Last week I went to Seattle for a conference and Fire Beard tagged along (he had just finished the bar exam and needed a break). Even though I didn't really have nearly enough time to explore the city we had a great time, got to see some of the iconic Seattle sites, and now want to go back to see the rest.
Before we left The Boy gave us one of his Lego dinosaurs to keep us company during the trip. We carried the dinosaur everywhere we went and took pictures of it exploring the city with us. He went to the Space Needle, on the monorail, to the Pike Place Market, and to the first Starbucks.
At the first Starbucks we discovered the “You are Here” mug series, and picked up souvenir mugs for the kids (they actually asked for mugs - even kids know that Seattle is the coffee mecca). The Girl got the Seattle mug, and The Boy got the Washington mug.
When we got home the kids got their mugs, and the dinosaur was returned to The Boy. After we explained how much the dinosaur enjoyed Seattle and showed him some of the pictures from our trip, The Boy decided that the dinosaur missed Seattle, and made the dinosaur a home in the Seattle mug.
That lasted for a few days, until the Lego Space Needle that we had ordered during the trip as a present for The Boy finally showed up. Now the dinosaur is trying to claim a new home - the Space Needle.