Posted in: Travel

As usual, I’m behind. Last weekend…

…was a lot of fun. My wife and I traveled to Great NorthWet, specifically, Seattle. We were there for a number of reasons:

  1. To celebrate our nineteenth wedding anniversary.
  2. To hang out, dance, and socialize at Folklife.
  3. To see old and new friends.

#1 – that was the entire weekend, really. We’d last been to Folklife to celebrate our second anniversary; we had a ball there then, as well. In addition to the dancing, tourist-ing and socializing, we also had a proper “dinner at a nice restaurant” on Saturday night, with two of our most favorite people – eating, talking, and catching up. They will eventually be moving down to the Bay Area, which makes me very happy, as we’ll get to see them much more often. Another bit of celebration was to make the trek to Pike Place Market. I feel the hype is actually deserved – the market has much of the feel of the San Francisco Ferry Building mixed with the Los Angeles Farmer’s Market. We had a great time there.

#2 – we did, in fact, do a good amount of dancing, and lots of socializing, highlighted on Monday by having a leisurely lunch of pretty awesome fair food (and no, I did not actually try the deep-fried PB&J sandwiches one booth was selling, though it was a close thing) with a former sweetie of mine (and still a very dear friend) and her husband.

#3 – covered in great part by 1 and 2 above, with a notable exception of the Roller Derby Outing. We got to see the Rat City Rollergirls’ “Rat Lab” who my friend Betsy Nails skates for, beat the Grunge City Rollers. I was very impressed – roller derby has evolved into an actual sport – something I was unaware of, but discovered that I really, really like.

So yeah great weekend all around, with one slight flaw – but that belongs in my next post.