Sunday, February 15, 2009

Our V-Day Weekend

Shawn and I had a great Valentine's Day weekend. On Friday, Shawn started off by coming home from work with a pot full of tulips for me. They're beautiful! On Saturday, we decided to attempt to avoid Valentine's Day crowds, so instead of going out to dinner, we went out to brunch. On a recommendation from a couple friends, we went to the Coastal Kitchen in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. It wasn't fancy (which we weren't looking for), but it was in a fun neighborhood, and the food was really good!

After brunch, we headed out to West Seattle. This is a part of the city that's on the other side of Eliot Bay from downtown Seattle. The main attraction of this neighborhood is Alki Beach. We got a little coffee and a snack (we split a cupcake and a cookie), and we spent some time walking along the beach. We got there at low tide, so we were able to wander out a little farther than normal, and we spent some time looking into the tide pools. We didn't see much, though, except for some tiny anemones and some empty clam shells. We took this picture of ourselves on the beach, and the other pic is the view of downtown Seattle from Alki Beach. See? It really is sunny in Seattle sometimes!

After our afternoon at the beach, we went to church. Then, after dropping off the car at home, we walked to a pub just down the street. We ate dinner in between rounds of pool. Shawn beat me, 3 games to 2.

Today, Shawn spent most of his day working, actually. He's hoping to take a day off later this week to make up for it. I, on the other hand, had a wonderful afternoon at book club! We were discussing A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, although we didn't actually start discussing the book until we'd been there more than two hours. It was really nice to spend a few hours with a bunch of other ladies and to make some new friends!

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