My camera was not as active as I had wanted it to be, but our wonderful few days together - and her first visit to Seattle - are at least captured in a few highlights.
First Avenue in Pioneer Square - my old stomping grounds, in a way. I really miss working down here:
The ferry terminal at Colman Dock:
Arriving at Pike Place Market:
Christmas decorations at the Market:
The famous "fish throwers" stand. Didn't see any fish thrown - but still entertaining:
The view from the back of the Market over Elliott Bay towards West Seattle:
Looking northwest at a barge:
The Space Needle and downtown from Kerry Park on Queen Anne - with a dramatic view of Mt. Rainier:
The Port of Seattle and West Seattle:
Panorama of Seattle:
Proving that Jodi really was here (how cute is she?):
Wednesday was her birthday - and Scott bought her a cake shaped like a turkey:
We considered posting this as our Thanksgiving dinner:
Jodi and Scott (yes, she's wearing a sweater from The Ohio State University):
Thursday morning - ready to go in the oven:
Jodi helping with dinner:
Me and Jodi (nice extra chins, Matt):
The aftermath - table cleared:
Scott bought this - A Charlie Brown Christmas tree - I love it:
Friday morning - after taking Jodi to the airport at 5 a.m. - Stoli already misses her new sleeping buddy:
I'm absolutely exhausted from trying to get the house presentable for a houseguest ... and to be honest, I'm pretty lonely tonight. Jodi's back in Columbus, Scott is working late. But I have great memories and it was so wonderful to reconnect live with someone who has been such a dear friend to me.
Happy Thanksgiving Jodi and all of my friends ... you're all invited for next year.