Yesterday was kind of a blur! In the early afternoon, Stephen and his sister Erin took me to Snoqualmie Falls, which is a really cool waterfall pretty near their house in Redmond.
Then, we were starving so Stephen yelped local restaurants and we (unfortunately) discovered a small but delicious bbq restaurant, with some pretty amazing pulled pork that I am still thinking about as I type.
We ate lunch at 1-something, and it was so filling that I didn’t even want dinner yesterday. We picked up one of Stephen’s friends to head into Seattle, but it turned out that there was going to be some traffic because of a bridge thing, so Erin made the executive decision to exit the freeway and drove straight to a drive-up milkshake place so that we could wait out the traffic. Good call Erin, good call.
Then we headed into Seattle, which on this day was VERY VERY WARM. Ewww. I was also dressed a little bit too warmly because we were going to a baseball game later on. Today, I will definitely be wearing less clothing. We went to Pike Place Market, which was awweeesome, and which had a lot of delicious-looking things, but alas I was too stuffed from the pulled pork/milkshake to take advantage of them. I want to go back though. And I saw the famous fish-throwing stall.
We walked around for a while by the water, and then eventually headed to SafeCo Field. Stephen’s parents had bought these tickets forever ago, because they’re Cubs fans and the Cubs never play the Mariners. Unfortunately, they were still in Portland so they couldn’t come with us to see a really great game. The last two Mariner games that Stephen had gone to in the OC contained zero runs by his team, so he had high hopes that they would do better in their home stadium, and he was right…the score eventually became 4-4, and they finally won in in the 10th inning with the bases loaded, very exciting. Plus, it was the inaguaral fireworks night at SafeCo, which was really great!