While I was in the midst of training, I vowed that after the race we were going to do fun summer stuff. T had been given a pass for a free Argosy cruise for two, so we decided to go ahead and redeem it. The forecast was a bit mixed, but we decided to risk it. Here was our view as we waited to leave the dock:
We had the lower front deck all to ourselves for the most part, so it was pretty relaxing. There were all kinds of boats out on the water:
We saw a whole bunch of Duck tour boats, which look very improbable when you see them actually out in the water:
T held my coffee and let me take his picture. What a good sport!
We got to see Bill Gates palatial estate and where Howard Schultz lives (sort of, it’s pretty hidden by trees.) It’s a pretty interesting way to see Seattle. At one point, the tour guide took a break from her non-stop monologue and wandered out to say hi to the passengers. She offered to take a picture of T & I, which I really appreciated:
Gasworks park looked beautiful from the water. It was full of folks enjoying the sunshine, including some people flying kites:
We had a great time. My only gripe with the Argosy experience is that they directed us to a parking lot that they validated for, but apparently that required a parking attendant to work. There was no attendant, so we ended up paying three times as much for parking as we should have (or would have if we’d parked in one of the many street spots right next to it.) A small thing, but annoying. (Dear Argosy, please fix that. I’d have been furious if I’d actually paid full-price for my cruise!)
We had plans to hang out with J & M, who we haven’t seen since our trip down to California. I’ve missed them terribly and it was good to see this little munchkin!
It was a great evening: yummy food, delicious wine and super cute baby fashion. Look at this tiny cardigan! (M & I both really like the baby pockets. What are they going to put in there?)