I've got some more pictures to share from my trip last weekend to Tina and David's house in Sammamish, Washington, east of Seattle. They have a gorgeous, well maintained and lush, green back yard. It was so cozy and secluded in their homey neighborhood.
Here's one of their three dogs, Mufasa. I didn't get pictures of Mocha or Biscuit.
This shrub border was spectacular and I wish I had one in my backyard to add some privacy on the sides of our lot in between the two neighbors. It's called Arbor Vidae or something like that. I wonder if it grows in Texas.
We stopped for lunch at this fish and chips place called The Spud and had some chowder and fish. The cool, coastal chill was freezing to this Texas girl! I hadn't packed for the 50's and 60's. What was I thinking?
This place was right on the water by Puget Sound and has been around for years.
Why does everything deep fried taste better?
The bread bowls filled with chowder were awesome and warmed us up.
Then we drove over to the Pike Place Market and got to see the fish throwing and hustle and bustle going on there. It would be so fun to live near there to shop for fresh produce, fish, and flowers. I bought some raspberries to snack on.
The flowers were abundant and bright. If we lived here, I would want Kelly to bring home a fresh bouquet to me at least once a month.
I LOVE FLOWERS! If you ever come to my house for dinner, bring flowers. I'll love you forever. They are so affordable here at the farmer's market.
The fresh fish scent was a bit stinky, but the smell is somehow forgotten after you're there for a short while.
I bought Lindsey a bracelet handmade from this lady, but I haven't given it to her yet. I think I'll wait to see if Lindsey actually looks at her mom's blog before I give it to her. A little bonus.
Speaking of Lindsey, one of our most favorite movies of all time that we've enjoyed together is Sleepless in Seattle, and I got a kick out of seeing the place where this part of the movie was filmed with Tom Hanks, where he's getting advice from his friend on reentering the dating scene.
Check out these gargantuan LOBSTER TAILS!
Tina put her hand by one to help show how huge they actually are.
Crowds were so intrigued by the fishmongers that it was hard to get a good view of the action.
So I took a picture of this fresh bouquet that a man had bought for someone special instead.
Tina and I picked up this arrangement to take to Janine and Andy for the informal deli night at their house that evening. It was only about $13 or $14!