After we walked by all the stores and restaurants, we strolled through Chinatown and a couple of blocks later we were back to the Saturday Market. Now all of the food trucks were in full effect and Janda and I grabbed lunch and ate by a fountain on the river. Janda had a taco salad in a huge tortilla bowl and I had teriyaki chicken with rice and noddles. It really hit the spot. Janda and I relaxed and did some people watching by the fountain- the kids playing in the fountain we really enjoying themselves. After lunch we headed back to the hotel to get ready for the wedding.
Ignore the weird squinty look on my face! I made this dress earlier this spring.
The wedding was lovely. It was held at the bride's parents' house and they did an amazing job planning, etc... The ceremony location was a clearing that they had cut in the forest and the reception was on an old tennis/basketball court. It was a great vibe and there were great local beers and of course great food. After all of the eating, cake cutting and toasts, there was a lot of dancing! We didn't leave until almost 1:30, which is way past our usual bedtime!
Our table - sitting with another of Janda's former athletes
Our table after dark
Janda and I
Our table neighbor tried to take a picture of me dancing, but the settings weren't cooperating
Mount Rainier again
See how dirty our car got on that dirt road!
After we saw Mount Rainier, we headed straight to Seattle to meet my high school best friend and her husband. It was the first time that I got to see their house, which they scrupulously remodeled themselves. They took us on a tour that included a really cool park called Gas Works Park. I'm totally bummed that I didn't bring my camera- I didn't want to lug my huge camera to dinner- because the views were amazing. A little later we went to dinner at a local pizza place, Ballard Pizza, which my friend's architectural firm designed. After a little digestive walk to see a couple of other places that she had designed, it was time to get to the airport. Our flight left at 11:30pm and we arrived home around 7:30am the next day. No big surprise that I took a nap and fell asleep super early that night.