Sunday, July 20, 2008

Seattle Trip

Finally, the write-up on our Seattle trip. We were excited that Dave, Mel and Family were cool with doing many touristy things with us. We saw the Space Needle, Rode the Ducks (probably our favorite, though ridiculously silly, part of the trip), went to Port Townsend, took a Ferry, shopped at Pike's Place Market and watched them toss the fish, and the Locks and Ladders.

We ate amazing food. First of all at Dave and Mel's house. They fed us steak and fresh sockeye salmon with piles of yummy fresh berries and a great macaroni salad. They also introduced us to homemade Italian Sodas and Jason introduced them to his homemade ice cream. The cake batter was a huge hit - recipe below. We also got some of the most amazing clam chowder ever at Pike Place Chowder and some fabulous fish and chips at The Public House.

We also had a great time at their home playing with the kids and spending time together. Yes, Laura and Tiffany cried when they had to be separated from the five day and night play-fest. Dave and Mel are the world's most gracious hosts! Sara fell madly in love with "LeeLee" or Natalie and developed quite the love/hate relationship with the dog Ruby. Laura got over her fear of boys (Mel's boys Nate and Mitch are wonderful) and dogs. We can't wait to go again. Check out the video of all we did there.

Cake Batter Ice Cream
2 Eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups cream
3/4 cup yellow cake mix
Beat eggs until frothy. Slowly add sugar until you have a "cake batter" consistency. Add milk and cake mix and stir/wisk until smooth. Gently stir in cream and freeze. Makes 1 1/3 quarts.


  1. I didn't realize your parents went too. It looks like you had a wonderful time. I haven't made homemade ice cream in years, but I may have to do it now!!

  2. It was such a fun time! It was great to spend time with a part of the family that we don't get to see very often and Dave and Mel were so amazing to let us all stay with them. Thanks again!

  3. Hey family, nice vacation! I am grateful that all went so very well. Good Times to remember!

  4. P.S. Clever presentation!