Archive for September, 2010

The Location of Our Nuptials

Pictured here, in the center of Seattle, is the aptly named Lake Union, where Tom and I were married almost 13 years ago. We were joined in matrimony aboard a boat equipped with a grand piano and mirrored ceilings (rather elaborate for our wedding party of 8). As a group, we dubbed our party boat “The Disco Vilanti.”

Said ship was a bit handicapped when we were cruising due to it only having one functioning engine, which meant we were followed by a rescue vessel in case of emergency. And, there was the additional excitement (as if we needed more) of almost running aground at the end of our three hour tour. The docking mishap caused a mega freakout on the part of our marrying judge, and we had to keep on eye on her, lest she abandon ship and swim for shore.

All of this to say, we had a ball visiting Seattle this weekend with the Zs, playing tourist…something we rarely did when we lived there.

A bag of cinnamon doughnuts from the Daily Dozen in the market, we met Dee and Eric for brunch at Etta’s (the quality has gone way down, I am sorry to report), the girls put gum on the “gum wall” in Post Alley, we visited the aquarium, rode the monorail, and ascended to the top of the Space Needle, which, when it was built, was the tallest building west of the Mississippi.

Seattle is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world, and the city displayed itself to amazing effect on our little weekend trip for Zelda’s birthday.

Of course, the gorgeous Saturday shown in these pictures gave way to rain and fog for our early Sunday morning train ride back to Portland. My sandals were none too happy about the walk home from the train station in the misty rain.