Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunny Seattle

We got home last night from our whirlwind trip to Seattle and it was so wonderful! We got there just after lunch and the weather was sunny and so warm we didn't even need jackets. We checked into the hotel right away (this is a picture out our room window), dropped off our stuff and headed straight over to Pike Place Market...everything is so amazing there!We got some sugared cashews, a bunch of beautiful fresh flowers, and even stopped to watch the guys at Pike Place Fish throw a fish or two. One of my very favorite parts was the worn steps of the inside of the warehouse...I couldn't help but wonder how many people have walked up and down these steps.

I talked Tony into stopping by a little antique store on the waterfront and loved this old chest full of antique fishing gear.

We walked up and down the waterfront snapping pictures, browsing little shops and scoping out a place for a quick dinner. And I met McDreamy.

But the highlight of our trip was getting dolled up with my man and heading into beautiful downtown Seattle to the Paramount Theatre for Wicked! After I saw it in Omaha with my girlfriends, I wanted to go again and have Tony see it, too. But by the time I talked him into it, the tickets were gone in Omaha. When I found out they would be coming to Seattle, it made perfect sense to make a little getaway together and enjoy the show. And enjoy it we did! Donna Vivino was absolutely fantastic.

The next morning, we slept in, hit the outlets outside Seattle on the way home and made it back around dinnertime. Thanks to Grammy Joan for watching the kids...it was a wonderful weekend!

13 comments:

Kristi said...

Fun, fun, fun!!! Was Wicked better the second time around?

kathleener said...

what a fun weekend! i remember the fish market--sooo cool! i told cubby that we DEFINITELY need a getaway before the next baby comes!

mooreinterest said...

JEALOUS!!! SO JEALOUS! Thrilled that you got a chance to have a little get a way! How fun!

Montay said...

We had the chance to spend a weekend there last year and I would go back in a heart beat!LOVE THAT PLACE!!!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I am pea green with envy!

Jcochran said...

I'm so jealous! what a wonderful well deserved weekend!! Now I'll have "Popular!" in my head all day today! my upcoming vacation is to cougar land!!! I think I'm getting the shaft....

kawaii crafter said...

I just finished reading Wicked. Now I'm determined to see the musical. I keep hearing so many good things about it. Did you read the book? If so, which did you like more, book or musical?

Sounds and looks like you had a lovely time in Seattle.

Jeni said...

Seattle = Grey's Anatomoy!

Rosanne said...

How fun - it's always fun to have a getaway with your hubby!! We have one next month...for a week!

Jessica said...

Sounds like a wonderful time. I LOVE Seattle. Sad your weekend didn't overlap with my time there.

joann said...

glad you had a WONDERFUL time!!!!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

How fun! It sounds like you had a blast! :) What did your husband think of "Wicked"? I forget how fun Seattle can be, we live a half hour away from it and I never go there (except for church on Sundays, which really isn't sightseeing!). I am glad you got to have a wonderful weekend with just the two of you! :)

The Hartungs said...

i'm surprised that Tony would take a pic of you with another man!