Our good friends Casey and Kris Glenn came to visit us last week! Like we do with all our guests, we try to show them a good time in hopes that we’ll convince them to move here.
The night they arrived we ate at Black Bottle, a gastro-tavern in Belltown, and then headed out to a park in Queen Anne that has a spectacular view of the downtown Seattle skyline.
The next day we went to walk around the shopping district.
Casey understands my affinity for fanny packs and how awesome they are.
“Bedazzled” fanny pack. Shameful. The only reason to buy it would be to burn it. A disgrace to all fanny packs.
We passed Westlake Center where an artist with the last name Dimipoulos had painted the trees blue to bring attention to deforestation. In a recent interview he said his motivation for doing so was because “trees are the lungs of the world.”
See the bronze and silver human statues? At first I thought it was going to be some performance art project and they were going to come alive and dance for us. I was disappointed to learn they weren’t real people.
It just happened to be the day of the last game in the NBA playoffs. Tyrel and I thought we’d show our support around Seattle and proudly wear our Thunder shirts.
People are bitter down to the core about the Sonics. I’m convinced people actually take it personally. We ruffled a lot of feathers that day! Lots of people shaking their heads at us and giving us dirty looks.
…doing stuff like this certainly didn’t help!
We like to think Dimipoulos is secretly a Thunder fan which is the real reason why he painted the trees blue. The whole “deforestation” thing was just a ruse.
Lunchtime. We learned Casey had never had salmon before so we took them to Ivars down by the water. They serve some mean fish & chips mmmm.
We walked around Fremont after that, getting some samples from Theo’s chocolate factory, and went to pay our respects to the Fremont troll under the bridge.
And finished the day at the Newcastle Country Club watching the Thunder play the Heat! It was fun despite the loss.
We had a great time with Kris and Casey! 2 days was too short, but there will hopefully be more in the future.
Oh…GO THUNDER. 🙂
Love you, Glenn family!