Last Monday marked the most spontaneous we've ever been since we've had children! Never before had we planned a trip leaving the very next morning at 4:30am! But we were feeling brave, adventurous and determined to beat the traffic and reach Seattle by 8am. The main reason for the roadtrip was to receive Husband's passport one-day, but as the cards fell, he didn't end up needing it to travel the next day, so we slowed down and enjoyed the afternoon in the city.
there was some of the most beautiful sites.
and of course,
Pike's Place Market--
One of the very reasons you should visit Seattle, if you haven't already.
Are you a seafood lover like we are?
Pike's is heaven in the form of seafood.
I finally got to see the fish throwing, too.
It's when you point out your (order) and the seaman tosses your fish at least 10 feet to the guys working behind the counter to be wrapped up. While watching, I wondered to myself, how many of those large, slippery guys have made a crash landing?
It wasn't long into our visit before we had to steer clear--
Husband wanted it all!
The most delicious, plentiful vegetable stocks.
But this stand stole the show!
Pappardelle's noodle stand was by far the most exciting stand we came across.
After five minutes of browsing and sampling chocolate dessert noodles,
we purchased some Whole Wheat Lemon Chive Spaghetti,
Trumpet Blend Spiral Pasta and Basil Tangerine Pasta.
Recipes came with each order of noodles, too. The Lemon Chive Spaghetti was a perfect side dish for the King Crab Legs that we splurged on!
Here, the kids are taking a break from our walk
and enjoying a cheesecake truffle from The Confectional.
Husband and I tucked away a Bailey's Chocolate Chunk mini cheesecake for the road.
Then we hit the road for some Seattle sight-seeing.
Love a city in Spring bloom.
...and houses in the Queen Anne neighborhood.
One of them was listed for around $1,700,000.00
At least they make for amazing neighborhood drives!
By this time, the kids were tuckered, so we waved goodbye to the city nestled near the harbor, and headed south to return ourselves back to the county.
We hadn't anticipated such a last-minute, enjoyable day,
but it was so great that we promised to be more spontaneous more often!
Have you had any recent spontaneous fun?