Part 4!!! Are you seeing how great a birthday weekend I’ve been having? It’s a pretty darn good life when it takes FOUR posts to share the fun!
So, that brings me to today. Mom and dad and Glen and I had brunch at the Space Needle by request of me. You all have heard of my Needle affection and today just deepened our relationship yet again. It’s been cloudy but not rainy and we still had a perfect view of the city. The cost for brunch is $45 which I know sounds like a bunch but when you consider it costs $16 to go up in the Space Needle just to the Observation Deck some of the sting begins to wear off. And for that you get three courses — appetizer, main dish and dessert — plus juice, coffee and some addicting choices of bread. Mom and I had melt in your mouth salmon with pea flan and the boys both had prime rib. Maybe most amazing of all, Glen, my husband, who avoids all vegetables whenever possible unless they are loaded with cheese sauce of some sort, raved about the asparagus. Whoa. I’m still a little freaked by that. Do you ever really know anyone? : ) I know there have been nasty rumors about the Space Needle food but I’m here to tell you that those people must have been eating at the Observation Deck coffee shop. The restaurant food is killer and worth the price. We got to go twice around in our two hours there and enjoyed every minute of the time.
From there we headed to an old theater in the North Seattle area called the Crescent. It plays movies that are a little bit dated but recently run and you get in for only $3! Now that is an all-American deal! We saw “How to Train Your Dragon.” Glen, dad and I loved it — mom, not so much. Well, she can pick the movie on her birthday. : )
And now, here at home, we’re hunkered down with our big ole boy, trying to get him through the night. Golden Retrievers, like many dogs, have a super hard time with loud noises and the fireworks drive him crasy and then he drives us crazy. Alas. Hopefully the drugs the vet gave us get us all through.
Lastly, most importantly, a HUGE thank you to everyone for making my day so special. I got so many nice birthday wishes from so many people I could never doubt that I am loved. Thanks for that gift that no riches could ever buy. It was just what I wanted. : )