Friday, June 20, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15th was our first anniversary so we decided to take a weekend trip to Seattle.
We left early Friday morning after having cinnamon rolls at home and got into Seattle between 12:30 and 1:00pm. After picking up our tickets to the Mariner game we decided to park over by Safeco field so that we wouldn't have to pay an arm and a leg to park in a lot right by the field. Once parked, we walked around Seattle, went into a few shops, and went to Starbuck for drinks and played a few card games. Marty kicked my booty at Cribbage. We headed over to Safeco field around 5:00 because it was a bobble head night so you have to get there early. We are both HUGE Seattle Mariner fans and LOVE Safeco, it is such a fun environment so we enjoyed going into different shops and walking around inside the park. We went to the big pro shop and it took everything in us not to buy ALL of the little boy Mariner gear, WAY TOO CUTE! Our friends Lacee and Travis met up with us just before the game started so it was a lot of fun to enjoy the game with them. The Mariners lost, but win or lose, the games are always fun!
The next day we left the hotel around 10:00am and headed to the Ferry where we would make our way over to Bremerton where Marty grew up and lived until he was about 12. The Ferry ride was great, we are big fans, so it has been tradition for us to take a ride, take photos, etc. After taking our photos and taking in the BEAUTIFUL scenery, we played cribbage again and this time I kicked Marty's booty. :-) Once we got into Bremerton, we ran around to some of Marty's old stomping grounds. It was really cool for me to see where he grew up and hear some of his memories. After running around Bremerton we met up with Marty's Uncle Paul. We hung out at his place for a bit, caught up, then went out for an amazing dinner, then hung out at Paul's house for a bit more. It was great to see Paul and catch up; he is a lot of fun. After hanging out with Paul we headed to Tacoma where we would stay for the night. We went to the Ram with our friend, Mark, who lives in the area and had beverages and some AMAZING desert. I had the Rocky Mountain Potato, which is ice cream rolled up and rolled in Cocoa, then has hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream, and toasted almonds. SOOOO GOOD. Sunday, we left Tacoma around 9:30am to get to Seattle to hang out a bit before the Mariner game. We were pretty proud that we scored free parking for both games, especially when most of the lots close to the field cost $15-20! Our seats for this game were amazing. We sat 2 rows up from the field in Center field. The game, as always, was fun but our arms got soooooo torched because we didn't expect it to be so nice! So after the game we decided to head south a bit before stopping to get some ALOE. haha. Our car rides are always fun because we have the most random conversations when we drive so it's very entertaining. We played "remember when" where we took turns sharing random memories and had some good laughs. We stopped and had dinner at BJ's in Jantzen Beach and shared an appetizer and am amazing BBQ chicken pizza. We were hoping to see the Lakers lose while we ate, but I guess we will have to wait. ;-)
We got home around 9:30pm and were EXHAUSTED!! All in all the weekend was amazing and we had a lot of fun. I am such a lucky lady to be married to my best bud. Marty and I both have said that we LOVE that we are buddies and enjoy just hanging out together, it doesn't matter what we are doing or where we are, we have fun. The first year of marriage has been a year of learning and growth, but we have without a doubt, loved every minute and been soooooo blessed!
Ok here are a few pics from our weekend.