Seattle Date Day

Even though we live about 35 miles from Seattle, it’s not often we get to go spend the day there and just have fun.  Saturday was originally planned as a family outing, but the child was invited to a birthday sleepover party with bowling, so he much preferred that as opposed to spending the day with his parents, go figure.  We’re fun, I tell ya, really fun!!

20160430_190358.jpgSo James and I had a wonderful date day out all by ourselves without any cares or having to worry about being home at a certain time, so much like the carefree days of our younger years! (Or our racecations sans child, hehe).  First stop… hopping the train to Seattle to go watch the Sounders soccer team play!

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After visiting the Pro Shop to buy a hat and eating a fabulous hot dog from a local vendor, we made our way to the nosebleed section, known otherwise during Seahawk season as the ‘Hawks nest.  Great view though.  We could see all the action happening on the pitch.

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After the Sounders won against the Columbus Crew 1-0 and we enjoyed some post-game festivities…

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…it was time to make our way into the city to see what trouble we could get into.  There’s some interesting people and stuff to see in downtown…

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Then we found Pike’s Place Brewing Company, and that’s all she wrote.  A great place for a bite to eat and a few cocktails!

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I had a couple Celestial Cosmos, their house special.  Wouldn’t want to light a match near me though… the fumes alone would’ve ignited.

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Afterwards, we stopped in at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory to get treats for everyone, then headed to Westlake Center to catch the bus back home.  Interesting things going on there as well. Lots of pot smoking, game playing, people preaching about Jesus, people preaching about the first ever Hemp Fest in Boise… it was a menagerie of misfits.  Even a band playing in the midst of it all… I wonder if this is how Nirvana got their first nightclub gig?

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It was a great day out!  Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend as well!!

40 thoughts on “Seattle Date Day

  1. wanderwolf

    That all sounds like a lot of fun! And while you didn’t expect to run into some of the things you did, it seems like fun. It was a vacation not too far from home!
    Great that you had public transportation to get you home 🙂 it’s something I miss here in south Florida. The ability to have a few drinks while out makes going out exploring much more enticing!!
    Hope you have a wonderful week to equal the fun weekend.
    One more final on my end, grading of about 100 papers, and then summer 🙂

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Oh I agree, Dorothea! If we would’ve had to drive back home, it would’ve been a very dry day… still fun, but very dry. Hope you have a wonderful week too!! Grading 100 papers sounds just awful, BUT, yay! There’s summer right around the corner!! 😀

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  2. Janet Wilson

    Sounds like a great day & weather looked fab. Now after those cocktails are you up for the hill training!!! You need to have a break from running/training or else it gets boring. There comes a time in life when your children have their social diaries and yes unfortunately not good for their image to roam around with Mum & Dad! Jx

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Haha, no hill training today! We are actually hot! Nevermind the cocktails, lol!! It was indeed a great break from routine, and AJ had a lot of fun at his friend’s house so it worked out great for all of us! 😀

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      1. neveradullbling Post author

        Every venue is no smoking other than the casinos, so you should be fine. If it’s free range at Marymore Park or something like that, you might get a whiff, but it won’t be anything like downtown. Where is it?

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