I have always wanted to see the Space Needle. Did I mention that last summer was the first time I had been to Seattle? I had been to Washington several of times but never to Seattle. It was so exciting to see the Space Needle from the freeway. We stayed near Pike Place Market and walked to the Space Needle twice. It had been painted its original "Galaxy Gold" to celebrate its 50th anniversary. I am terrified of heights, so we enjoyed the Space Needle from the ground (Colby had already been to the top and didn't mind staying on the ground with me). Can you believe people volunteer to paint the top of the Space Needle? No, thank you!