Wednesday, June 13, 2012

seattle fun

we've been doing lots of fun things in the city lately and i've been bad about sharing them on the blog. so, here you go -- a big fat roundup of awesome seattle stuff.

i had a blogger meetup at inn at the market, an adorable boutique hotel on the north end of pike place market. the view from the rooftop deck was amazing!

another day, b and i had a date night -- a quick visit to the grand opening party for chan's restaurant, followed by a real dinner ;) at lowell's. according to some, lowell's is the location of the rob reiner + tom hanks scene from sleepless in seattle where they discuss dating women ("you don't do it like i do it, you do it in your own suave cary grant way. 'hello diane take a look at these swatches!'") but according to chowhound  that was actually the athenian inn, which i have not yet visited. whatever, the bar in lowell's looked close enough to the real thing so i was good. (also -- they are building a ferris wheel on the pier!!!)

i met my friend alex in utah when both of our husbands were in the same MBA program, and they ended up moving to seattle after graduation too! it has been so, so nice to have a real friend (real = someone who has known me longer than 1 year) in washington and our two little families get together at least a few times every month. they live in queen anne and alex is the BEST adventure buddy since we're both always up for pretty much anything.

last month we checked out the ballard locks on a sunny day. jack thought the boats were amazing.


we usually follow our activities up with a tasty lunch date because well, we like to eat. moms get to chat, babies get to bang on the tables and munch on kix cereal. win win. 

this week we rode the monorail downtown so we could go to the flagship nordstrom store and get my favorite trophy cupcakes. jack is in love with trains so it was quite thrilling.

we've got lots more adventures planned for the summer and i can't wait! so many fun things to do around here.

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