I am back from Seattle and back to the daily grind. We came home on Saturday night so we (mostly I) had all day yesterday to unpack, do laundry, hang out with the kids, etc. It was really nice to have that little buffer day.
It was a really, really nice trip. The weather was fantastic! Sunny in Seattle in February! Woo! Just for me!
We stayed in a cute old hotel in Lower Queen Anne. It was super cheap and in a perfect little neighborhood! There were several restaurants on our block. A record store, a post office, a fantastic grocery store, a used book store and the Seattle Center! Not to mention that it was central to everything else in Seattle. The waterfront, downtown, the market, Fremont, Lake Union. I could go on.
I could have stayed there forever. "Mom, fly the kids over, we're staying!"
I was feeling a little sorry for myself that I could never move out of Boise to a bigger city because Jimmy would never go for it but then I had a reality check when we were walking around Lake Union. He was all excited for all the boats and mentioned some nut job idea of living on a boat. After shooting him down so quickly that he actually sizzled, I realized that we give and take. I give up living in a city because I know he would go crazy and he gives up living on a boat because I would go crazy.
Ya win some ya lose some. I guess I will settle for the occassional visit and he will settle for staying close to the shore.