Last week we had one of the most wet and blustery days I’ve ever experienced here in Seattle. Instead of hiding away, which was my instinct, I decided to embrace the weather with an adventure downtown.
After hitting up the central library for just a bit in the morning, we were ready for some lunch and Bergen was not quite ready for an immediate nap. He still had plenty of energy to burn. What to do?
My strategic choice of parking allowed us to have to walk through Pike Place Market. And what better fare to warm up (and add a little cheer) on a rainy day than macaroni and cheese and a grilled cheese sandwich from our world famous Beecher’s Handmade Cheese?
With our goods tucked away, we then made the trek to the Olympic Sculpture Park. A break in the rain, though certainly not the wind, gave Bergen the perfect opportunity to wear himself out as he wound up and down the pathways of the park.
I love the contrast of elements that the sculpture park offers: Beautiful large scale works of art mixed with nature and back dropped with a cityscape.
After a while, we pulled up to a bench near Alexander Calder’s Eagle and chowed down.
Like clockwork, just as the last noodle drenched in creamy cheese was consumed, the sprinkles started up again, and before we knew it, a miserable rainy experience was upon us. I tried to explore just a little longer, but the effort was too great and Bergen was losing steam. Time for that nap I talked about earlier!
Thankful that our rain isn’t constant, just frequent, we keep going, keep adventuring.
Do you ever dine outside? Where’s your favorite spot?
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