The Market

I had a birthday this week. A pretty significant one in fact. Another year passing is another year of adventures and memories.  A group of my favorite people (including a surprise appearance of the natural ginger) joined in the celebration and we spent some time downtown. A night of food, drinks, laughter and salsa music made it a birthday well spent. With everyone coming in from everywhere, we seemed to find ourselves at Pike Place Market  more than a few times. Is it the food? Or the atmosphere? My Secret answer? Mini Donuts from The Daily Dozen

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Quick Getaway

We were all in desperate need of a night away and a certain friend was turning 29.  Not the one when you say you are “29”, but the real 29. She mentioned a few weeks back that she had never been gambling. Now being a native to the NW, I know of many Tribal casinos the within 30 minutes of Olympia but the Handsome was eavesdropping and mentioned Quinault Beach Resort & Casino.  “We can stay and PLAY!”  That right there sold us, and we booked rooms right away.  With a call to the dogsitter and quick roadtrip we were off.  Our rooms were nice, fireplace, beach view.  Although the fog was thick both days, we enjoyed the sounds more than the view.  The gambling was a success for most, food was excellent at the buffet- crab legs for the ladies, prime rib for the men.  (sorry no pictures from the casino due to gaming regulations…) We topped the weekend off with a wander down to the beach in the rain and the wind where no one lasted more than a 15 minutes, although I felt like I could have stayed all day with the wind, water, and waves.beach-1 beach-2 beach-5 beach-3