

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Which was ridden with varying levels of interest:

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We got off the train to look at a fountain:

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If you look carefully, you’ll notice we left Alex’s backpack on the train.

Brandy called to make sure they knew it wasn’t a bomb. Then we made sure to catch the same train to go back, and retrieved the bag from the driver.

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Then it was time to eat:

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And monorail:

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And running with sister at Seattle Center:

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And there is the Space Needle!:

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(Picture by Amy)

But eventually, kicking and screaming, it is time to start heading home:

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One more monorail ride first of course:

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And a trip to the bookstore:

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Alex of course fell asleep on the car ride home. He almost made it. But not quite. Fell asleep and was sleep eating a rice crispy treat for awhile.

Then I put together my post about the 5th:

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Later, once everyone was up again, Alex watched a portal walkthrough video while I got ready for my day:

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A couple hours later he was still watching it. He had switched to the iPad, and hadn’t watched straight through, instead watching and re-watching parts he really liked. I’m not sure he has made it all the way through, but I know he has watched the ending a few times, and many of the parts in between. :-) He studies it very intently.

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Finally, we headed out to the Apple store, because Amy’s phone had recently been acting up… and as she was getting ready to go to the Apple store for her genius appointment, she dropped the phone magnificently, and smashed its front, back and sides as bad as any smashed iPhone I’ve ever seen in person. So any chance of getting it replaced under warrantee because it was just acting odd went out the window. :-)

Anyway, on the way there, Alex fell asleep in the car…

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And thus I spent the last couple hours of the 6th (and another hour or so of the 7th) sitting in the car with a sleeping Alex while Brandy and Amy took care of Amy’s phone and a few other things. Can’t say I was totally thrilled by this time in the car. But I did listen to a few podcasts and read a bit of my twitter and news feeds, so I guess that was OK.

Anyway, thus ended our two days of holiday fun.

@abulsme tweets from 2013-07-06 (UTC)