I didn't just randomly choose to explore the rainy city in March. My husband had a annual business trip out there. He had told me I could come, but I didn't want to go alone while my he sat in meetings all day. So, I inviting one of my really good friends to go along with me. You know, there's only so many people you want to try to spend a whole week with and Angi was a great choice! We had a blast and shopped till we dropped almost everyday. We did every sort of retail possible from antiquing to outdoor market shopping to browsing around one of the largest Anthropology's in the country. I was in heaven. I had almost forgotten what it felt like top travel without a miniature person (often 2) in tow. I was able to relax on the flight, eat dinner without having to share my food, and sleep ALL night long. It was amazing.
There have been times when I was away from my children and felt guilty. I was free of that this trip. It had been 18 months since I had gone on a trip without a child, and even then, I was pregnant and sick as a dog. I knew the boys were old enough to do fine away from me and they had Nana to love on them all week. They were fine, and I was more than fine.
Location: Pike's Market. Such a neat place.
Look at the size of those bad boys!
We were in trouble the minute we discovered that our lodge had free ice cream. It was bad, but oh sooooo good. I met dulce de leche this trip and became quite fond.
Dorks. They are not kidding when they say it rains a lot. I would have to own a few more rain coats if I lived there because I was over my jacket by the end of the trip.
Quintessential tourist picture. Don't mind the double chin, it was a hard angle.
Beautiful view from the Space Needle.
They trip home was rough to say the least. We took the red eye out at 10:00 pm and our last leg of the commute home was in this little beauty which landed in Charleston at 9:00 am. We essentially had skipped night. Ouch. Totally worth it.
Thanks so much for going with me Angie!!!! I loved our time together...it was fun to be with someone who appreciates shopping and food like I do and who can equally destroy mini Haagen Daz cartons. Where's our next trip to?