#100HappyDays: Sunshine in Seattle

May 23, 2014 Pike Place Market
When I landed in Seattle for the International Communication Association convention, rain spattered the plane window and soon soaked my still-dressed-for-California-heat self.  But after a few hours of conferencing, the dense clouds burned off just in time for some exploring.
Port of Seattle. I have a knack for bringing beautiful weather with me to the Pacific Northwest. So tempting!
After wandering the closed Pike Place Market and nearby waterfront, my friend Amy and I hoofed around the Westlake neighborhood looking for good eats. For more than an hour. Turns out asking random people in shops and on the street for restaurant ideas is not very useful!

Along the way, I ran into a familiar, ahem, literary location before we ended up at a delightful Italian joint.
For those dirty birds who will cop to reading Shades of Grey, the clue is in the lower left corner. HA.
Nothing better than exploring a fun city with friends.
Part of the Albuquerque Ladies' Night crew

1. 24 Hours of Happy
2. If loving a wheelbarrow is wrong...
3. A trip to the nursery
4. Transplants
5. Sweet peas
6. Cool as a...
7. A Butterfinger Blizzard
8. Happiness by the yard
9. Keeping the vampires at bay
10. Giving P.F. Chang's a run for its money
11. A little Spring snow in the Sierras
12. Communing with fellow comm nerds
13. Ladies' night
14. Ten Thousand Waves in Santa Fe, New Mexico
15. The shredded cedar fitness plan
16. Baby's first Easter
17. Bathmat runways
18. Oasis in progress
19. My kind of Easter egg hunt
20. Mass cookie production
21. West Coast Formation Clinic 2014
22. West Coast Ravens, smoke on!
23. West Coast Formation Clinic All Up
24. Colorful, if not magical, beans
25. Stinking roses
26. Noodle salad
27. Tomato mania
28. Real smiles
29. Conquering cross-wind landings
30. Gypsy chickens and birthday celebrations
31. Conjuring a rainstorm
32. Bountiful boxes
33. The reluctant birthday boy
34. Copper poppies
35. Caprese chicken magic
36. Moms love waffles
37. Hearty soup for a hot "summer" day
38. A friend of the library
39. Talking Above the Fray
40. Go, go gadget green beans
41. Clinking frapps
42. Berries and bosom friends
43. Little red ZHP
44. Scratch pasta goodness
45. The sweetest final ever
46. A beautiful birthday girl
47. Mac & cheese for breakfast

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