After an uneventful flight out Friday, Saturday was my first full day back in Seattle. Got some quality Mario Cart action in on Wii (tip: Waluigi with the bike is a good choice), and spent the early evening at the first birthday party of Elizabeth, my good friend’s neice. They’re really like a second family to me, and it’s nice to see them all.
Last night Renee and Kevan dropped me off downtown, where I met up with Gene and Jessica, Bolt and Amy, and Jeremy. We ate some dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery, then headed over to Lockspot, which is right on the locks in Ballard. J and I stopped into the locks really quickly – saw a sailboat passing through. It’s quite lovely there in the early evening – there’s a nice garden.
At the bar we met up with Dave, Matt and others. It was really nice to see them all together again. Every one of the boys is doing really well and seems happy. I should be seeing J again on Tuesday and maybe Thursday; Gene moves with his wife to San Francisco Monday, so I’m not sure when we’ll all get the chance to be together again. I love spending time with these guys – all doing different and interesting things. The only one missing was Nicole – We missed you Nic!
I also got to enjoy a Dick’s milkshake at 1 am. No visit to Seattle is really complete without one…