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Bellevue

Our stay in Bellevue, Washington was quite enjoyable. Brad had two days of training, and I was free to explore and play until he could join me at 4 p.m.. The first morning, after dropping him off at his company's downtown offices, I took off to see a bit of Bellevue, an upscale bedroom community of Seattle. After "fueling up" with caffeine at Tully's Coffee, I headed to a large kitchen shop. I spent over an hour in this wonderful store, and mailed home a box of new runners, place mats, napkins, and some baking supplies.

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Next I hit Bellevue Square, Bellevue Place, and Lincoln Square, a collection of upscale shops and restaurants in the center of town.

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I wandered through Nordstroms, Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, the Container Store, a paper shop, Chicos, Soma, and a number of other stores. I stopped for lunch, then planted myself in Starbucks for some time to read and relax. Later, I drove through some beautiful neighborhoods with lovely homes and their own waterfront boat docks. The weather was a perfect 72 degrees, and it felt like fall.

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Brad was finished by 4, and it was happy hour at the wine bar, The Twisted Cork. 85 choices by the glass or half-glass. Appetizers were also half price. What a deal! We tried the crab ravioli in a sherry cream sauce with pea vines. Amazing!

After a walk, we headed across the street to Joey's for dinner. We started with the "Earth and Surf" Calamari with tempura vegetables and red pepper aioli.

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We shared two more appetizers as our entrees: hibachi chicken wings with parmesan dip, and ginger beef.

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It was a long and wonderful day.

Comments (1)

Barb Cabot:

What a great mini vacation. Food and shopping sounds great!

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