Monthly Archives: March 2013

We’re going to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island!

I’m so excited. We’re going to spend a three day weekend on San Juan Island. It’s about 3 hours away from Seattle including a lovely ferry ride! It’s also the beginning of the whale watching season. I hope we see Orcas!

Mr. F and I went to San Juan Island when we were 19 and can’t wait to go back. The British and American Camps are great parks to hike around and last time we saw otters!

My family went to Orcas Island for Father’s Day in 2010. June 2010 Ferry It is the island next to San Juan Island and it was amazing. sisters june 2010I love the ferry ride from Anacortes Anacortes June 2010through the islands. ferry june 2010It’s suppose to be sunny and almost 60 when we go! I can’t wait!

Sunshine, flowers and kitties

Last weekend, we enjoyed the sunshine by walking through Discovery Park! The morning started out foggyimagebut by the time we reached the beach, it was already getting sunny! imageWe walked by giant felled trees, imagesandy beachesimage clear blue water,imagebudding pussy willows,  image and lots of sailboats!       image image I really wanted to enjoy the sunshine more by reading a good book on the hill, like this guy, but we were starving!  image We got summery, light sushi salads at Chinoise. imageThe kitties apparently loved the sun too and did not like their sleep interrupted. Last Sunday, we walked around the neighborhoodimageand got salted carmel shakesimageat Uneeda Burger! The afternoon was so nice that we made a cheese and cracker plate and sat on the deck. image    This week was pretty grey, rainy and filled with work, but it was broken up by a quick lunch on Phinney Ridge. We even saw a little free, mobile library! image

I’m excited for our trip to Quilceda Creek today. We were just added to their wine club and we’re looking foward to tasting their new release of wines!

Spring in Seattle

Spring has sprung in Seattle and it’s only the first week of March! image It’s so funny to me that Chicago could get up to a foot of snow tomorrow. Winter is not over in the Midwest! While there are certain things and people I miss in Chicago, we are very happy to be back in Seattle. I guess we should count ourselves fortunate that it only snows heavily in Chicago, when we don’t live there!

On Mr. F’s birthday, it was sunny and at least, 50 degrees.  We celebrated with a fun sushi lunch image image and a super fancy dinner at Canlis. Unfortunately those photos are on my camera and my laptop died, so I am only able to add photos from my phone currently.image Luckily, I take A LOT of photos.

Our recent outdoor adventures have been well documented with my iPhone camera. A little drizzle, on Friday, did not stop us from an afternoon hike in Carkeek Park.image I love wearing my Hunter boots and splashing in muddy puddles! image The path started as a trail winding through trees and opens up in several places for an orchard image, a few swampy areas, and a creek where salmon spawn.image We also saw snowdrops blooming in the moss as we walked to the beach.image It was pretty windy and the water was very cold, as I rinsed the mud off my boots, imagebut it was totally worth it for all the picture opportunities! (And after Chicago, Seattle’s wind is nothing.) image We even got a free cupcake at Cupcake Royale after our walk! They have a 1st of the month promotion, if you get a cup of coffee. For the month of March, it was lemon pistachio! imageOver the weekend, we ran through our old neighborhood in Queen Anne and went across the Ballard Locks.  imageWhile we did not see any salmon jumping (yet), we did take advantage of the nearby Car2go!  imageI love how the country station is always on when we get into a Car2go. Can you tell Mr. F loves the music too?  

Our new Sunday tradition is to get brunch/lunch near the Ballard Farmer’s Market. This weekend, we went to King’s Hardware for burgers and lemonade!image

Today was super sunny again!image Lily and Lyra loved all the sun spots in the house! Mr. F and I went to visit the beach where we got married for our lunch breaks! The tide was out and image imageso were the Olympic Mountains! Isn’t Seattle amazing?