We ended our day in Seattle by dining at a wonderful restaurant called the Crow (www.eatacrow.com) with our good friends that moved to Seattle from here in Park City. Along with an impressive bar menu (Whenever I leave Utah anything is an impressive bar menu, but this really was one!) the menu offered many delectable items. I decided to partake in the King Salmon since I was near the open waters and needed to fulfill my seafood cravings. It was delicious. Follow that up with an impressive dessert, a glass of Prosecco, all the walking we did and this girl was more than ready for bed. The next day saw us at the EMP Museum (http://www.empmuseum.org). According to their website, "EMP is a leading-edge nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. With its roots in rock 'n' roll, EMP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower our visitors. At EMP, artists, audiences and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the popular culture of our time." That all sounds very cool, and the museum certainly lived up to its name.
We started our tour of the museum by visiting the Star Wars Costumes Exhibit. There were literally dozens of amazing costumes from all of the movies, from Luke Skywalker to Chewbacca. My son is a huge fan and this exhibit really held his attention. The other exhibit that certainly held his attention was the room with all the video games in it. It was like walking into a life-size Mindcraft Game. There was begging and pleading to get him out of that room.
While my son was busy in the Mindcraft room, I wandered over to the hallway that was filled with Nirvana goodies. This Seattle based band was and still is one of my favorites. As I wandered the halls and looked at guitars, sheet music, cool photos from when the band was on tour, I could have sworn the ghost of Kurt Cobain was joining me on my tour. If you are a fan, do not miss this museum.
The EMP Museum has so much to offer every member of the family. We spent a lot of time in the Jam rooms. We were able to be "in-studio" while practicing our vocals, playing the drums, guitar and keyboards. Now mind you, I am so not ready to try out for the Voice. However, it was a treat to watch Adam Levine and the rest of Maroon 5 in a music video projected on a movie theater-sized screen. Of course we all had to dance and sing along. Don't worry, the rest of the crazy tourists were doing the same.
With our time in Seattle coming to a close, we bid farewell to the museum and it's helpful staff. One more stop in Cannon Beach, OR and we were on our way back to Park City!
Until My Next Adventure,