Seattle - so cool
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On Friday we left our newly-beloved San Francisco and flew north to Seattle, Washington. We are staying with our friend Maegan’s dad Will and his wife Rebecca, who are wonderful hosts. They took us out for a “progressive dinner” of sorts in some great Seattle restaurants, where we had our first real sushi bar experience. Brent even liked the eel!
Saturday morning we looked around their hometown Edmonds, which is a gorgeous seaside community just north of Seattle city. We strolled through the markets, marvelling at the man stirring popcorn in a gigantic kettle drum big enough to swim in and the girl who makes bags and wallets out of duct tape. In the afternoon Brent entered into local life by going out with Will to help someone move a couch, which gave him an interesting glimpse of some of the more ritzy neighbourhoods.
Saturday night was a joy – we ate great American pizza at a local spot then went to the “Rocking Horse Barn” for a dance! The host – the “Dancing DJ” as he is known – taught us basic steps and we rotated around to different partners, which enabled us to get an up-close view of some weird and wonderful genuine local American folk.
For much of the night we were free to dance how and with whoever we wanted, which was fun, but occasionally they’d encourage us to dance with others. It’s always difficult for the men in these situations, as they are expected to lead – as Brent discovered. A lady came up to him ready to dance, and asked “East Coast or West Coast?”, to which a confused Brent replied “Uh… neither, I’m from
It was a great experience, not only for the fun of dancing but also to be in a real “local” setting. We think we may have been the only non-Americans there, and it was great to feel like we were a part of “real-life” for a night.
On Monday Will and Rebecca left us to our own devices, so we went into downtown