The Space Needle is a truly magnificent structure and one that we just ~had~ to climb while we were in Seattle. After brunch at nearby Tilikum Place Cafe, we walked over to the park where the Space Needle stands, snapping pictures at pretty much every corner as we approached (it just got more and more amazing as we got closer!). We should have looked up information about getting to the top beforehand, but we didn’t…so it wasn’t until we got there that we learned you had to buy tickets for a specific time. We got ours and killed time in the park before heading up (of course, it started raining, so luckily we only had to wait about 30 minutes).
I absolutely love good views, so I was pretty disappointed that it so freezing cold at the top we couldn’t stay outside for long :[ My fingers were seriously going numb trying to take photos, what with the low temperature, the wind chill, and the fact that my camera itself was getting cold. And does anyone else get overly paranoid of dropping things when you’re super up high? Even though I KNOW the chances of me dropping my camera are just as likely with my feet rooted on the ground as they are at the top of the Space Needle…I just freak out!
Anyway, despite being super cold, it was a gorgeous view and I just wish it had been a clearer day so we could see more. I would say if you’re headed to Seattle, visiting the Space Needle should be on your “must do” list because what fun is being a tourist if you don’t do at least one super touristy thing ;]