Despite the wicked wind storm in Seattle, I had an amazing vacation from L.A.! I went to meet the rest of my fiance's family and see his favorite haunts. While packing I innocently asked, "should I bring a jacket?" He laughed and said it was as cold as it can be without actually snowing. I ended up getting a crazy stomach flu on day 2, and could barely stand...let alone drink, eat or walk about. But ever the trooper, I managed to make it through the weekend and even politely ate a slab of lasagna. Being someplace new and seeing tons of pics of your future husband when he was a little kid was definitely worth it!
Seeing my future father-in-law's Rubik's Cube collection was pretty RAD.He plays a ton of instruments and watches 90210 (in support ) His wife took me around Olympia's antique malls and Shipwreck Beads (a bead store about 4 football fields long!) Playing Scrabble, eating Rhubarb pie and playing with his sister's baby was exactly what I needed to take my mind off all the things I have to do back in L.A.
On day 3, when I was really feeling bulldozed by my stomach flu cramps, my fiance decided to stay up with his old bandmate and drink wine + vodka + whiskey + scotch and level the playing field. We both woke up Easter Sunday with the same pain. When I asked him if there was anything that I could get him he simply mumbled "how about a time machine?"
I also forgot to mention that on our drive from the airport into Seattle, we heard Nirvana's Smells like Teen Spirit (right as we rounded the bend and first caught site of the space needle. I was blown away til later when I found out that its actually played every 11 minutes on that station
I almost forgot my rad Seattle Storm souvenir mug that he and his sis gave me upon landing in the airport! This thing can hold about 2.5 cups of super strong Seattle Coffee. I can't wait to take him home to OHIO and introduce him to my family!