Since this was Sarah’s last weekend in town with us, we did our best to make sure we did as many quintessential Seattle activities as possible. Starting with – what else? – Pike Place Market…
Sarah had been before earlier in the summer, but we had arrived just as it was closing so she’d never seen the market in a full swing of activity.
My favorite part of the market is always the flowers. I just can’t get enough.
Sarah, please don’t leave us!
The market is also a great place to see farmer’s market basics mixed in with exotic fruits and vegetables that might be hard to find elsewhere. Garlic spears?
Gorgeous fresh lavender that smelled so amazing I wanted to buy up every stalk.
We had a few other errands to run after the market, so I didn’t grab any flowers this time. I’ll have to get my fix this week from all the beautiful peony pictures.
The market was PACKED since it was a Saturday afternoon, and we were all starving by the time we finished walking through the whole thing. Quick stop at a local bagel shop for pesto bagels with tofu and veggies. Yum.
We hung out downtown for a bit and did some shopping, including a stop into Verizon where I ended up getting a new phone! Casey really wanted me to give him my phone (because it is the only one compatible with his work email system), which meant that I could upgrade early for a new one.
I went back and forth and back and forth a million times, trying to decide if I should stick with the Droid (which I have LOVED) and get a newer model (Incredible, Charge, etc.), or switch gears completely and get an iPhone. The major deciding factor for me was that I don’t have an iPod, and so I figured that if I switched to an iPhone I could essentially get both with one device.
I went against my gut instinct and got the iPhone, and then as soon as we got home I promptly freaked out that it wasn’t working with any of my mail or calendar programs. I am an obsessive Gmail and Google user, and my things are not working quite like I want them to on this new phone system. I’m trying to get used to it and am giving myself a week to adjust. But if I’m still not loving it by this weekend, I’m going back for a trade!
After my mini phone tantrum, we headed back out for a glorious Seattle evening at our first Mariners game!
Sarah and I waited while Casey bought tickets, expecting to just sit wherever was available for our last minute purchase. Imagine my surprise when we walked to our seats and I discovered that he bought us tickets 13 rows behind home plate!
It was a fun treat to have such great seats, and I guess it was a special evening at the ballpark because the 2001 Mariners team was all there. Apparently this is a big deal, but it was kind of lost on me.
The sun was shining and the weather was perfect – the stadium roof was wide open!
I was terrified of being hit by a fly ball, even though we had netting in front of our seats since we were close to the action.
Back in Cincinnati we used to go to a lot of Reds games, and this was my first major league game elsewhere. The Mariners played horribly, but it was still really fun.
Before we even got there, I did my research to see what our dinner options might be, since I was slightly scared we might be having cotton candy for dinner. Imagine my surprise to find this gem hidden in section 132…
Healthy, organic, vegan, gluten-free food at the ballpark. Seriously, is this a dream? Compared to the prices of traditional ballpark food, it wasn’t even more expensive!
Glorious Field Roast frankfurter veggie dog topped with relish, ketchup, and mustard.
Truly does not get better than that.
A great day spent in downtown Seattle, followed by a great night out at the ballpark.
I’d say Sarah’s last weekend here was very well spent!
Lots to do this week before we head out of town for vacation on Friday. Back soon with a fun nursery update!