(L to R) Kathy, Phil, Jonathan, Doug, Barb, Mike(L to R) Kathy, Phil, Jonathan, Doug, Barb, Mike
@ The Space Needle looking north.@ The Space Needle looking north.
@ The Space Needle looking east.@ The Space Needle looking east.
@ The Space Needle looking south.@ The Space Needle looking south.
@ The Space Needle looking west-ish.@ The Space Needle looking west-ish.
  • (L to R) Kathy, Phil, Jonathan, Doug, Barb, Mike
  • @ The Space Needle looking north.
  • @ The Space Needle looking east.
  • @ The Space Needle looking south.
  • @ The Space Needle looking west-ish.

Jonathan Sage-Martinson (Barb’s nephew) popped by Friday evening to say hello after wrapping up a business meeting in Seattle. Jon lives in St. Paul with his wife, Gretchen and sons, Eli and Theo. Saturday, Kathy (Barb’s sister from Gig Harbor) and her son Doug dropped by for a photo and a tasty lunch at Qdoba.

Next, we hit the road for a tour of Seattle. We drove through the University of Washington campus under the golden rays of the afternoon sun. (That’s some nice prose, eh?) We trekked through Wallingford and Fremont with a stop for Jon to pose with the Troll, then on through Ballard with a stop at Archie McPhee’s. After that we pushed further west to catch a glimpse of the water at Shilshole Bay Marina. We quickly double backed through Ballard and drove by Fisherman’s Wharf, then went downtown to climb the Smith Tower, but they were having a private event and totally ignored Jon’s status as a guest of the city. Hurumph. So we walked through Pioneer Square. Nice. Rich sites and smells.

For dinner we rolled into a Thai restaurant (Rice & Spice) on lower Queen Anne, then walked over to the Seattle Center to take a ride up the Space Needle… suddenly I had a strong sense of deja vu. It wasn’t that long ago that we visited the Fremont Troll, toured the city, ate Thai food and visited the Space Needle with Erin and Tim (brother to Jon) when they visited just a few months ago (click here to see the post from their visit). I quickly got over the disorienting effects of my deja vu experience and got on with the business of having a great time. It was a beautiful night.

Later on, we took Jon to the airport. We have high hopes that he will return and bring his family.

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