Here’s my 2nd post to continue Day 5 from our Seattle Trip. I did the first post about Alex and my trip to Snoqualmie Falls. That evening we met up with Rob to get on a Riverboat for a Dinner Cruise.

We boarded the Virginia V behind the University of Washington School of Oceanography, which is a special location just for this private event. The water way near the School of Oceanography is the Portage Bay which connects to the Lake Union.
Pacific Northwest Trip: Riverboat Dinner Cruise

After boarding we went to the open bar and got some drinks. Soon after that they stocked the buffet. Here’s what I got. The cookies were so good; Salted chocolate chip.
Pacific Northwest Trip: Riverboat Dinner Cruise

The Menu
Pacific Northwest Trip: Riverboat Dinner Cruise

After that we went outside to take in the views, which were absolutely spectacular.
Pacific Northwest Trip: Riverboat Dinner Cruise

We started at Portage Bay, continued on around Lake Union and then into Salmon Bay. We turned around when we got to Ballard Locks.
Pacific Northwest Trip: Riverboat Dinner Cruise

Pacific Northwest Trip: Riverboat Dinner Cruise

The views of Seattle from Lake Union were some of the best!
Pacific Northwest Trip: Riverboat Dinner Cruise

Pacific Northwest Trip: Riverboat Dinner Cruise

Water planes and sailboats. Together?!?!? You know I was excited to capture this!
Pacific Northwest Trip: Riverboat Dinner Cruise

Gasworks Park. I had read about this Park and wanted to go check it out, which I never did. I was glad we got to see it from the water at least.
Pacific Northwest Trip: Riverboat Dinner Cruise

Pacific Northwest Trip: Riverboat Dinner Cruise

Pacific Northwest Trip: Riverboat Dinner Cruise

When we were traveling through Salmon Bay, we saw some of University of Washington’s rowing team. Rowing right in front of us! Our captain was blowing his horn continuously. The coach got on his bull horn to our captain and told him he was in a NO WAKE ZONE and they he was going too fast!
Pacific Northwest Trip: Riverboat Dinner Cruise

So much to look at. Boat yards, houseboats, sailboats, bridges. The glorious sunset. I really enjoyed sitting on deck watching as we passed.
Pacific Northwest Trip: Riverboat Dinner Cruise

Pacific Northwest Trip: Riverboat Dinner Cruise

If you have the opportunity to go on a riverboat cruise in Seattle, I highly recommend it.

Here’s more pics from the evening.