Firefighter Stair Climb Seattle | Reno Family Photographer | Kristi Gayton Photography

This March my husband and I traveled to Seattle Washington for the Scott Firefighter Stair climb. Tyler and a team from Sparks joined other firefighters from around the country to climb the stairs of the Columbia Center,  the tallest building west of the Mississippi. They climb 69 flights of stairs in full gear to raise money for The Leukemia Lymphoma Society.  While we were there we also took some time to do many of the great touristy things that Seattle has to offer including the Space Needle, Chihuly Gardens and Glass Museum, The Great Wheel, The Aquarium, The Museum of Flight, and Pikes Place Market. Seattle is a beautiful city and we will definitely go back one day to support this great cause again... which is easy for me to say since Tyler did all the climbing and I did all the eating! 

 Pikes Place Market sign 

Pikes Place Market sign 

 Bubble art in Seattle Washington with the Great Wheel in the background

Bubble art in Seattle Washington with the Great Wheel in the background

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 Love this image... just her head peeking out while she works on these bouquets in the pikes place market. 

Love this image... just her head peeking out while she works on these bouquets in the pikes place market. 

 We made a trip to the museum of flight ... This place is huge! You could easily spend half a day or more exploring. 

We made a trip to the museum of flight ... This place is huge! You could easily spend half a day or more exploring. 

 I love seeing all the detail that goes into these planes...

I love seeing all the detail that goes into these planes...

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 President Gayton waving from Air Force One... wearing the First Ladies purse LOL 

President Gayton waving from Air Force One... wearing the First Ladies purse LOL 

 The Chihuly Gardens are absolutey amazing!  

The Chihuly Gardens are absolutey amazing!  

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 These boats were my very favorite ... How beautiful is this with the reflection on the floor! Something extra magical to me about this one! 

These boats were my very favorite ... How beautiful is this with the reflection on the floor! Something extra magical to me about this one! 

 Just amazing... 

Just amazing... 

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 A little picture of us in the glass with a reflection of the Space Needle. 

A little picture of us in the glass with a reflection of the Space Needle. 

 View from the Space Needle... breathtaking 

View from the Space Needle... breathtaking 

 A smaller aquarium but still cute... we were able to see an octopus eat while we were there. 

A smaller aquarium but still cute... we were able to see an octopus eat while we were there. 

 I love these mini tide pools inside of aquariums ... I am actually pretty terrified of open bodies of water so I love being able to see all the beauty without the fear portion. 

I love these mini tide pools inside of aquariums ... I am actually pretty terrified of open bodies of water so I love being able to see all the beauty without the fear portion. 

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 Tricky to photograph these animals through the glass but I really loved this guys hair do! 

Tricky to photograph these animals through the glass but I really loved this guys hair do! 

 Looking up! 

Looking up! 

 Loved watching this beauty swim around... so peaceful. 

Loved watching this beauty swim around... so peaceful. 

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 I think he was flirting with me! Wink ;)

I think he was flirting with me! Wink ;)

 Time to climb... 

Time to climb... 

 I mean... c'mon! Can you imagine climbing that... with added weight... for time?! Seriously impressive! 

I mean... c'mon! Can you imagine climbing that... with added weight... for time?! Seriously impressive! 

 Amazing group of people right here! 

Amazing group of people right here! 

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 My handsome hubby gearing up to climb...

My handsome hubby gearing up to climb...

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 A lot of the climbers had photos in their helmets showing who they were climbing for... a great reminder of the reason for the climb. 

A lot of the climbers had photos in their helmets showing who they were climbing for... a great reminder of the reason for the climb. 

 They are ready to roll... 

They are ready to roll... 

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 Hubby getting his music set up for the climb. 

Hubby getting his music set up for the climb. 

 Selfie 

Selfie 

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 And DONE! He made it xo 

And DONE! He made it xo 

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 This firefighter wasn't in our group but when I saw him walking out hand in hand with this little girl I thought it was just too darling not to capture! As always thank you for checking out the blog. xo 

This firefighter wasn't in our group but when I saw him walking out hand in hand with this little girl I thought it was just too darling not to capture! As always thank you for checking out the blog. xo