Heidi came up to visit this weekend, which is always a good time. She got to witness our first couch purchase ever! (T had couches when we met and they’ve been in use since then. Time for a change, don’t you think?)
To celebrate Heidi’s visit and the new couch, we headed out to a bar we’d been wanting to check out: Radiator Whiskey. It gets bonus points for being in Pike Place Market, so we got to show Heidi one of the big tourist sights of Seattle. They had very lovely cocktails for Heidi and I, plus scotch for the boy:
The next day, we slept in. Then T was nice enough to show off his impressive breakfast-making skills and we had a nice relaxing morning. (Gotta break in that new couch!) I had a stroke of inspiration and remembered one of my “next time we have out of town visitor” ideas: Theo Chocolate factory tours. I looked it up and sure enough, we could book tickets for the 1:00. Woo hoo! We got over to Fremont early enough to show Heidi the famous Lenin statue:
Should you find yourself in Seattle, I HIGHLY recommend the Theo tour. We learned a bit about the chocolate making process, got to eat a lot of free chocolate and had a very entertaining time:
We had to take Heidi to one of our favorite places, Delancey. And since Saturday nights usually have a longish wait time, we just had to get a cocktail (or two) at Essex next door. It was a very enjoyable evening.
For the final day of Heidi’s visit, we headed back to Ballard for a trip to my favorite breakfast spot: Skillet diner. (What can I say? You eat well at Chez Dragonfire!) We had to laugh at the name on one of the cocktails:
I splurged on the Serious Toast:
They aren’t messing around, it was AMAZING. (Plus, I was full for the rest of the day… )
Since it was a beautiful sunny day, Heidi and I spent the last day of her visit sitting in the sunshine in our backyard. It was sublime. We talked and laughed, got dive-bombed by hummingbirds, watched Austin’s crazy antics, drank some delicious cider. Honestly, I can’t imagine a more perfect way to end her visit. Then, sadly, it was time to take her to the airport and say good-bye. While I wish we lived closer and could see each other more often, at least we can pack a maximum amount of fun into a weekend!