No rest for the weary this weekend! We kicked it off with the dogs getting a hearty walk around Seattle Center where the 12th Man Flag flew proudly over the Space Needle. It’s so cool that this icon and the Seattle Center is our backyard basically where we walk the dogs (“we” means Thom every day except on the weekends when I’m home to help!) and the dogs like it too. Well, to qualify that comment, Thor doesn’t really like to walk that far if it’s raining or cold or really anything adverse at all but on that rare dry day in Seattle, he’s totally up for a long walk with his brother.
So, after walking down to South Lake Union, we had a delicious brunch at Serious Pie & Biscuit where we joined my co-workers to celebrate a teammate’s birthday and everyone gorged on biscuits with every topping you could want: Banana/PB&Honey, Beef Brisket, Eggs, Brussels Sprouts, etc. All delicious! The waiter could not have been nicer recommending the High Noon cocktail for me and it went down well with my veggie egg bake. But enough about food and on to fashion!
Of course, I had to rock the Seattle Seahawks jersey to brunch and after to watch the Seahawks win convincingly. I just love their enthusiasm and teamwork. I hear from folks around Seattle that the players spend ALOT of time doing charity work and are not brats like other football stars. Go Seahawks!
After lounging in my jersey on Saturday, it was off to Canada on Sunday for a few days of work. Lucky me!
Only 3 degrees and with recent inches of snow, Calgary is a nice city but damn it’s cold. I’m staying downtown by their version of the Space Needle. Most of the stores were closing by the time I got to walk (slide!) around downtown. Silly me-I didn’t check the weather really and didn’t wear my trusty Uggs like I should have. I love my one of a kind, designed by me handmade boots from Shanghai so I wore them, thinking that because I am a TSA pre-check traveler I wouldn’t have to take them off and who knew that snow would be everywhere! Not me! So, not only did I not get to go TSA (Canada!) and had to take off my boots but I will now slide around Canada for a few days. That should be highly entertaining but I doubt that I’ll share photos when I end up on my ass in a icy parking lot. But, hey, I’ll be looking good!
The rest of the travel outfit included a comfy print jacket that is really like wearing a blankie along with a big soft scarf. I almost got bumped off for credit but unfortunately the flight wasn’t that full. I love those free credits!!! Hoping for a bump on the way home. You got to give it to Alaska Airlines for not only offering free wine on the flight but, to celebrate the Seahawk victory, they offered free vodka as well. What’s not to like about that perk??? Amazingly, I did not partake of the free booze and opted for water only. Doing work tonight at the hotel so have to keep my senses around me.
Can’t wait to return to Seattle and my boys. I’m hoping the puppies take it easy on Thom this week and they miss me as much as I will miss them. Here’s to a happy Monday and some thawing in the great white North!