Archive for July, 2009

Playing Tourist in Seattle – Part 4

The last day my parents were in Seattle we hung out around the city. We went down to Bite of Seattle, or as my mom mistakenly referred to it “Seattle Bites.” We had some great times there and some great food. Josh let a guy pour nutella into his mouth, we had some delicious crepes, we almost knocked over a picnic table when the four of us tried to all sit on the same side without thinking about it..

Then, after we got back and relaxed for awhile, my mom, Josh and I headed over to Gasworks Park where Josh did a fantastic job flying a kite while my mom and I relaxed on a blanket. A wonderful end to their trip to Seattle.

Mom and Dad

Nutella Love

Ice Cream Swirl


Written by Aimee

July 27th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Posted in SEATTLE

Playing Tourist in Seattle – Part 3

Well.. this was KINDA in Seattle. On Saturday while my parents were here, Mom, Dad and I took the ferry over to Bainbridge Island. We ate some barbecue, walked around, visited the bookstore, and headed back home to Seattle where Josh was making a delicious dinner of ribs and corn on the cob.

pier 52


About to Take Off

Mom and Dad on the Ferry

Yoga Pose

Girl on the Ferry

Window Seat

Written by Aimee

July 26th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

Posted in SEATTLE

Playing Tourist in Seattle – Part 2

Last Friday while my parents were here, we made it Park Day. We started out the day with some french toast and bacon for fuel and then we headed out to walk around the Washington Park Arboretum. Although it was fun, it was pretty hot weather.

We stopped at a Starbucks in Capitol Hill for some refreshments, then headed over to Volunteer Park where we walked around the Volunteer Park Conservatory (very cool, never been in before!), and then headed back home to relax in the hot, non-air conditioned house.

After a tasty dinner of chicken caesar salad, we walked down to Kerry Park for the sunset and then back home. See? So many parks in one day.

Climbing toward the Glass Ceiling

Written by Aimee

July 22nd, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Posted in SEATTLE

Playing Tourist in Seattle – Part 1

My parents arrived Wednesday morning.. around 1:10am. So Wednesday around 11am or so we headed out to check out the town and I got to play tourist for a few days.

Our first stop was the 5 Spot where we ate breakfast, and then took a nice leisurely walk over to Kerry Park and back home. We also drove over to the locks in Ballard in the afternoon for a nice relaxing day.

Thursday was the perfect day to have lunch at Lowells in Pike Place Market, walk around and head over to the Central Library. Then we drove to Seattle Center and walked around, rode the bumper cars and we finished the day off by stopping by the Queen Anne Farmers Market.

Pictures sometimes speak better than words, so check out some of my favorites below!



He is the Walrus

Library Reflection


Red Floor

Bumper Cars

For Keeping Away the Vampires

Farmers Market Goodies

Written by Aimee

July 19th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

Posted in SEATTLE

Off to the Land of the Goonies

A couple of weeks ago Josh and I realized we hadn’t been outside Seattle in awhile.

This called for a road trip.

Originally, we just thought about driving out to the Washington coast, but instead decided to drive alll the way down to the Oregon coast.

Astoria and Cannon Beach! We had lunch in Astoria and walked around for a bit before heading down to the Ecola State Park/Cannon Beach area.

Josh and I laid on the beach for awhile and napped, and relaxed. It was fantastic. I love hearing the ocean waves.

Then the long long drive back to Seattle, but it was totally worth it. I love traveling to places I haven’t been before.



Sunlight, So Bright

Written by Aimee

July 11th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Posted in TRAVEL