I planned a very impromptu trip to Seattle earlier this week to see Bree. We hadn't seen each other in about a year, so, understandably, I was pretty grouchy and she was really serious. We realized we had better see each other soon in order to rectify that. She helps me be happy and I help her be loud and obnoxious. It's a give and take sort of friendship.
I worked at Starbucks for eight hours Monday morning (leaving the house by a quarter till 5), and once I got off my shift around 1:30, I made the four-hour drive to Bree's place. We went for dinner at a really yummy Thai place and I ate way too much yellow curry. Although really, can anyone ever eat "too much" curry? Doubtful.
The next day Bree and I got sushi, went to Pike Place Market, walked by the waterfront, explored downtown, and walked around Ballard, Bree's neighborhood. I had no idea Seattle had so many fun names for all the neighborhoods. (Salem does too, although we're less creative with it - we call them "West Salem" and "South Salem" and the like.) Some photos, which aren't the greatest since they are from my phone:
Clearly excited to be at the original Starbucks. I even bought a mug. Yep, nerd. And of course we got a picture of us drinking our delicious beverages.
I had such a blast with Bree but was sad it was such a quick trip. We both had to work on Wednesday, so I was literally only there for dinner Monday night and then all day Tuesday, then I left Wednesday morning. Next time I'm bringing the husband and we'll visit my family that lives up there (talking to you, Jim & Rhona!) and see more of this lovely city.
So thankful to be able to hang out with one of my favorite people. I'm realizing more and more lately how blessed I am with the friends I have. Just wished more of them lived in Salem. (Hint: that's an invitation for you friends to move here and/or visit me. I can promise free coffee and lots of kitty cuddle time. And Kimmy cuddle time.)