Wednesday, July 6, 2016

27/52: Fourth of July Long Weekend

We had a wonderful long weekend in Seattle to celebrate the 4th of July.

Sandra and I drove up to Seattle on Friday and walked down to the new Whisky West Bar on California Avenue. We loved the place.  The beer/wine and of course, whisky lists were awesome.  Food menu to come....they just opened a week or so ago so the kitchen is still working out the kinks. Brian arrived home from Delaware late Friday night/early Saturday morning so we were all ready for a Seattle adventure!

Saturday we spent touring the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit below the Space Needle. Opened in 2012, the garden is an exhibit showcasing the studio glass of Dale Chihuly.  The project includes three primary components: the Garden, the Glasshouse and the Interior Exhibits, with a 90 seat indoor/outdoor cafe.

I've wanted to go it's opening so it was a fun "new" Seattle experience for all of us.

Afterwards, we took the montorail back to downtown and walked down to Pike Place Market.  The market is always fun to tour and a great place to people watch.  We exited the west side of the market at the Victor Steinbrueck Park and walked over to Cutter's Crabhouse for "linner".  Lunch was wonderful and my Wild Salmon Club was amazing.

Sunday, we had breakfast at Endolyne Joe's with a Bloody Mary...before taking Sandra down to my Mom's to spend the second half of her visit.  Brian and I had a quiet Sunday afternoon at home with Sammy.

Monday was the 4th of July BBQ at Mom and Kenny with friends and family.  It was a much cooler day than last year and we all enjoyed sitting out on the patio and having a really lovely afternoon.

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!