Saturday, July 14, 2007

Lists disguised as paragraphs

Good morning!

We are on day 3 of the parents' visit and I have been keeping everyone busy. No sooner did they claim their baggage, I whisked them downtown for sandwiches at Salumi Artisan Cured Meats, which you may recognize as the brainchild of Armandino Batali, Mario's dad. I had the Hot Sopressata sandwich with onions and peppers. Mmmm.

Then we stopped to take photos at Waterfall Garden Park, but it was still so warm outside, we stopped at the J&M Cafe for a pint. The bartender was very friendly and shared all about the secret upper floor that still has all its original mahogany fixtures but is closed to the public. This was a perfect segue into the Underground Tour, next on our schedule.

After the Underground Tour we went on the Harbor Tour where we tried all the beers on tap and learned about the waterfront. Also, we bought a copy of our group photo for all posterity. Everyone everywhere should go on the Argosy Harbor Tour because it is informative and fun.

Next I showed my apartment to my parents, we met up with Jer, and we all went to the Jules Maes Saloon for dinner. Eventually we slept.

Yesterday Jer and I took them to breakfast at Easy Street Records and Cafe, and wandered into a street fair. So we walked around the fair for an hour -- my Dad disappeared into a coin shop for awhile -- then drove to Fremont for a tour at Theo Chocolate. The tour was very warm, but fun, so we stopped at Brouwer's Cafe for a pint and a cheese plate. After that, we went to see the Fremont Troll then Gasworks Park on our way to Woodinville, where we did a wine tasting at the Columbia Winery and ate dinner at the Redhook Brewery. Eventually we slept.

Today will probably also be busy. I should get up and shower, but there's a cat in my lap and you know what a sucker I am for cats in the lap.

The new GPS/Navigator thing has been a life saver. I call it Daisy, after a character on Spaced. If you aren't familiar with Spaced -- as I wasn't only two weeks ago -- I suggest you obtain its two seasons and watch them. Funniest show I've seen in a long time. It features actors you may recognize from Shaun of the Dead, but that came later.

Time to be a tourist again!


Anonymous said...

The return of Farscape?
just thought you might want to know.

Christy said...

Oooohhh, thank you, anonymous! That's very good news.