Friday, January 28, 2011

Happy Birthday to My Baby Girl and Fun in Seattle

Thirty Five years ago, I had my first baby girl. She was the most precious one and was the prettiest and pinkest baby girl that you could ever see. I was so happy to hold her in my arms and I could not wait for feeding time. During that time, they only gave you the babies at feeding time. So much have changed since then cause now that my babies have babies of their own, the baby stays in the room with the family all the time. Rochelle is the first one who gave me my first granddaughter, AJ. So that is a double blessing.


Happy birthday, Rochelle! I love you very much! I hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration. I am so sorry, I cannot join you this time but we will celebrate again next week when I see you.
How do you like the blue pant suit that little Rochelle is wearing below? She emailed me saying she likes it even though she does not really remember it. I actually made it myself. I used to sew a lot when she was small.

Now, it's time to go sightseeing again. Last week I showed you part of our trip to Seattle, our meeting with Vanna and her Michael. I showed that first because it was the highlight of our trip.


Today, let's go to the hotel and it's surroundings, particularly the Pike Market.

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Ok, now on to our trip. We arrived at the airport around noon. I thought the airport was a little confusing compared to other airports that I have been but we finally got our bags, found the shuttle who took us to the hotel.


I was really impressed with how beautiful the city is, the mountains, the water and the tall buildings. It sure is a lot different from what I am accustomed to since our tallest building here is only 5 stories high, lol.

This is the view from our hotel room, which was on the 32nd floor.
We upgraded right away to have access to Club Lounge so we can have free breakfast and oer d'ouvres. I knew John would be in meetings a lot and I don't like walking and eating alone out there.


Is that the Pacific Ocean?


This is the view from Club Lounge. I wanted to take that orchid home, and yes it was real.


The hotel was located right on Pike St. so we just had to walk 5 blocks to go to Pike Market, which is pretty famous. Just look at these fresh fruits and seafood! And do you see those gigantic garlic? And they say you could only find big things in Texas?


Of course we had to try the crab meat. Ooooh heaven! It was so good and look at those big lumps!




The flowers were gorgous!


I was tempted to take some of these dried flowers home but I knew they would only get crushed in my luggage.



John is such a nice guy. He always manages to find something he knows I would enjoy. The Pike Market has about 4 or 5 floors and in one of the floors in the basement is this Polish Pottery store. I have never seen so much in one store! I don't know how John found out about it but I was so excited to see it. OMG! Look at all those Polish pottery! I was in pottery heaven! So many different designs and colors but they all have that basic cobalt blue color.


We bought a few divided plates and goblets and had them delivered but they have not arrived. I will post them when they come.









After the dish store, we walked around some more and saw this bronze pig. I thought I would take a picture for Lynn ( http://happierthanapiginmud.blogspot.com/). So Lynn, this is for you!




There were so many good places to eat. Both John and I like pho and it was cold especially after walking several blocks so we had pho. The next day, we walked again and again had pho. The next day, we walked again and John asked me, "Pho?" LOL! I said no, let's try something else, so we headed to Thai Ginger and had thai food. I had a whole fried trout with mango salad. It was so good!


Seattle's streets are full of entertainers so you could never get bored walking around.

Well, time to get back to the hotel. My feet were starting to kill me and it was really getting chilly.
And here's the view from the hotel room at night. Do you like my silhouette? I'm like a ghost on top of Seattle's buildings, lol.

Thanks for hosting, you wonderful gals! And thanks to my wonderful visitors for coming too!

And a VERY happy birthday to my dear sweet daughter again!
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