The Early Bird Gets The Worm

29 Jul

Lake Union

8:00am woke up. 8:15 had breakfast, and then the day begun. My dad and I decided to check out some of the University District on the other side of Lake Union today.

University District

The University District seemed like it would be my type of a “hangout” spot, or more ever a shopping spot seen as tourists don’t “hangout”. The walk over the bridge was lovely, but because of all the moisture in the air, it is super glairy so I had to squint for most of it. There were boats and kids practicing rowing; insects and birds where of abundance and the colours of the natural surroundings where eye-catching to say the least. We made it to 3rd street and found a quaint magazine store called “Bulldog News”. It had a sandwich café, tables inside and any newspaper, magazine or special interest literature. I picked up a few journalist and car magazines and a new writing book. After we had stimulated our minds with words and convocations we headed to try and find some clothing to buy. A store named “5 floors up” (a one story building) caught my eye with its red “sale” signs covering the front windows of the store. I assumed, because from what I could see through the gaps of the “sale” signs, that they specialised in shoes. ‘Perfect’ I thought. We walked on in and it wasn’t Nike trainers and fresh Alife cloths, but to my joyous surprise they stocked some cool Vans Wear. I found a sweet pair of Vans shoes and an even sweeter pair of sun glasses that where well needed. With a new pair of shoes and some anti glare sunglasses.

College Pizzeria

We continued further up 3rd and found a college pizzeria that looked good enough to eat in. At this point it would be 1:ish. So it was about time we rejuvenate our body fuels, a slice of pepperoni pizza for me and a soup for my dad. Words that came to mind whilst eating the pizza; best, ever, amazing, nom. Along the walls of this pizzeria where very well-known movie posters, but strangely they all had Italian translation of the movie titles. 3rd continued and so did we, finding cool bookshops and hip clothing outlets. Soon and inevitably 3rd came to an end, well at least the fun part of it did and we had to head back home to take a rest. We wondered a few blocks and then headed back to home base. For a strange and spontaneous reason I decided to take a swim in Lake Union. The day was hot as it was long and the cool water of the glacial carved scenery was insatiable and made me feel how lucky I was to be on this trip. I exhausted quickly and made my way back to the dry wood decking of the house-boat. All of a sudden I was hit with intense fatigue and had to sit watching the astonishing landscape that is Seattle. After a few minutes I gained my breath back and managed to make my way upstairs to the bedroom and shower. The fatigue hit me again and I almost passed out in the shower.

Jones And Jones

I came out spick and spam and ready for a dinner we had that night with John Paul Jones from Jones and Jones (à www.jonesandjones.com ) and his wife from the San Diego Zoo. We had fabulous seafood at a five-star venue with valet parking. The food, magnific, and the service could only be described as American.

My days are packed to the brim and I’m loving it.

paNoq

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