7.02.2015

Downtown Exploration

Then we still weren't done with Nick. We grabbed the best, in our opinions, chicken & waffles in town for breakfast, combed the farmer's market and then- hopped back on the bikes. We didn't give the guy a break but luckily he never opposed :)

 

We biked to downtown and ran into the Pride Parade, that balloon float the cutest! Headed into Pike Place Market for some exploring & hung out in the cutest coffee shop for a bit.






Drug/biked ourselves up the hill to Capitol Hill and wandered around the Starbucks Roaster. You couldn't have found a group of people more interested in asking the roaster questions - 2 engineers and an interior designer :) Hungry we found ourselves at Pine Box on a picnic table where we consumed porcini dusted popcorn, wings, mac & cheese, & jalapeno hummus before we embarked on our journey home.

We took the scenic route home through the sculpture park and along the bike path on the water all the way to Fremont. I've been dying to check out Add-a-ball which is old arcade games so we geeked out there for a bit. P.S. we're all pretty bad at pinball but the boys were pretty good at Galactica, Joshua even got the current high score (I've never been prouder).



Finally ventured back to our neighborhood to teach Nick to play Thunderstone which then didn't end until all but one restaurant in Ballard was closed. So we had burgers & pizza & tots for dinner at a bar and drooped into bed for an early wake up call.


Such a blessing to get to have Nick for a few days. Fun to watch the guys interact and see a little of who they used to be mixed with the amazing men they've become! Next time though I want Adrienne, Nick's wife, for some mixed company ;)

7.01.2015

Bike Brewery Gang

 
After the guys stellar hike we all hopped on bikes the next day to explore a little in the morning and meet up with some friends that afternoon for a good ol bike pub crawl. The sun was out in unforgiving force and I'd say it was the hottest ever but we had Nick the Midwestern with us to make sure we knew we were just being wimps.

 
 All in all we biked to 7 breweries, stopped at a few parks, 1 taco truck, and had pizza twice. We ended the night back at our place and swapped out some friends for some others and played games until late in the night after a quick gelato run. O good day, very good day!