Monday, July 20, 2015

Travel Monday

Good morning! I'm jetting off EARLY today (as in my flight left at 5:15 a.m.) for a work conference in Orlando. Hoping for on-time flights and lots of coffee - zzzzz!!!! 

It's always hard to leave the kids for the week (thank you Grant!) but thankfully we had lots of fun this weekend and I'll be back Thursday night. 

On Saturday we spent the day at the Ballard Locks in Seattle. This is where the boats leave the salt water of Puget Sound to the fresh water of the Ship Canal, which is the gateway to Lake Union and Lake Washington! Very cool! 

The kids love The Locks because there are tons of boats, AND train tracks along (see the big bridge in the background has a train on it in this pic) - both make for pure heaven for the kids!

Lila posing by cool wave sculptures!

This was one of the giant yachts coming through. It was 120+ feet! I looked for Beyonce or any other celebs, but didn't look to be occupied by anyone other than crew :) 

They also have a viewing area of the salmon ladders for traveling salmon! 

And on an unrelated note, Grant made 4 lbs of smoked salmon this weekend - mmmm!!! So delicious. 

Saturday night we had a little "at home" date night dinner with our Farmers Market goodies after the kids went to bed. Fresh spinach pasta with a lemon shallot sauce, seared scallops and mixed greens salad with raspberries from our yard! Love all this fresh and delicious local food! 

Blurry date selfie!! ;) 

Our dinner was followed by a GORGEOUS Seattle sunset and a campfire. 

Hope you had a great weekend!!



  1. Your dinner al fresco looked incredible!! Good luck this week at work :) Hopefully your back home with our loves at home soon! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I've never been to the Locks! Which is weird because it's like a 15-minute straight shot from my apartment. I really need to go. Your dinner looks delicious!

  3. That Ballard Locks boat event sounds cool!!


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