LOCATION: Housesitting in Seattle, Washington
WEATHER: Another spring-like day. Sunny. High 60s
We spent the morning chillin’ with our charges, and taking Oscar for several walks in the neighborhood. He doesn’t seem to mind (as we do) the steep hills.
Then, we visited the University of Washington campus to look at the cherry blossoms. The trees were a gift to the university from the mayor of Kobe, Japan many years ago. We were so lucky – the blossoms are at their peak today.
Lots of other people (mostly Asian) were gazing at the trees, too. All we needed was some haiku poetry and a bottle of sake’ to think we were in Japan again!!!
It is a beautiful campus. We found a brewpub in the heart of the University District. We sat at the bar and chatted with the owner. We learned that it is the oldest brewpub in Seattle, and the oldest still-operating brewery in the state. We shared some beef stew that was some of the best I’ve ever had.
Back home, we played with our charges, then strolled around Lower Queen Anne, the neighborhood where we are staying. We stopped in a Creole/European bistro called Toulouse Petit, only 2 blocks from our apartment. Trip Advisor voted it one of the “Top 10 Happy Hours in the World”. George had some oysters on the half shell.
DINNER: Leftover rice with added Italian sausage and beans. Salad on the side.