That's my day today.
It started with a quiet breakfast, all by myself, basking in the warm sunshine coming in the window. I walked to the St. James Cathedral for mass and then walked back to the hotel WITHOUT A COAT! (I KNOW!! IT'S ACTUALLY SPRING HERE IN WASHINGTON!! AND YES, I REALLY AM THIS EXCITED! I mean exclamation marks, caps AND underlining! Whew.)
Back at the hotel, I worked in quiet (DH was still sleeping) and solved some puzzles (without cheating. Be impressed! Be amazed!) and then, when DH woke, we got on a Washington State Ferry to Bainbridge Island.
It was fun. It was a glorious day. Mt. Rainier was visible the whole day. (Shocking!) And . . .
I now know why dogs stick their heads out the window when riding in a moving car; the wind your face is just hella fabulous!
We walked around the Island and dined al fresco at the local harbor: crab cakes, AMAZING Ahi Tuna Tacos (seriously - fried wantons for the shells, raw tuna, sweet pickled ginger, cabbage and this spicy aioli. . . mmmMMMmmm . . . mouth. so. happy.), fried oysters and a Greek antipasto plate. All the dogs that walked by were jealous. J. E. A. L. O. U. S. (To say nothing of their owners. . . .)
We wandered a bit more and then rode the ferry back to Seattle. I counted 13 seagulls flying above the observation deck, gliding in the updraft from the boat.
Now we're in the hotel and I get to lounge about in my underwear and eat dark chocolate covered almonds and blog. Sublime.
It was an amazing day. I wish I had brought a camera but perhaps mental pictures are the best kind. (Because in those, on the ferry, I have a waist and my hair was flying oh so delicately about in a very alluring way. And at the hotel, I look simply stunning in my uberly expensive lingerie.)
Today was a God blessing day in the biggest way.