six days in seattle

here’s a quick overview of our week in seattle, complete with pictures (at least the ones david’s memory card didnt eat).

sunday, june ten
-brunch at mom & dad o’s

-opened remaining wedding gifts—overwhelming!
-left o’hare on time—amazing!

-good flight
-speedy cab ride to hotel
-warm welcome at pike street suites
-went to von’s for dinner: bbq pork & arrogant bastard ale for david; turkey & cheddar open-faced sandwich & mac ‘n’ jack’s beer for ann-marie; funny & entertaining server, mark

monday, june eleven
-slept in until 10:45 (12:45 body time)

-walked to pike place market
-ate at ivar’s fish bar; fed seagulls
-got coffee at first-ever starbucks
-walked to the waterfront; took pictures
-made stop at old navy to find warmer clothes

-returned to pike street suites for nap; received surprise package of ice wine and card from melissa and steve
-a-m’s nap? three hours long
-pizza for dinner at romio’s: house special on whole wheat berry crust
-watched reign over me in room

tuesday, june twelve
-slept in; relaxed until noon

-picked up crêpes at la crêperie voilà and coffee at
seattle’s best coffee; brought to waterfront and ate on park bench
-walked to pier 52 to get 2:00 ferry to bainbridge island, hoping to make a stop at eleven winery and have dinner at café nola

-walked up and down winslow avenue looking at shops; sat on outdoor patio at doc’s marina grill for a drink to pass time until 7:30 dinner reservation at café nola; eleven winery only open wednesday-sunday

-dinner at café nola: filet mignon for david; new york strip steak for ann-marie; split bottle of eleven syrah

-ferry back to seattle; long, achey-legged walk back to the hotel

-jacuzzi time!

wednesday, june thirteen
-up and out by 10:30am

-walked to the space needle
-went up and out to (very windy) observation deck; investigated lunch at restaurant ($30 minimum per person, opted out)

-took photos of space needle from ground
-headed back to hotel; lunched at boulangerie nantaise—good food, bad music
-returned to hotel for directions to mt. vernon
-rented car at hertz; drove to mt. vernon to meet melissa; drove around (and around and around) until settling on applebee’s for dinner
-back to seattle
-hot tub in the not-so-hot tub
-back to the space needle for night-time pics and a glass of wine at the top
-cab back to hotel

quote of the day, said by david as we returned to the hotel after taking night-time pictures at the space needle: well, this is by far [pause for a big smile] the best honeymoon i’ve ever had!

thursday, june fourteen

-drove to chateau ste. michelle winery; took half-hour tour followed by tasting; purchased one bottle of muscat canelli dessert wine

-drove to mukilteo to take ferry to whidbey island; stopped at ivar’s to get food; ate in car on ferry
-found whidbey island winery, had tasting; purchased four bottles of wine (pinot noir, rhubarb, sangiovese, and viognier) and one hand-blown glass bottle stopper

-ferry back to seattle
-got gussied up for dinner at anthony’s pier 66: northwestern duet (salmon and halibut) for david, sockeye salmon for ann-marie;
strawberry cheesecake and coffee for dessert
-back to hotel; watched deja vu

friday, june fifteen
-10am departure for everett and boeing plant
-tour of facility, future of flight museum
-lunch at food court in alderwood mall
-return to hotel; rested for about an hour

-walked to pioneer square and doc maynard’s for bill speidel’s underground tour
-dinner at collins pub near pioneer square
-walked to pike street market to take pics of signs; stopped at first starbucks again (bought mugs)
-headed back to hotel

quote of the day, said by david as he was praying over our burgers at the pub: and thank you for the food. love you, bye . . . good night . . . whatever.


Kelly said...

Hey! Our trips to the West Coast overlapped for two days! We should have hooked up! Because that's what you're dying to do on your honeymoon, right?

Great pics -- it looks like you guys had a blast.

Small Moments of Sanity said...

you packed in a lot for your week here on the west coast! it sounds like you've got a nice start on your wine collection too. :) it was wonderful meeting and hanging out with you both and thank you for your graciousness with my driving... and driving.... next time, i'll have that figured out way ahead of time!

simplicity said...

Looks and sounds like a wonderful honeymoon to me...complete with plenty of rest!!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds (and looks) like you had a WONDERFUL time!! :)

audrey said...

i'm glad that you two had a wonderful time! thanks for sharing the pictures and the fun your days held. i love the david quotes, by the way!