Well I just managed to finish a long weekend after having today off. It has been good with my friend Kinny coming to visit for some good Avgeek Times. But I have also tried to be the good host and show him some good touristy things as well.
On Saturday we did 1 or 2 of the usual touristy things, Pikes Place Market, Post Alley, the first Starbucks store
you know the usual, but then we also added in some time spotting at SeaTac and being chased off by the cops, which was the first time that has ever happened to me, even back home in Australia it never happened.
Sunday Morning we headed out into "rural Washington" which was really just 10 mins down the road from me towards the East. We went and had breakfast at one of the top breakfast spots in the Greater Seattle area, Maltby Cafe (funnily enough at the end of Maltby Road). It was DAMN awesome and I took the cinnamon roll challenge (not that there really is a challenge but more that eating one is a challenge on its own). It was gooooooood. Way more cinnamony than the one at Skillet but this one didn't have as good frosting as what the Skillet one does with its warm cream cheese yumminess.
Kinny got to try his first real American classic being Biscuits & Gravy. Reports were that the biscuit was a bit to heavy. But he still managed to put a good dent in the meal. After that we headed off to Everett for some spotting, then onto Museum of flight and eventually round out the day at Kerry Park for some sunset shots of Downtown Seattle.
More spotting today but this time a little bit different. It was actually snowing! The snow was falling but it was so worth it! To be out spotting in the snow as it fell (and at one time was coming down pretty heavy) was pretty neat! But the photos of the snow were not that easy to get 🙁
All in all, a pretty awesome weekend! (A post later in the week on the spotting goodness)