Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Seattle Weekend

This past weekend we were lucky enough to be picked to attend a marriage retreat in downtown Seattle. The Army covers the hotel charges, provides catered meals, pays for certified childcare all weekend, and we get to learn about how we can enhance our marriage and explore the city! All we had to do is drive ourselves there. 

If you've never been on a marriage retreat (and you get the opportunity to do so) I highly encourage it. We learned about about how unknown expectations can affect your marriage, how important forgiveness is, and were reminded how in love we are :)

And we also got the opportunity to spend some time together without the munchkin! We went to the Experience Music Project / Science Fiction Museum. There wasn't much Science Fiction stuff in there right now because they are remodeling to include a big exhibit on the movie Avatar (due to open June 4, 2011).
But I did make sure to get a picture of R2D2 from the Star Wars series for my mom and little brother, Max.

The music part was really cool, they had the "music lab" which was a big collection of many instruments and rooms where you could play, and play with your friends. They even have a studio stage where you and your family/friends can play/sing as if you were in a band for 10ish minutes. And then you can buy your video if you want. It was pretty awesome.
They had a big exhibit on Jimi Hendrix with lots of his clothing and guitars, and an even bigger exhibit on the different styles of guitars through the years. 
In the middle of the building was a HUGE instrument tower, sort of hard to explain.. but lucky for you, I got a picture of that too.

It's made mostly of guitars and its TWO STORIES tall!

After the EMP/SFM we went to see a movie, something we haven't done in a long time.
We decided on this one, and weren't disappointed at all!
No Strings Attached

It was hilarious. Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher were both amazing. I would definitely reccomend it, and I think Jeff would too!

1 comment:

  1. EMP is fun! We enjoyed it when we went. We didn't get much time there cause we went late in the day but it was still good. We're hoping to go to a marriage retreat put on by the Navy...we don't get to go to Seattle though:( I'm still looking forward to it even if it is in Gig Harbor!