Sunday, August 30, 2009

Vacation Weekend

Can SSG just say ...

She LOVES vacations.

Friday morning Fisher and I each threw a bag in the car--mine filled with nightcreams and jammies, hers filled with tennis balls and cookies. We headed up to Seattle to visit the Bobs.

We made a quick stop on the way. And if you were judging by Fisher's reaction you would have thought we had landed at our final destination. She was SO excited. Like perked up ears, tongue hanging out of her mouth, tail wagging couldn't wait to get out of the car excited. Like the whole place was built with cookies and tennis balls excited.

It was a rest stop.

Off Interstate 5.

The reason for the trip was the John Legend & India Arie concert at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery. And SSG has decided ...

Best concert venue EVER.

Because you can bring in this ...

And buy lots of this ...

It was Fisher's first road trip and so she was a little confused when we came back to the house and I said "ready to go night night?" She went to the front door like "Okayz! We go homez nowz?"

Saturday we hit up SSG's favorite breakfast spot on the PLANET. SSG has been coming to this place ever since she lived in Seattle which was ... oh mah lawd ... twelve years ago. Everyone knows when we come to Seattle, we go to The Maltby Cafe.

Their eggs are the whitest of white with thick orange yolks and they make the best homemade biscuits and strawberry jam. It also doesn't hurt that they bring out mochas topped with thick whipped cream ... and are only too happy to make them a double if you maybe had too much wine the night before. Oh yes, and their homemade cinnamon rolls could feed a small country.

There's a cute little antique place across the parking lot with some great stuff ...

And isn't this espresso stand SO CUTE?! Is it weird that occasionally SSG thinks about working in a drive thru espresso stand and chatting with customers every morning?

Would you come by and visit if she worked here?

Eventually we had to leave Seattle and bomb back down I-5 to make it to Predo's Jimmy's huge birthday bash.

A twee bit late.


They were just putting all the food away when SSG arrived. As things were getting packed up and put in the fridge, SSG was taking them out of the fridge and putting them on a plate. Best party guest ever.

But she did make in time to sing "Happy Birthday" to the birthday boy ... not once, but twice. After the party wound down a few people stayed behind to hang out around a table on the deck, drink and suck helium out of balloons gracing Jimmy with a Chipmunks rendition of the birthday song.

SSG about fell out of her chair when Predo starting rapping a Public Enemy song after sucking an entire balloon full of helium.

SSG was a bad blogger and didn't take any pictures except for this one ...

A tupperware container of birthday cake and a red boa.

Which actually sums up a night at Predo & Jimmy's perfectly.

Tomorrow is Monday!!

And SSG has it off!!

In case you hadn't heard.

SSG is on VACAY!


Unknown said...

You deserve wonderful days filled with whatever you want!! I would totally be visiting you every day if you worked in a coffee shack.

I had to look away from that looked so good.

ab said...

doggie road trips are the best! and the concert? at a winery? best ever!

Molly said...

i always wonder if the stuff you do on vacay that is so much fun would be fun if you could do it every day. i'll let you know - if i win the lottery :)

Predo said...

Little Public enemy goes a long way on helium!!! And oh-so-street-thug I might add.

You had a full week-end! Wow!!

Frita said...

It was so good to see you Ms. SSG!
Can't wait for next season's lineup...

I love the shot of the cake and the boa! And the gas pump turned out cool too...