Hello. TGIF! As mentioned back in this post, our crew had a chance to go on holiday this summer. Our crew actually split up:
The keiki flew off to Oahu with their grandparents:
and the husband and I visited Seattle for a couple of days.
Healthy seafood filled our bellies:
Thursday was our first full day there and lots of power walking:
E and I got in 14K steps. I purposely bought those Madden Girl like Birkenstocks because I thought it would be hot in Seattle. These shoes were perfect for my high arches.
Pike’s Place Market: I never knew there were multiple levels of shops underneath. I had fun exploring and mawing merchandise.
Seattle Great Wheel: I didn’t know it was enclosed; what a relief. Each car is standard and nice inside. It moves slowly and the whole apparatus rotates three times.
S.A.M.: I haven’t stepped inside a modern art museum for years. This place is extensive. There was beautiful glass. I marveled at how ancient civilizations lived, how they went the extra mile for uniquely carved items. That painting of course resonated with me as I’m a mum of two daughters. And E found the wooly sculpture first, pointing it out to me.
The next day was more laidback. The day before E and I realized we didn’t really need a rental car, but I’m so glad we did because guess who I got to meet?!
I met Kim of Page After Page. (❛ัॢᵕ❛ั ॢ)✩*ೃ.⋆ We met up in Tukwila at a Starbucks and as soon as she touched my shoulder, the two of us gabbed away. Can I tell you what a sweetie she is besides being fun and eloquent? Kim is genuine and I believe we covered everything from family to knitting, etc.
Thank you, Kim, for making time to meet me.
years of following
a door opens for us two
grins, laughs forever
When E and I got back to Seattle, we walked back down to the market to shop for souvenirs. Of course I had to check out the yarn store conveniently located near by. This is So Much Yarn:
I didn’t walk around too much inside because by then the two of us were hungry. I already knew I was going to buy sock yarn. One of the staff nicely approached me and I asked her what did she have that was local? You already saw from the last podcast the skein I had bought.
Thank you, Seattle, for hosting us in your Emerald City. I hope to come back some day and explore more of your evergreen forests with the kids besides (｡•̀ᴗ-)✧ hit up those yarn stores I didn’t get a chance to visit. Until then, good-bye.