Friday Feets - Trav's Walk-about Adventures

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2009 by Travis Cody in

Welcome to Chapter 4 of my feature. I'm on a quest to fight the crippling effects of chronic pain from an old knee injury by getting out and walking. You can trace my journey by clicking here.

We finally had fantastic weather on a Saturday. So last weekend we stopped at Sears for a quick oil change. Then we fortified ourselves at Denny's with a couple of Grand Slamwich breakfasts. And then we headed on over to Seattle Center.

From the website:

Seattle Center brings together people of all ages and walks of life to create thousands of extraordinary experiences that enrich millions of lives each year. Entertainment options abound - starting with 63 free and low cost public programs and over 5,000 events annually. The 74-acre campus is home to more than 30 cultural, educational, sports and entertainment organizations. This treasured urban park exists to delight and inspire the human spirit and bring our rich and varied community together. Come discover why so many are drawn to the Center!

I've got a ton of pictures, so come along on a little tour.

Key Arena is where the Sonics used to play. It remains the home of the Storm of the WNBA. And it's still an excellent venue for concerts.

The Science Fiction Museum is in the Center. You can buy a day pass that includes a tour through the SFM as well as the Experience Music Project.

Amid all that beauty and serenity...FUN!

I hope you enjoyed our walk about the Seattle Center.


  1. Mags says:

    I always love how blue your skies always look. It must be a very nice place to live.

  1. Marsha says:

    Cool walk and sites and what a pretty day!! As always, thanks for sharing!

  1. DrillerAA says:

    The shot of the Space Needle is stunning. Very well done. The rest of the photos make for a very pleasant stroll. Thanks for sharing them with us. Have a great week-end.

  1. Cheesy says:

    This weekend is supposed to be suburb! How about a trip to the wharf?? Lol can you tell I am over due for a visit?

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    I love learning about your city. I never been to Pacific NW :o)

    Maybe I should do a little intro about Cleveland on my blog. People always make fun of it ever since the Cuyahoga river cought on fire. But it's been decades. A lot changed since :o)

  1. Another wonderful walk Travis! Thanks for the birds eye view!

  1. Travis says:

    Mags: It's a great place and it's nice to finally get out and see more of it.

    Marsha: That was a fantastic day for strolling.

    Drilleraa: The needle always makes for a great subject.

    Cheesy: How about a car show instead?

    Ivanhoe: I've always thought there was more to Cleveland than jokes. You're welcome to use my Friday Feets to tell us more about the city.

    NNG: You're welcome as always!

  1. Awesome pictures Trav. Kidlet and I love Seattle.

  1. barb says:

    What a lovely way to share a day! The flowers are lovely! And I'd probably take advantage of the SciFi Museum!

  1. Akelamalu says:

    It looks like a great place to visit Trav. Thanks for the tour. :)

  1. Jeni says:

    Beautiful Pictures, Trav! Looks like an awesome place to have a good walk-about and sit-down too here and there!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful pictures Trav. It looks so clean and perfect there. Awesome. Hey...BTW I'm going to tune into So you Think You Can Dance just because of your blog LOL. Have a great weekend :)

  1. jennifer says:

    I enjoyed the walk very much! These are sites that I would never have gotten to see if you hadn't taken us along.

    Have a great weekend Travis.

  1. Kanani says:

    Hey, I love this! Last year my daughter and I went there and it was really pretty. Lucky you! You get to walk in such a scenic place. I will have to do the same --walk and take photos for my blog.

    Oh, the funniest thing happened today! There was a fight on my blog! Really!!

  1. Linda says:

    Good thing I put on my walking shoes before I read your post! What a great walk-about and everything was just so beautiful! I think I like the picture of the Space Needle the best, very cool!!

    How are your walks doing for your pain? My right leg has been acting up lately and I was thinking earlier today that maybe walking a bit might help. Of course, the rain stopping out here might help to but sometimes I think I moved to Seattle and forget to tell myself!

  1. cathy says:

    Great pics.
    How is your knee?
    Have you tried swimming?

  1. Great shots, Travis. It looks like a great place.

  1. Travis says:

    Starr: It's a great city.

    Barb: We've been to the museum and it's a great way to spend an afternoon.

    Akelamalu: It is.

    Jeni: It's so nice just to sit by the fountain and watch the people play.

    Thom: I think you'll enjoy SYTYCD. It's about talented kids getting a change.

    Jennifer: I'm really enjoying seeing more of the city myself.

    Kanani: Now you could put my little walk about feature to shame once you get out to Savannah!

    Linda: Well, I'm still suffering. But at least I'm not letting it keep me down. And that's the most important thing.

    Cathy: Unfortunately I don't swim. But I am continuing to explore options for controlling the pain.

    Southern: It's got the right mix of fun and relaxation.

  1. Julie says:

    I love that little pagoda! At least I think that's what it looks like. And I find it amazing that people aren't swarming these places!

    Very nice little walk about Travis! Especially the little cluster of tulips!

  1. Cheesy says:

    Deal... try and catch me a classic Stang K?

  1. Wow, how cool! I totally want to go to the SFM! (Invert a couple of letters & you get the anagram for the flying spaghetti monster. *L*)

  1. Bond says:

    That is one beautiful city you live in Travis

  1. The Experience Music Project sounds so cool. I love this walk-about. How did I miss it this week?

    I really need to start paying attention. Now the standard is set and you have to deliver every Friday!

    Just sayin...

  1. Looks like a wonderful place to spend a day or two. I still can't believe the Sonics left Seattle. Sheesh.

  1. TopChamp says:

    it's so much brighter and more colourful where you are! Enjoy the walking - hope it is helping x