Whew, we made it to part three! To all four of you still following along, thank you for your patience and ability to handle my really wordy and most likely obnoxious summary. I swear I try to follow my college professor/daily mentor Dr. Denny’s mantra, “omit needless words,” but sometimes multiple uses of “seriously” “oh my gahhhh” and ” for real for real” are just needed to adequately express how my brain works. Dr. Denny, I’m sure you understand.
However, to make up for all the necessary unnecessary words, I’m going to tell the rest of the story through pictures. So where was I? Oh riiiight… Everything that happened after the race and Laguna Beach YouTube session.
Everyone came over around 7 o’clock on Saturday night for the party… And party it was! All of Dave’s friends were so incredibly nice and so incredibly fun! I took a lot of pictures, a lot of jell-o shot wedges and a lot of Olan Mills poses…
A hazy start to a hazy day. I felt like a ran another half marathon! The cure? A serious, serious breakfast. We walked to Portage Bay, this really great breakfast spot complete with a toppings bar of fruit, granola, whipped cream, syrup, almonds, coconut…aka hands down my favorite restaurant before I even walked in the door. When we arrived at this great food mecca, I kid you not there was a line that wrapped around the block, Portlandia style! I could not stop laughing (I think it was the sugar in those jell-o shot wedges) and, to the dismay of Dave and Matt, taking pictures. Lucky for us, there were plenty of tables outside that were open for seating.
After the most amazing two hours of food, toppings, overly nice people and widely shared blankets, we took a walk down to fill the next few hours with more “things Anne Marie likes.”
Three posts later, it is clear that we absolutely loved spending time rockin’ and runnin’ through Seattle! Thank you Dave and friends for a simply fantastic trip. We will be back very, very soon for more fun, more sightseeing, more beers, more Pike Place and certainly more toppings.