It has been a long time since I had such a fun trip. My friend, Jackie, invited me to go to the Sew Expo in Pullayup. We stayed in her "time-share" a half block from the Paramount Theater in Seattle. It is a hotel that was built in about 1906, updated, but retaining the same decor. I LOVED it. My bed actually stored tilted up into the wall. It was perfect. The lobby had a huge, black, concert piano which was always softly playing as you passed through.
This is MY SPACE!! It was such fun to stay here. Jackie is a great roommate.
We went to the Cheesecake factory for dinner Thursday night...I had grilled Salmon which was so fresh and delicious. For breakfast Friday we grabbed muffins at a nearby shop.
The Expo was SO much fun. You could stand in one place and not get tired of looking at all the fabric, quilts, threads, laces, sewing tools, machines, etc.
One of the REALLY fun experiences was finding my former sister-in-law, Cherie. I knew she went to these Expo's all over the US and I had been listening for her voice, which is very distinctive, in case I didn't recognize her. It was so exciting to find her and have such a warm reception.
Jackie and I had lunch at the Expo...delicious clam chowder in a bread bowl. There were two huge pavilions to tour then we drove back to Seattle to REST!
That night we ate Thai food, which I had never ventured to try. We ordered three different dishes and shared. It was good. After dinner we stopped at a Barnes and Noble bookstore. My cellphone rang and it was Phil. He asked if we were home safe and ready for bed. I said "No, we are at the Candy Store". He knew what that meant...he has lived with my love of books for many years!!!
Saturday morning we went to Pike's Market which was only a few blocks from our hotel. The flowers were so beautiful...notice those gorgeous daffodils in the background. We went to a vendor that had the most delicious, fresh fruit and vegetable. The plums were the best I have ever eaten, the grapefruit needed no sweetening, the mango was just right and the romaine was huge, dark green and fresh. I think they harvest in the Garden of Eden.
On the way to meet Phil at Highway 18, we stopped at Boehms Chocolate factory. The chocolate scent alone could add five pounds!!!
The best part, of course, was sharing all those things with a good friend and making cherished memories.
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