During the week of August 26-30, 2014, my sister Pauline of Aliso Viejo, CA came to see us.
We stayed overnight at the Marriott. As you can see, we had a room with a view and dancing with joy.
Sister time, lunch time. Enjoying chowder and company.
I’m not sure if they sell fish here….
Exhibit A: Gum
Chew, chew, chew. Ready to launch.
Free space spotted!
She left a piece of her at Gum Alley. (I was grossed out the entire time. Gagging.)
We ate at a restaurant that mainly served biscuit. We were seated overlooking the bakery downstairs.
While waiting for our order, we watched staff stir, pour, knead and bake. It was very entertaining.
Owen’s biscuit and gravy.
My sister ordered fried chicken, fried egg over biscuit and gravy. You can’t see it, but it’s on a clear plate.
We went on a city tour. This bus went on land and water. A bonus for Owen!
I’m afraid of water and being on this lake had me worried.
Seattle is something else…
That house with the red roof was the one from the movie “Sleepless in Seattle”.
Our tour guide had Owen go to the front and patrolled the water while the guide talked to us.
Harbor Day at downtown Olympia.
I shall call him “mini me”.
We went hiking and met a very friendly donkey.
Here we are stretching before the hike. I love Owen, my photo-bomber.
Richard & I stayed at a B&B for one night. While away, Aunt Pauline babysat Owen. She built him a campfire, made him s’mores and they went on the roof of the trailer. They got to spend quality time together as did Richard & I.
It was nice seeing my sister.
August 26, 2014 Tuesday
My sister Pauline is in town for the week. She arrived today and brought with her plenty of California sun. After picking her up from the airport, we went straight to business. We walked all over downtown Seattle.
Enjoying a ride on The Great Wheel on Pier 57.
Can you spot the Space Needle? This is the view from inside the Great Wheel.
Sisterly love. Just what I needed!
While the boys are on Pier 57, Pauline and I get lost (in purpose) at Pikes Place Chowder on Post Alley. We had clam chowder, sourdough bread and crab roll. It was really fun just hanging out with my little sister before she gets married in December.
August 28, 2014 Thursday
Today, Richard and I are on an overnight date. We bought burritos from a food truck, stuffed them in my purse and had lunch at the movies! Shhhh, don’t tell them. We saw “Lucy” (Scarlett Johansson) and was blown away. We had a lot to discuss the moment it ended!
Afterwards, we checked into
Swantown Inn Bed & Breakfast.
This beautiful Victorian house is very elegant inside and out.
The house has a lot of character and is very still and silent. The owners have homemade cookies for guests. We took a few to take home to Owen and to pay our babysitter…
While away, my sister babysat Owen. Here’s what she did for him:
She made him s’mores.
She built him a campfire.
She & Owen went on the roof of our trailer. I just about had a heart attack whenI saw the picture. Look at him, all smiles and unattended.
Thumbs up, no one is hurt, having a blast…
She roasted vegetarian sausages.
Owen loves Aunt Pauline.