try to get away for the day just to spend time together.
Now that the big kids are older and can take care of themselves
and Brendell, we are able to do this way more often
than in the past.
in downtown Seattle.
We had no plan, we just went to see what we could see.
Oh my goodness! I am not a cheese girl,
but after tasting Beechers fresh curds,
I just might become one!
We also sampled "The World's Best Mac-n-Cheese".
and filled with unique little shops and eateries.
It's just the kind of place I like to be on a sunny afternoon.
I was drawn to all of the street musicians on the day we went.
Some of them were quite good.
Everyone seemed to enjoy it
and the crooners were rewarded handsomely
with over-flowing dollar jars.
A gift for a gift.
Prime realestate for street performers
as that Starbucks is continually packed with tourists.
for our next BBQ.
It was so fun and bouncy.
Perfect for background music while entertaining a
bunch of friends.
we stop by this little shop.
The way they have their artisan oils displayed
is just so pretty and organic.
and you can find everything you need.
One day we plan to come down here and
search out ingredients for a creative dinner
and bring them home to cook.
The Confectional was calling our name
just as we were ready to leave.
We just couldn't resist sampling
these little cheesecakes.
They were divine!
we took a walk through some downtown streets
and ended up at Pacific Place.
Loaded with shops and restaurants,
this mall was more than we were willing to take on
that day, so we walked back down the hill
toward the market.
bringing home a big bouquet
of local flowers.
Aren't they gorgeous?
I love having fresh flowers in the house and
it's hard to beat the prices or freshness of these
market flower bouquets.
So, it seems Seattle is more than just grey skies, rain and McDreamy!