This weekend, Jenny & Lance (our friends from San Francisco) came to visit. It was a really fun three days. Jenny is 7 months pregnant and is the first really close friend that I’ve known forever to have a baby, so it’s fun to see her going through this experience. I picked them up at the airport on Friday morning and we came back to our house and then started the adventure. First, we went to the Microsoft company store and then had breakfast in the new Microsoft restaurant area called “The Commons”. Lance seemed suitably impressed, especially with the customized Talking Rains cans that say something about an engineering conference.
From there we went to Bainbridge Island to visit a yarn shop called Churchmouse Yarns & Teas. It was an AWESOME yarn shop (according to Jenny) and the yarns there were so beautiful that Jenny persuaded me to take up knitting. I got some green alpaca yarn and I’m beginning to knit a scarf. Pictures to follow once there’s actually something to show! You can see how much fun Lance was having in the picture below.
From there, we went to Blackbird Bakery, which was so delicious and I cheated on my detox by splitting this amazing palmier-type pastry with Jenny. It was WELL worth it! We then headed over to this church bazaar and found a wealth of sometimes cute, sometimes weird stuff. The weirdest, although not actually seen by Jenny or me, was a table piled high with “re-usable maxi pads”. Lance swears that he saw this and we are choosing to believe it because there were a lot of characters selling things at this bazaar. We came home around 5pm and went to Blu Water Bistro for dinner, where I had planned for us to enjoy a sunset dinner, but it turned cloudy, so we just had to settle for the pretty Lake Washington view. We then came home and played several hours of Rock Band and unlocked our own private plane. I wore out my vocal cords, which I’m sure was not pleasant for Jenny, Lance or Buck. :)
On Saturday, we got up and had some bagels and headed into Seattle for a day of Seattle sight-seeing. First, we headed to Hilltop Yarn on Queen Anne, only to find out that it was closed because it’s moving. :( Bummer!!! But, at least I know where it is, so I’m thinking of taking a month or so of knitting classes! Then, we went to Kerry Park and took a picture of “The Bump” with the Space Needle.
From there, we went to Pike Place Market and ended up exploring with about 400,000 other tourists. I haven’t been in a couple of years, probably, so it was a nice refresher of the interesting things you find at the market. (Except for the not-so-refreshing pee smell everywhere.) Below, you’ll see some of our adventures, including “The Bump” at the Market, the Fish counter, the 1st Starbucks and our amazing food from the Perogie shop.
We had some extra time, so we came back home, the boys got dressed and we left to come back to Seattle for our “double anniversary” dinner at Waterfront Grill. We walked around the Olympic Sculpture Park first and then went to dinner where we had some really tasty seafood. The highlight of the meal was the Caramel Bread Pudding dessert that had “Happy Anniversary” written on it!
We came home and Jenny gave me my first knitting lesson while Buck and Lance tried to kill each other playing “Gears of War”. You can find all of the pictures of the funtime here.
This morning, we woke up and had some more bagels, visited with my mom & dad and then went to The Slip in Kirkland. It’s a local dive burger shop and Lance had really wanted to try the Peanut Butter Bacon Burger. It did not disappoint! We hope that he did not suffer a gallstone attack on the way home to SF. We dropped them at the airport and then came home to enjoy the last few hours of a fun weekend. We just got back from seeing “The Hangover”, which is a REALLY funny movie and we both haven’t laughed that hard at a movie in a long time. Doesn’t make me want to go to Vegas, though. :)
Trying to get mentally ready for the week and just hoping that it goes by quickly!!!