We are currently enjoying a mini vacation – we drove up to Seattle on Friday.
On Saturday, Jason spent the day at a music conference. Basil and I spent the day walking around Seattle. Well, Basil walked some, was carried a lot. Basil is not a city dog – he is not used to noise at all, so in his nervousness he walked slowly. Also, he would sit down when we were walking the steep hills. Yep – he sat down.
Apparently many people want to (those hills are steep!), because we found benches half way up.
I took this photo on our balcony – we are staying one block up from Pike Place Market, with a great view of the Elliot Bay.
Pensione Nichols is a B&B in the Pike Place Market neighborhood, which we chose because it is pet friendly. They have European rooms with shared baths, and two “apartment” style suites with full kitchens and baths. We stayed in one of those, and I would definitely go back! I always love a full kitchen when we’re staying a while, and since we cannot go many places without Basil, we used it.
My favorite? The views from our balcony.
Today we spent time with our friends John and Steph – they own the fantastic Sugar Bakery and Cafe. You know, my dream job.
Jason and Kris fun fact: our first Valentines Day (our favorite holiday) was spent in Seattle – before John and Steph had their current storefront bakery, they started as a wholesale bakery business. On Valentines Day they held a great event called “Sweets Fest” and the year we went it was held at Caffè Vita. It was a big celebration with several courses of desserts, wine and champagne. Still one of my favorite Valentines ever…
More from Seattle later – as viewed from my cell phone camera. Can you believe I left my real camera at home?
Have you been to Seattle?
Are you dressing up for Halloween?