My weekend in Seattle was far from sleepless. Amanda’s aunt and uncle must have thought we were the laziest bunch of girls they had ever met as we slumbered until noon each day. My girlfriends and I tend to play hard and all our fun times had caught up with us. We enjoyed a relaxing change of pace in the good company of Mary Ann & Marty Simonetti accompanied by good wine and food.
Mary Ann put out the pink flamingos in her front yard, signaling to her friends and neighbors that the wine cellar is open. I loved this idea and decided that my girlfriends and I will have flamingo parties often once we decide to grow up and settle down in houses on the same street.
The views of the Seattle Skyline from Queen Anne Avenue were stunning. With the Space Needle in clear view, none of us felt the need to pay $20 to ride to the top.
Pike Place Market has been around since 1907. Home to the famous “Flying Fish” and a few cobblestone blocks away from the original Starbucks.
We visited the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) to see the KURT exhibit. The exhibit included works from visual artists who are drawn to Kurt as a “symbol of the struggle against authority, the pitfalls of not fitting in social norms and the challenge of maintaining integrity in the face of popular success.” SAM
Many thanks to the Simonetti’s and Amanda for a great first visit to Seattle!