You may recall this sad sad post (here) where I told you my best friend was ditching me in search of a master’s degree out in Washington State. Not sure what makes her think a master’s degree is a good reason to move across the country……oh….never mind. Well on Friday, I set off on Southwest Airlines to visit my darling Bret and see this state she refers to as “so beautiful” (technically I had already been there but I was so little I only remember the space needle). As you all know now, I had a little bit of news to tell her and I was determined to wait until we were together in person. I met her at passenger pick-up where we screamed, embraced and jumped up and down. Yes we are those ridiculous girls. I didn’t want to tell her at passenger pick-up and then I didn’t want to tell her in the car. So we drove back to her place and she showed me around. I started getting butterflies at the thought that I needed to say it now. We were standing in the kitchen she was getting dinner ready and I said ‘sssssoooooooo….I have something to tell you’. She turns and says ‘what? Are you pregnant?’. Then there was more jumping embracing and giggling. It was so happy and fun to be able to tell her in person.
Anyhooser the trip itself was amazing! We had such a wonderful time. On Saturday we went to Point Defiance Park and walked around the paths, talking about just about everything under the sun (and yes some stuff about babies). The Taste of Tacoma was going on at one end, so we worked our way there and had some yummy snacks for lunch. Then we made our way back to the car by way of the beach. It was just absolutely beautiful. It was sunny and warm. And yes that thick green lush landscape is really beautiful like she had said. We must have walked 5 miles so we came home, sat in the living room and recouperated. Then we went in search of dinner. And meeting up with Bret isn’t complete until a stop is made at Panera. We found one! Woohoo. After yummy soup in bread bowls we headed back home for a movie and then bed.
On Sunday we set off for Seattle. It was Gay Pride weekend in Seattle, so we made our way to the parade route to watch. It was a ton of fun and there were so many people there it was insane. After watching for about an hour we walked up to Seattle’s Best to grab a hot chocolate. It wasn’t cold that day, but it was overcast and just perfect for wearing a t-shirt and drinking a hot chocolate. As we were making our way up the parade route to find a way to cross, we found a Qdoba truck that was giving away a free street taco and a coupon for a free street taco meal. Awesome. So we had a little snack, found our way across the street and walked down to Pike’s Place Market. After walking around the market we decided to take our chances at finding a Qdoba. Might as well get free lunch. Sure enough we stumbled upon it. Awesome! After our yummy free meal we walked up to the Seattle library which was designed by Rem Koolhaas. I remember when it was first built and featured in Architecture magazine. I really wanted to see it in person back then and it definitely didn’t disappoint. Of course, I have heard it is not at all functional as a library, things are hard to find, etc. But it is a very interesting building.
It just so happened that my cousin from Spokane was in Seattle that weekend visiting a friend of hers, so I got a hold of her and we decided to walk over to meet her for a little while. Turns out her friend’s apartment was about two miles away, but whatever we were feeling good. We rested in their living room for a couple of hours and chatted with my cousin, and a big group o’ gays. They were hilarious. Since I had to be at the airport really early the next morning, we decided to head out. The walk back to the car seemed to breeze by, but it was wonderful seeing so much of Seattle. I think between Saturday and Sunday we walked at least 10 miles if not more.