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An Egg-cellent Valentines Day

An Egg-cellent Valentines Day

Valentines Day rolled around last week and it just comes with so many unrealistic and unnecessary expectations; a boyfriend, romantic dinner date, overpriced chocolate or flowers, and what not. It can just really suck when you're single. So Barrie and I were determined to make Valentines Day fun by planning the best Galentines Day (+ Alec) ever.

We settled on having brunch at The Fat Hen and hopped on the bus to Ballard. It's a really small, quaint space, so the earlier you get there the better.  We put our name on the waiting list and walked around the area to kill sometime.

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Coffee was our top priority; we wandered around finding a closed cafe and almost resorting to a place called Grumpy D's (don't worry, we're going back here sometime), but settled upon Honore Bakery directly across the street.

In Paris, I stayed in a hotel on Rue Saint Honoré, and walking into the bakery reminded me of Parisian bakeries. I really miss waking up in the morning and grabbing a croissant to eat at the Jardins des Tuileries. Well we got our coffee, and everyone was happy (and sane).

We were finally seated after about an hour (!!) wait. Ordered and anticipated our food.

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It was nice to catch up and talk without being bombarded by school or work. We had an epiphany about how grateful we are for each others company and friendship. I don't know what I'd do without these two.

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And then our food came...and boy were we excited. Alec and I strategically split the Salmon Benedict and Egg Bake for obvious reasons.

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I mean just look at how good this is...

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After that scrumptious brunch (which turned into a lunch), we sauntered back to the main area of Ballard. Spring is already in the air here, and flowers are beginning to bloom.

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We made a friend along the way who looked at us quizzically while we fawned over him.

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From market street we walked through the Ballard Locks on our way to Discovery Park.

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The two best friends anyone could ever ask for!

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And after a mile walk, we made it (to Lands End).

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Up a few more hills and into the park, we decided to venture down to the beach.

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Discovery Park is such a nice getaway from the city. And we saw SO MANY DOGS (not that I'm complaining).

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A little beach photo-op, PNW style.

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Alec's birks making a return to the blog.

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A stoic Barrie.

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The newest roomie picture.

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What's a trip to the beach without beach combing?

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WASSUP?

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One of the coolest lighthouses ever.

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Barrie was the PERFECT model for Alec and I to practice our photography skills.

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Another sneaky picture by Alec that I adore.

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Who said it rains in Seattle?

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Discovery Park has military ties which are long gone now, but the remnants are these beautiful, yellow military houses.

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It took us a bit to find our way out of the park and figure out how to get back home. After much trial and error and the possibility of 1.5 hour bus ride, we settled on Ubering (is that a word?) back. That was probably the best decision of the day. Plus, we got a fun (and by fun I mean awkward) driver, Kenneth (we called him Kenny) who played Michael Bolton throwbacks.

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Overall, it was one of the best Valentines Days I've had in a while and it just reminded me of the importance of friendship and love in general. These two mean so much to me, thanks for a fun day!

Little Si

Little Si

But First, Coffee {and Brunch}

But First, Coffee {and Brunch}