I decided to "center" align my posts
now that I have figured out how to, because as a former yearbook nerd editor, I was never very fond of a lot of negative white space :) So, if you even noticed, I hope you like it!
This week we have been enjoying cool weather, fresh seafood, and gorgeous views of the Puget Sound here in this beautiful, bustling city of Seattle, Washington. We also had to say goodbye to some special friends... more on that later. I am sitting here in our hotel (Aaron is at the field), looking through all my pictures and I figured I should get a head start on telling y'all about our trip. Here are some pictures of Seattle and everything we've been up to.
Emily and I did LOTS of shopping and her sweet momma came to visit.
We saw the space needle... from a distance.
We have thoroughly enjoyed being on the water... it reminds us of home.
We ate fish and chips. Well, I had salmon chowder because I was frreeeezzzing!
The seagulls were waiting their turns to be fed... however, this "tourist" didn't think twice about sharing my food with them... I decided I was not going to be like the visitors on our beaches at home who feed the seagulls so that they feel free to swoop down and steal your sandwich right out of your hand! (Yes, that has happened to me!)
We visited the Seattle Aquarium. It was neat, but ocean creatures just aren't my thing. The boys loved it and that's why we went!
I did like the starfish and all their pretty colors!
I think Nemo was my favorite.
Or maybe these cuddly creatures...
They were just precious.
After the aquarium, we visited Pikes Place Market. (And if you read the Vancouver post you're probably thinking, "oh Lord she's gone to another market!" But I love markets because they have two of my favorite things: food to eat and cook with, and flowers!
One of the famous traditions at the market is the fish throwing... it draws a crowd and is so fun to watch!
Speaking of seafood, we ate at the Crab Pot on the water. It was so fun!
Sure, we look "gooby" in our bibs, but look at our feast! We needed them!
So onto another day... While Aaron was at the field, I decided to go do some exploring. I had heard Golden Gardens Park was beautiful so I went to see what it was all about.
A beach, a park, and a marina, with the Cascade Mountains in the background... nothing short of gorgeous.
I was so glad I took the time to go explore... you just never know what you might stumble upon!
Now onto the "Goodbye" part of the post... :(
So, we got the news the second day we were there, that Brad and Emily were going to be leaving Washington and heading home for Brad to get a little arm procedure done. That news came kind of unexpected for us. Oh, the baseball life! Each day brings a new surprise! (and not always good ones). When we get home from Seattle, there will be only 12 days left of the season but our little apartment sure will be empty and lonely without them. I'm already dreading coming home to the apartment from Seattle for that very reason. Gosh I'm so stinkin' sentimental! And Belle , that little lady will be missed... who's going to keep us entertained? The good thing is, they don't live very far away and we are definitely going to be hanging out with them over the off season. We miss you Brad and Emily! and Bellie Minellie!
Seattle was definitely my favorite roadtrip of the season... I guess they saved the best for last. We have 12 more home games, basically, and the season will be over. I can't believe how fast time flies! Now it's time to start packing!