A day with the dogs in Seattle
Last Monday I got to spend the day in Seattle with my friend Jessica, from You Did What With Your Weiner. If you don’t know Jessica and her blog, you should have a look. We met roughly 5 years ago when we both started blogging. We have seen each other a few times in person, but always at a conference were there isn’t much time to hang out. So when I knew we were coming this way, I was super excited to be able to spend some real time with Jessica.
I got up at the butt crack of dawn, and got on the ferry with Al to Seattle in the morning. I’m always up to take him to the ferry anyway. Jessica met me right off the ferry, we loaded the dogs in the car, and off we went. It was pretty rainy so going for a walk with our dogs needed to wait a bit. We went to her house to hang out for a while, and I got to meet her incredibly nice hubby.
Once the rain stopped, we went to a way cute pet shop that is near her, where I almost found a new jacket for Roxy. She was borrowing a jacket from Gretel, Jessica’s dachshund. But the one I found was just a bit too big so she would have to be the borrower that day.
We then headed to the arboretum. Which is a very cool park that is dog friendly, and has wonderful walking paths. Since I had the camera, Jessica got to be the dog wrangler and try to get everyone to pose for a picture. She had the treats though, so that got everyone’s attention.
I know, lets pose them on the rock.
Chester, Roxy, and you can just see Gretels nose.
Roxy, the bossy one. (not really)
And the perfect photo.
The 3 littlest dogs. They are so dang cute.
After the photo op we walked all around the arboretum. What a peaceful place in the middle of the busy city. Some of the leaves were already off the trees, but I could tell that this must have been gorgeous about a month ago. Jess said the last time she was there the colors were about perfect.
And there were a couple of trees with flowers. What a happy colorful surprise.
We went to Gasworks park. Which was pretty interesting. All the old gas making stuff is still there, all very industrial looking.
We had lunch at dog friendly Norms. Super good burgers, and the dogs got to hang out with us inside. Which was good, because eating outside would have been pretty chilly.
Jessica drove me to different neighborhoods, showed me some interesting sites, and basically gave me the tour. All this walking and touring with 4 dogs in the back of her car. 4 wet, muddy dogs I might add.
Our last stop was the lock. The army corp of engineers built it to link the puget sound, with a large inland lake. It was pretty interesting to watch the ships enter the lock and the water raise or lower so they can go into the lake, or sound.
This is a railroad bridge that the ships need to go under. Amazing they can lift something so massive.
Then we drove to the ferry in time for me to meet up with Al, and go back to the island.
I am so glad Jessica made it easy for me to see the big city. There is no way we were going to go there, and I was for sure not going to go alone.
So now I have seen Seattle. I don’t think I’ll go back, unless Jessica does all the driving again. LOL