My trip to Seattle was amazing. Sarah is my best girl friend from college, we were the only girls in all of our Computer Science classes so we became best friends really quick – I can’t believe we graduated 3 years ago already! I went business when I broke into the real world and she started up a mobile app company. How cool is that? Well now she is in Seattle working at a mobile gaming start up and is absolutely loving it. I couldn’t have been happier to go and visit her!One of the things Sarah and I used to do all the time in college was go to all you can eat sushi on Wednesdays, at least once a month. So the first thing we did after I arrived was go for a walk and land at a sushi restaurant. Back in college we would put away 10 rolls together (disgusting isn’t it?!), we were good though and shared 3 rolls, and I had some seaweed salad.Next up was a hunt for a little bit of chocolate : ) We landed at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. The spread of treats they had was pretty incredible. Sarah and I landed on a dark chocolate covered pretzel, a bacon cluster, and a dark chocolate and pecan cluster.I wanted the bacon clusters to be amazing but unfortunately the execution wasn’t stellar. I was still in awe by the selection the shop had though. Once we finished up our treats we went to the famous Seattle Pike Place Market. I bought some amazing orange flavored almonds there, other than that we just wandered around taking in the sites and the people. Once we hit the end we decided to lay down on a hill because it was so beautiful out. We ended our afternoon stopping at a winery we spotted around the corner. Wine at 2pm. Why not?Our next big adventure started on Saturday. We decided to drive to the Woodinville wineries. There are about 200 wineries in a few square miles. The amount of wineries is truly nuts. We only made it to 4 because we were driving but all the wines were delicious. My particular favorite was Airfield Estates. All of their wine was amazing. If I could I would have taken back a case of their sweet goodness on the plane with me. They do ship so I may cave and order some online soon. I think my favorite part of our entire trip was dinner on Saturday night. We went to a Moroccan restaurant and loved the entire experience. We started out with this cucumber, tomato, and chickpea concoction, that was served with some lentil soup, which was amazing. The next starter was seasoned shredded chicken, inside of a pastry, AND covered in powder sugar. How weird, and delicious. Have I mentioned that we didn’t have silverware yet? Finally for dinner Sarah had chicken and I had lamb. Holy smokes was this stuff delicious. If you have never been to a Moroccan restaurant I am begging you to go NOW.After dinner we met up with one of Sarah’s work friends and this was the first night I began to tell every one it was my birthday. So it is fair to say that I had a healthy amount of boozy booze. We somehow managed to stay up until after 3am, nuts considering the time change and everything. I was running off VERY little sleep all weekend. After our ridiculously late night we got up bright and early to meet up with Brittany in the Bliss. Aka Green Lake. The three of us went on a lovely walk around the lake (about 3 miles) and chatted our faces off. Brittany and I have been blogging buddies for what seems like a lifetime now. It has really only been about a year but when we finally got to hang out in real life it was pretty spectacular. No weirdness, just happy chatty ladies enjoying some sunshine. Oh and she made me cupcakes. OMG were they amazing. She just posted the recipe for the virtual vegan potluck so you should probably check it out: Brittany’s kick ass cupcakes.The icing on our beautiful Sunday was going to Veggie Grill. Brittany has written about this place on many many occasions and I have been dying to go. I ended up with a chick’n sandwich and sweet potato fries. For the final course it was carrot cake. This was all vegan mind you. It was delicious. Like hold the phone lady I am eating and cannot be bothered kind of delicious. An added bonus was that it was all free, I had a birthday coupon and my meal rang in at $0.00. I love food, I love free food even more. If I had a Veggie Grill in DC I would probably go vegan again. I’m just saying.Sunday ended with a grill out session with Sarah and her work family and watching Game of Thrones. All in all this was an amazing trip. I was definitely sleep deprived by the end and on Monday I went to bed bright and early and slept for a good 10 hours. I can’t wait for Sarah to come out to DC so I can show her around and I can’t wait until I go back again next year.
Q: What is the last vacation you went on?
Q: How old were you the first time you rode a plane? What about riding a plane by yourself?
Q: Have you ever been to a vegan restaurant?
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