Tuesday, October 13, 2015

42/52: A weekend visit with Alex Lee

Brian's niece Alex came up from Alameda, CA this past weekend for a visit.  We had an amazing 48 hours!  It was a full and exiting weekend, showing her some of our favorite place in and around Seattle.

Friday night we had burgers and brews at Elliott Bay Brewery.  It's our go-to Friday night place and Alex loved the beer sampler! 

Saturday's adventures started off with breakfast at Circa before heading to Georgetown. 

Bounded on the south by Boeing Field, this industrial warehouse district has mastered bohemian blue-collar chic.  Rail yards, antique shops and refurbished lofts dot the neighborhood, where everyone from artistic beatniks to hipster families have carved out a spot in this creative hub.  We walked around the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall, where artesians sell their good inside Air-Stream trailers, spent time ogling old albums at Georgetown Records and stopped off at several shops that had some funky art, strange collectibles and interesting clothes (the pizza dress amused all of us).

Pike Place Market is always good fun and a great place to people watch.  We picked up two gorgeous bouquets of seasonal dahlias and explored all the stalls filled with jewelry, leather goods, pottery and seafood.  While dodging rain showers, we came upon La Buona Tavola (the Truffle Cafe) and Cameron gave us one memorable wine tasting!  We left with a bottle of Malbec and a greater appreciation of Washington wines.

Finally, we filled our bellies again with amazing pasta at Peel and Press and watched bits and pieces of the Oregon Ducks game and the Dodgers/Mets.

Sunday came around all too quickly and Alex flew back to Alameda and I caught the train back to Portland, catching an amazing sunset as I rolled out of town.

It was so much fun to spend some one-on-one time with our niece who is quite an amazing, bright and beautiful young woman.  She is....the bomb.com!