Sunday, June 11, 2017

Seattle, And A Long-Awaited Visit With My Dear Friend Patsy

Lori and I got to go to Seattle, too, when we were on our trip!

Neither of us had ever been there before, but I have a good friend who moved there two years ago to be closer to her daughter and her family, who live in Gig Harbor, Washington.
We were able to stay with her for two nights and we had such a wonderful time!

That's Patsy on the left, above - and me.
 (We don't know the other guy.)
Lori took the picture.
Patsy and I worked together at the Stagecoach Inn restaurant in Columbia, California 35 years ago, and I also used to babysit her kids back then, as well.
She has a lovely place; it's all her own and she was able to decorate it precisely how she pleased, and I am SO happy for her!
I do wish she wasn't so far away, though......
Don't you just LOVE it when you get to see girlfriends again after way too long apart?
I do.
Lori and I were thrilled to be there - Patsy is simply a delight to be around!
Patsy is a fabulous hostess and she took us around to see as much as we could in our limited time there.
We went home the first evening and watched "Sleepless In Seattle".
Of course, we have seen it before (and loved it!), but I hadn't seen it in quite a while, and it was so fun to watch it again - in Seattle!
She had made some fantastic homemade chili that we got to eat for dinner one evening, too.
Yum - wish I had some right now. I mean, it's June 11th and it is 63 degrees outside right now.
VERY unusual for this time of year - but I am loving it.
The picture below was taken while we were having a great lunch at Doc's Marina Grill on Bainbridge Island:
We had a drink at Ivar's one afternoon:
We went on a ferry:
We went to Pike Place Market and had some delicious clam chowder:
They weren't throwing fish around while we were there, but the fish counters were certainly impressive!
And there were some gorgeous flowers, too!
Love you, Patsy!
And I'm ready to come back - any time!
(But it will have to wait a while, unfortunately.)
I'd come tomorrow, if I could!


lorlore said...

It was a very fun time with Patsy!!! Definitely do it again some day!!!!!!

Tina Dawn said...

I haven't seen Patsy in years, she is looking great! Looks like you had a wonderful time! Next time I am coming, just don't go in May! I'm too busy then! Love T

Tami Von Zalez said...

You will be heading back and I will be leaving for Seattle at the end of this month. I can hardly wait. Haven't seen my 89 year old mamacita in over a year.
Thank you for posting those wonderful images of my birthplace.