So, I've blown it with the immediacy of blog postings, but it was such a good day, I've still got to share it.
Last weekend, I turned 33. Definitely a better transition than 32. Actually, last year I hurt myself just before my birthday, reminding me of my increasing age. This year, I've started to work out and run regularly. I feel much better about myself.
To celebrate my birthday, Heather chose a few restaurants and let me make the final choice. All of the restaurants were chosen for their proximity to other places she planned to take me (Seattle Public Market, the sculptures at Olymic Park, Le Pannier, a french bakery). Using Yelp, I chose the Mojito Cafe (read more here).
It didn't open until 2pm, so we walked to the sculpture garden. We enjoyed the walk through there and I snapped some nice cityscape photos, too.
After lunch, we took a short drive to the bakery, across from the Pike Place Market. Heather took her parking skills to the next level (yes, your name was mentioned with reverence Erik): she turned the wrong way on a one-way street for the distance of two parking spots. On top of that, they were angled the wrong way, which made for a gigantor turn in our SUV. Erik, your legacy lives on.
After the bakery, we went to the recently opened Seattle Public Library. It is so cool and modern. There are meeting spaces to rent on an all red floor (floor to ceiling is all red). My next meeting will be here - I'll turn travel dollars into meeting space dollars. You can't believe how easy it is to find free public parking downtown during the Super Bowl.
It was a great way to bring in year 33 and spend the day with my family. Hopefully, I'll make it through the full year!