This month he has every Monday off through till the time his shift starts on Tuesday evenings. I drove up on Sunday and got in around the time he was waking up from his post night-shift snooze. The Army puts him up in an apartment near the hospital during these rotations so he showed me around the neighborhood and the medical campuses. He had to work that night but we made plans to do more sightseeing on his day off.
Monday, the start of our weekend, arrived and I dragged him out of bed in the afternoon. We then stepped out into the sunshine (thank you for that, Washington), and headed out for donuts. It was quite the walk down there from T.J.'s apartment. Let's just say that Seattle is an interesting and kind of weird city unlike other cities I've visited or lived in before.
We found our donuts at the Daily Dozen Doughnut Company in the market by the waterfront and grabbed half a dozen cinnamon and a half a dozen sprinkled donuts (don't worry they're miniature size, though I could probably eat half a dozen full sized donuts....) and took our sweet treats to the pier to enjoy.
the ferris wheel. We had the perfect weather that day, which I get the feeling is rare, so we wanted to take advantage of the clear skies and get a good bird's eye view of the city.
We took a circuitous walk back to the apartment, regrouped and headed back out for a dinner date at Local 360. We shared apps and enjoyed the intimate candlelit table and their yummy food supposedly sourced from a 360 mile radius. I am sure there are a million restaurants and neighborhoods we must visit during our five years in the Seattle area but this one was a good first stop. (Feel free to pass along your favorite local recommendations, though).
These two weeks of dating my husband, living with my husband, waking up with my husband, (being able to say the word husband) have been just plain good fun. Never did I ever think I would be living out in the Pacific Northwest. I have to pinch myself that I get to experience and explore a whole new part of the country. And even better I get to do all this together thing with T.J.