Sunday, May 1, 2011

Seattle Day 2: Tulips, Wineries, More Grilling

Saturday in Seattle 
Saturday was another fantastic day. It started off a little rainy and cloudy, but it did clear up eventually. We had really hoped to hit Vancouver, but ended up deciding to do more of a driving tour of the area. We hit the Skagit Tulip Festival first.
 
 
 
 
 

After the tulips, we made our way to the cute, quaint town of La Conner for lunch. We stopped at Nell Thorn's. Such a cute little place with fantastic food and several vegetarian options. I had the vegetarian chili and Jason got their portobello sandwich so we could sample both. We did start with the hummus. Terron had the calamari to start and a burger. Denise had polenta cakes and a cup of the vegetarian chili. We all left (in Terron's words) "fat and happy."
 
 
 

After stuffing ourselves, we decided to hit up a couple of wineries...since we were in the area and all. We had planned on going to Snoqualmie Falls, but it was starting to get a little late, and we were getting a little worn out at that point. We hit up Trader Joes (again) for a few dinner essentials, then back to our friends' house.

Dinner was another grilled feast. I used the mango butter I bought from TJ's yesterday as a glaze for my tofu. We had lots of grilled veggies, a salad, and everyone else had grilled chicken. I love being able to relax with friends while making dinner. Eating out can be fun, but there's just something about prepping and cooking meals together that makes it better.


Sunday Seattle Plans
Today the plan is to go for a much-needed run. The boys will walk the dog (such a cute cute pup) while Denise and I run. Then we're planning to going to hit a couple of markets - Fremont Market first. After that, the plan is to spend the rest of the day on their boat. It's so hard to believe the time here is getting so close to an end.