Tuesday, October 30, 2012

snaps from seattle

I just returned from a work trip to Seattle. At first, I was filled with dread at being gone over the weekend, but after getting a taste of the city, I felt really fortunate to have the chance to see it.

We stayed downtown at the Edgewater (famous for this photo) where we had fireplaces in our rooms and killer waterfront views.

The city is beautiful and wonderfully romantic this time of year. S and I are already planning a return trip.

Here are a few of my most touristy snaps:

 Pike's Market where we wandered under...

neon signage,

 browsed the famous fish market (get a load of those crabs!)

and even saw some burly gentlemen toss a few of these guys around. 

I fell in love with the bounty of fresh flowers  available for ridiculous prices (that bouquet is only $5!?). We also ate fresh chocolate covered cherries...a Washington state staple.

We wandered up and down cozy downtown streets until

it was time for lunch. Lobster and crab tater tots are the stuff that dreams are made of.

An afternoon stop by where it all began...

before taking  a twirl on the Seattle Great Wheel.

Drying out and warming up at Top Pot Doughnuts with their

sugar cinnamon apple offerings...the breakfast of champions!

Appreciating an unbelievably vibrant, sunny day before saying...

"Goodnight, Seattle!" in my best Frasier Crane voice, naturally.

One of the best feelings about returning from a business trip is coming home. Our transition to Nashville has certainly had its ups and downs (read: it's been really hard), but as the plane touched down in Tennessee this evening I finally felt like I was coming home. It's amazing how a little jaunt across the U.S. can give you such great perspective...

P.S. Here's your moment of zen. Snoqualmie Falls (courtesy, KB). Cue Twin Peaks intro music.

 P.P.S. Love and prayers to all of our dear family and friends in New York. We are so glad you guys are okay.

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