Wednesday, October 1, 2014

39.5/52: Weekend with the Parents!

Last weekend, we hosted my parents in Seattle for an end of summer (and the end of the Mariner's season) trip to Safeco Field.

After driving up to Seattle on Friday, we took my parents out to dinner at our new favorite place for 2014, Duos Lounge in West Seattle.

This has become our spring/summer 2014 dinner spot.  Next we must try it for brunch this fall!  

This is our third time to this little West Seattle gem and each time the service and the food has been wonderful.  On Friday nights, you are also treated to live music which was fabulous.

Our meal included shared plates of Shrimp Cheviche and...

Mediterranean Mussels in a White Wine Pesto Beurre Blanc Sauce

Rosemary had.....

Thai Beef - Marinated Painted Hills Flank Steak, Vermicelli Rice Noodles, Pickled Cucumber and Red Onion, Roasted Peanuts, Mint, Ginger and Lemongrass Vinaigrette

I had........

Weathervance Scallops with Roasted Corn Chowder and bacon and Potato Puree

A fabulous meal, topped off with Sean Minor Chardonnay!

On Saturday, we had a lovely breakfast at Endolyne Joe's.

I especially loved the Hawaii themed menu (they rotate the menu quarterly to offer dishes from around the globe).  

The Kalua Pork Hash was fabulous!

Next we headed to the Seattle Museum of Flight.

Located south of downtown Seattle, the Museum was established in 1965 and is the largest air and space museum in the world.  

On their grounds is the Personal Courage Wing with 29 World War I and World War II aircraft.  

There is also the "Red Barn", built in 1909, this building was used during the early 1900's as Boeing's original manufacturing plant. 

We had a special private tour (thanks, Ray) for about 45 minutes of the main wing of the museum and saw vintage aircraft that follow the history of aviation from the Wright Brothers first flight to the replica of the plane Amelia Earhart flew

After the museum, we headed over to Safeco Field and arrived early at the game for batting practice and to walk around the park.  It was OctoberFest and the place was packed!!

As of Saturday night, the Mariners were in contention for the last wild card spot in the American League playoffs.

The Mariners won in extra innings and the crowd was electric.  It was a special game!

Unfortunately on Sunday, the Oakland A's bumped the M's from the playoffs, but we still had a wonderful weekend and the Mariners had a great season!  Wait until next year!