Tour of Seattle…

…on a blustery day!

The wind and rain limited my camera from clicking much outdoors. We were again blessed with a parking spot right at the Market! Amazing! My cousin and his wife who happens to be my best friend from college are in Seattle and I tried to give them my hallmark tour but we just had to go with the flow. While at the Market we went down the steps to the famous “Gum Wall”.

It can be a little overwhelming for newcomers! Jim and Jeanie were good sports.

Jim wanted to enjoy the abundance of our seafood choices and ordered a crab cocktail to enjoy while we walked around the stalls in the Market.

When in Seattle it’s a good idea to enjoy our bounty!

Katie joined us on our tour, too. Our last stop downtown would be Boka for Happy Hour where we would meet Dear when he was done with work.

I’m grateful that Dear is willing to work hard while I gallivant about the town. We love to meet up after work for him to enjoy a good ending to the day.

Father and daughter time is always good along with some good food!

We have lots of good history with Jim and Jeanie. Jim, Jeanie and I all graduated together from Cal State Los Angeles in 1972. Jeanie and I both graduated with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Home Economics. We both completed a 5th year to receive our Teaching Credential. Jim and Jeanie were married the same year Dear and I were married. We’ve had lots of celebrations together. We lived in Huntington Beach together as newlyweds and attended the same church. Their 3 kids were born in the same years our kids were born at different ends of the year.

Our Seattle tour was on Friday afternoon. I’ll be sharing our Saturday tour on Whidbey Island soon. Today we attended church together with a great celebration of Missions around the world and in our neighborhoods. Good times and good memories continue. A great afternoon of re-kindling our memories of fun playing Rook together so many years ago…

Hope you had a good weekend!

Downtown Seattle

On Wednesday afternoon we met Terry and Lovella at Boka in downtown Seattle for Happy Hour.

The food was all delicious but the company was better.

If you find yourself in downtown Seattle to shop let us know and we’ll meet you for Happy Hour.

Today Dear and I are headed north across the line to meet up with 6 of the MGCC girls and their husbands for dinner at Bev and Harv’s. Looking forward to this get-together. We’ll head north after Dear gets home from work. We will spend Saturday to recoup! What are your plans this weekend before U.S. Thanksgiving?

Foodie Friday ~ Happy Hours…

Welcome to Foodie Friday hosted by Gollum at Designs by Gollum.

I’ve been doing a lot of running around and eating out more then eating in. One of my favorites for dinner is Happy Hour. I love a bargain so when I can get interesting food for 1/2 price I’m a happy camper! I also enjoy smaller portions of food so this works great for me.

 

Before a Mariners Baseball game on Monday my kids and I went to happy hour at Boka Kitchen and Bar in downtown Seattle. This was not your typical happy hour bar food.

Sugar cane skewered crab cakes~Dungeness crab w/fresh herbs and lemongrass aioli, served on sugar cane sticks $5.00.

Rhubard bruschetta with rogue river blue cheese, golden raisens, and mint flower honey $4.00.

Tuna Tartines ~ olive oil poached ahi tuna, deviled quail eggs, shaved fennel salad $4.50.

My kids ordered the Angus Beef Burger with truffle fries for $6.50.

love potion no. 9
molten chocolate cake, white chocolate raspberry ice cream, fresh raspberries $8.00. Desserts are not on the happy hour menu but we all decided to share this and it was very good!

The bar was very upscale and the atmosphere was pleasant with comfortable seating.

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Mariners Baseball in Seattle…

 

Another fun day in the Seattle area yesterday. We headed downtown early for the Mariners game and had a Happy Hour dinner at Boka. We love to get half-price food and the food here was delicious!!

 

The weather cleared up nicely for the game.

 

It was Salute to Japanese Baseball night so we all got our Japanese baseball hats and saluted!

Well lookie here both Josh and my niece Debbee caught a fly ball! :0)

The girls are off and running today again…

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