In July, I traveled to Hawaii, Idaho Falls, St. Louis and Pittsburgh with nearly two weeks at home without travel. The day I got back from Hawaii, my college buddy, Beav was visiting so we meet Andrea at the Ballard Seafood Fest to see our favorite band, Vaudeville Etiquette. They are an awesome band to watch live and they hand out kazoos to join in the last song! The flowers are popping in our neighborhood. We’ve been spending lots of time swimming in the Sound and sunning on our wedding beach. We been to a lot of great restaurants too, including Bourbon and Bones for BBQ with our good friend, Beav! When I was flying through Salt Lake City to Idaho Falls I saw the fires in Eastern Washington from the plane. Fortunately, Andrea’s husband is fighting them and they’re under control now. The kitties loved me being home more in July and Lily was a frequent lap warmer. One of my favorite views of Seattle is coming home from a work trip and seeing the mountains. La Isla is another favorite Ballard restaurant especially the empanadillas at happy hour. Pono Ranch is another new favorite because they have a huge patio and fish tacos! Of course, there’s also Little Woody’s for delicious burgers. There are two new burger places that opened this month that I’ll have to post about next.
In August, I’ve had work trips in Seattle, Fargo, Spokane and next week, I’ll return to Boise and St Louis. I’m looking forward to seeing Beav again and my in-laws! September will be a travel heavy month too, with trips to Idaho Falls, Boise, Missoula, Chicago, Honolulu, Spokane, Chicago again but I’ll have the last week of September free!!!