Seafair 2014

We knew it was going to be a long day. For sustenance we started the day with brunch at Macrina.

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

I've been wondering what Seafair is so this year we timed our trip to coincide with. Seafair is basically a small festival with food, military, and corporate tents. Access to the grounds is not worth the $35 admission, but for an additional $10 you get assigned seating right by the lake and see what the fuss is about. The air shows, hydroplane racing, and wakeboarding are not visible from the festival grounds, so you really need the seats. If it weren't for the seats, I would have turned around and gone home. As it were, we slathered on the sunblock and watched the awesome airs hows and hydroplane races from the bleachers. For the best views, I recommend getting a boat and watching from the water.

Family from Manila, Houston, San Francisco and Seattle converged at Seafair.

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

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The US Navy Blue Angels put on a nice show. To get to the planes, the Blue Angel pilots had to cross the pier in front of the stands. They were totally loving the crowd, waving and smiling like they're living in Top Gun.

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photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

Time to get in the water.

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photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

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Hydroplane racing.

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photo credit: Ricci Sylla

We've abandoned our seats for a shady spot under the trees.

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Rooftop dinner caps of the day.

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photo credit: Ricci Sylla

The next day the Murrays hosted dinner at their lakeside digs.

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photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla


Photos in today's globetrotting story were taken by Dr. Ricci Sylla.

Ricci is an ObGyn by profession, and an avid, snap-happy photographer at all other times. She likes taking pictures mostly of food, but since the recent population explosion in her family, cute nieces and nephews show up much more frequently in her Picasa files. She hearts cake, ice cream, macarons, cotton candy and fancy desserts! 

You can follow Ricci on Instagram.

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Macrina
2408 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
www.macrinabakery.com

Seafair Weekend Festival
4316 South Genesee Street
Seattle, WA
www.seafair.com

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