Seattle Sightseeing


Last weekend we played tourists with some friends. It was one of the couples whose wedding we went to over Spring. He works for Microsoft as well and was here for the week for a conference and she came up for the weekend because she’d never been to Seattle before. We had lunch at Din Tai Fung in Bellevue and then went over to the mall to explore the Tesla, who’s dealership is actually in the mall. After, we all went to Starbucks and headed over to Kirkland to see what Kirkland Uncorked had to offer as well as show them a bit of the area. After that, we hung out at my place for a bit then headed to Seattle for dinner and then called it a night. On Sunday, we met at restaurant called Alibi Room by the Gum Wall near Pike Place then went on the Ride the Ducks tour, which is where most of my pics are from. Our friend’s wife was leaving that night so right after the tour we took her to the airport and that’s where I got the amazing shots of Mt. Rainier from. Enjoy 🙂

Alpaca at Kirkland Uncorked

Alpaca at Kirkland Uncorked

My husband is an avid "sampler". He was tasting bread dips here.

My husband is an avid “sampler”. He was tasting bread dips here.

Brisket sandwich from Mediterranean Grill  - again, my husband's.

Brisket sandwich from Mediterranean Grill – again, my husband’s.

About to Ride the Ducks of Seattle

About to Ride the Ducks of Seattle

The hammering man in Seattle

The hammering man in Seattle

Passed Pike Place Public Market

Passed Pike Place Public Market

Random Artwork in the city

Random Artwork in the city

Drove onto the lake and saw another duck :)

Drove onto the lake and saw another duck 🙂

The Space Needle from the lake

The Space Needle from the lake

Gas Works Park

Gas Works Park

Pretty pic of the sun on the lake

Pretty pic of the sun on the lake

Passed a barge

Passed a barge

Mt Rainier

Seattle Sightseeing

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Vacation is over//Norway in Photos


There’s nothing worse than settling back into your daily routine after being gone for almost a month. Actually there is – dealing with unpacking and extra laundry on top of it. I am drained. I don’t feel like doing anything. I did a lot but it seems like nothing is being done. I think I did about 6 loads of laundry, and I had laundry there from before we left that had to be put away, so it seems like 10 loads have been done.

I had to do the supermarket run twice because restocking the fridge requires you to go through the week and remember you missed the first time, even if you made a list. Sort mail, shred mail, make sure all bills are paid. I want a vacation now where I just lay on the bed/beach and have everything brought to me. I cooked on Monday and it was a battle to clean the kitchen. I just need a few more days. I should be good next week. I missed the gym though. Let me rephrase that – I missed working out with my trainer, because I don’t get in the gym on my own as often as I should. I’ll do everything next week. I think it was good that we came back on a Sunday that I have this whole week to get myself together and then start fresh next week and be fully into it. We have lots of people popping in and out over July/August and I know my husband wants to squeeze Vegas in before the end of the year and I won’t even discuss Christmas. Lawd help meh!

Enough ranting, let’s enjoy some pics!

Driving into Oslo CIty

Driving into Oslo CIty

Pink boat on the water - Cruise

Pink boat on the water – Cruise

Food served on the cruise - Shrimp, bread, butter and mayo. I had 6 slices of bread and butter :|

Food served on the cruise – Shrimp, bread, butter and mayo. I had 6 slices of bread and butter 😐

Love the language!  Toaletter - Toilet

Love the language! Toaletter – Toilet

Bus station

Bus station

Gave him money and he put the hat on David and pulled out the gun after he stood next to him.

Gave him money and he put the hat on David and pulled out the gun after he stood next to him.

Sculpture Park

Sculpture Park

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"Zombie Apocalypse sculpture"

“Zombie Apocalypse sculpture”

I like to play with my hair too :)

I like to play with my hair too 🙂

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Lots of Trolls in Norway...

Lots of Trolls in Norway…

Bainbridge Island


I need to write this post before I forget the little details so much that I’m starting it while under the hair dryer at the hairdresser!

Yesterday my good friend Alicia played host with me and took my parents and myself on the ferry across to Bainbridge Island. It was a lovely day! We had burgers/ sandwiches for lunch at Cafe Nola and then decided to check out the shops along the main street to help walk off the food ;).

Checking out the shops meant that all the ladies left with a pair of shoes that we got with some major discounts because they were on sale (I got 2)!! It was fun to explore the shops in this quaint town with some very unique items. Definitely not the average shopping experience you’d get across the water but also very nice. Every store we went to had pleasant staff and in at least two stores we were all having a laugh with the staff.

My sweet tooth got the best of me after shopping so we went to Blackbird Bakery where I got ONE cookie that I kept kicking myself over for not buying more. You know when you don’t buy a lot of something you’ve never tasted before and don’t want to buy more in case it tastes bad? It was the best triple chocolate cookie that I had EVER tasted. Ever!! White chocolate, milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate. I’m still kicking myself that I didn’t get more but it’s enough to get me to go back.

I left home in a rush and had picked up my shades but then left them on the bed. I get headaches if I squint too much so I decided to pick up a cheap fun pair while there. And this is what my mum and I left with…

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Sexy huh? 😀

Here is a view from the ferry just after we left Seattle.

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I’ll try to add more posts soon but I hope you liked this one! And if you are in Seattle check out Bainbridge island! It’s only $7 per passenger and you won’t need a car over there but we took a car over and it was $39.40 for the car and 4 passengers. There are plenty activities but we just wanted to check out the town and have lunch.

Until next time!

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