Well, I’m back from Seattle / Washington state and have to say that I absolutely L.O.V.E. it there. With My Better Half telling me for the last ten years or so, that I would…I have finally seen it for myself and agree that I do. I admit I had a preconceived notion about the area. Having heard about their frequent rainfall and high suicide rate I was turned off without actually seeing it for myself. I was wrong. I was wrong and could actually see myself living there in the future.
In my last post I wrote about how I went to Pike Place Market on my own and was too self conscious to take pictures until I was too laden with bags to do so. Well the next morning my husband and I went back and did a little shopping. With all the trips he’s made to the area in the past, he had never taken the time to visit the market himself. After that, we drove an hour and a half to Anacortes to catch the ferry to San Juan Island. The hour long ferry ride then transported us to picturesque Friday Harbor.
Here are some of the views from our room:
With views like that, a fireplace and whirlpool tub in the room, how could I be happier? Well let me tell you. I am not all that sophisticated, but I am known to be suave. So when I saw these in the bathroom I was in heaven.
I love Aveda products, but won’t spend the money on myself. Anyhoo, upon leaving our room to go down for dinner I noticed this door outside our room. It was the door to the supply closet. Thee Supply closet.
Upon further investigation I found the door was unlocked. (Silly, silly unknowing and trusting hotel staff.)
There lay the cache of mini-sized Aveda treasures…for the taking. My Better Half played devil’s advocate with me so I reluctantly closed the door and proceeded to the dining room.
After a very disappointing, and may I add expensive, meal I started rethinking the ‘free’ Aveda scenario. We adjourned to our love nest…sorry, Fraughter, I meant we adjourned to our room. After a soak in the whirlpool tub with the Aveda bath salts and a looong hot shower with the Aveda Rosemary Mint shampoo and conditioner…
…I realized my Aveda stash was now cashed. Under cover of a champagne induced haze with the Mission Impossible theme playing in my head I decided it was in my best interest to raid the hotel supply closet.
Before I knew it this…
…turned into this…
…And then, because I was eyeing the 100% Egyptian cotton spa robes, My Better Half decided to lock the door to said storage closet.
The next day we drove around the island and took some pictures. My husband is the photographer, and an excellent one at that. When he gets back maybe he’ll let me share some of his photos, but in the meantime here’s one that I took that day.
P.S. I know I haven’t been around here lately, but I will be and hope to get caught up on everyone.
P.S.S. Somehow, as I was unpacking, I came across a new robe…hmm? I wonder how that got in my suitcase; and why do I have the Mission Impossible theme stuck in my head?
If you opened the above link, you’ll note that I chose the original ‘Mission Impossible’. My dogs aren’t allowed to jump on the couch, so Tom is definitely out.