Monday, June 25, 2018

Mother-Daughters trip to Seattle

We left behind the husbands and kids, dogs and cats, and hit the road for a ladies-only trip to Seattle. Mother kicked off the flight by popping a Xanax and chasing it with a screwdriver since the booze was free in our upgraded seats. And yes, she's also enjoying a bag of cheddar goldfish crackers.

On our first full day in the Pacific Northwest, we went on a private tour of the San Juan Islands via ferry and car. Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor were picturesque and quite lovely.

The temps were absolutely perfect, with highs in the low 70s and a cool breeze. My sister and mother were sorely tempted to hurdle the fence and pet the furry critters at the alpaca farm we saw on the drive from Roche to Friday Harbor.

The rest of our time in Seattle was spent visiting the usual touristy spots like the Pike Place Market, Chinatown, Pioneer Square, Chihuly Glass Museum, space needle, monorail ride, harbor boat tour, etc.

Every city has its quirks. It's not every day you see some guy in a Star Wars stormtrooper costume cross paths with Buddhist monks at the space needle, I bet.

This breakfast eatery that creates hand forged donuts was about a block from our hotel, and I remembered it from a prior trip with my husband and kids for an Alaskan cruise that departed from Seattle in 2014. So we decided to stop in for a sugar fix one morning.

On the stroll over to get donuts, we passed by this one perfect donut on the sidewalk. As we returned via the same route about 15 minutes later, the donut had disappeared and there was just a bit of a greasy spot on the sidewalk. Not sure if a local dog or homeless person enjoyed it.

I thought for a minute that I was gonna get through this trip without spying some Aggie alum along the way. But then sure enough, there in the Seattle airport waiting for our flight home I saw one guy wearing an A&M jacket and another old Ag with his maroon luggage. As always, no matter where you travel, there they are!

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