Sunday, April 18, 2010

Trip to the Space Needle

Last weekend I surprised Big B  and we went to the Space Needle to have brunch at Sky City and to enjoy the view.
The reason we went was really because I fell for an April Fool's joke. I had been driving on a short errand and heard a snatch of conversation on the radio. They were discussing the fact that the Space Needle would be closed to the public after May 1st (or 30th, I can't recall which one) in order to build condos where the restaurant currently is located. My first thought was that this was a shame, the second was the fact that Big B hadn't been up in the Space Needle yet. I didn't think that you should live in Seattle and never have experienced this tourist activity. So as soon as possible I got online and made a reservation at the restaurant.
A few days before our reservation I was discussing the whole thing with a coworker and went to show her information on the web, that is when I discovered I had been duked! I guess you grow soft when all the other April Fool's jokes you hear are along the lines of "I have a doctor's appointment today, April Fools!"
Anyways the experience was still fun and the food was surprisingly tasty (I hadn't heard the best reviews). Here are some photos from the observation deck, for some reason we didn't take any in the restaurant.
Me with the north skyline behind me.

A helicopter that was even with us. A seaplane also flew by to land on Lake Union.

Looking towards the port of Seattle.

Looking east towards Bellevue.

Lake Union

Looking towards the northwest.

Kinda hard to get us and the skyline without assistance (we didn't feel like trying to flag someone down to help us).

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Great Saturday Morning

This morning I walked some wonderful dogs. I usually have a few I like each week, but everyone was great today! I thought I would tell you about them:

I didn't walk Sasha today, but she is a fantastic dog....intelligent and athletic.

Simon, smart little boy (especially for a chihuahua) with some nice manners.

Sara was so well behaved on our walk. She knows all her basic commands and walks better than 90% of the other dogs I have walked.

Roxie was a smart dog!!!!! I was playing tug and practicing "drop it" she quickly learned the command and then tried tugging 2 times and then dropping it in hopes of earning more treats. She also would leave my treat bag alone, but as soon as I clicked she was nosing it.

This dog reminded me of Haley a lot...just look at that sweet expression. She could lose a few pounds, but so could a lot of us :) Such a sweetheart and nice walker also.

This cocker was also a nice walker and quiet.

Alice was also fantastic (although this is the best photo of her). Rottie mix, so black but has brindle in the tan areas. She was just recovering from her spay, so on restricted activity. I was sitting on a blanket with her and she was trying so hard to get me to play with the stuffed bone she had found. Hilarious dog, but sweet to boot!

After volunteering I went for a run on the Cedar River Trail. On the run 3 deer crossed my path, the last one was about 15 feet away. I hadn't seen any deer in Washington yet, so it was pretty exciting to see them and up so close. I also saw, what I believe to be a Swainson's Hawk. Not only did I see some animals, but the flowers are blooming even more than they have been, wild flowers are starting to come out everywhere!

Great day so far and heading to the casinos tonight! Plus some fun plans for tomorrow, I will try to post the details and pictures later.