Posted by: A Mom w/Fears | September 26, 2009

Impatiently waiting…

Some Secrets Are Sooooo Hard to Keep – Part 1

Welcome to Part 2!

We got into Seattle very late (ok 1:30am) and dropped into bed.   We made plans to have breakfast with Hubby’s Sis at the restaurant on-site.   We met in the lobby of the the Hotel, and headed off.   Here is where I asked Hubby to write about our experience (so I could focus on getting this post done – or maybe it’s because I’m lazy I’m not sure which)

Positively the WORST breakfast ever.

The morning of the 23rd of September, 2009 we were staying at the Red Lion Bellevue and decided to meet my sister for breakfast.  Since we all were going to be in a bit of a hurry that morning, we decided to meet in the hotel’s attached “restaurant”.  Jonah’s has to be positively the worst breakfast I have had in a hotel in years.  Though we don’t travel extensively, I have traveled 5 or 10 times in the last couple of years for business and have had breakfast at everything from a Super 8 to a Marriott and most in between.

Upon entering Jonah’s, we were greeted from across the room with “do you want the buffet or something from the menu”, we decided to go with the buffet because it would be something easy and quick.  The buffet food was luke warm at best, oatmeal was lumpy, fruit was not really cold, eggs were runny, meat was, well…questionable.  It was just that, a typical LOW END breakfast buffet that, even though it was only 7 AM, could have been sitting there for hours.  Someone does not know how to run a chafing dish or ice bucket.  Every single “Free” breakfast buffet that we have come across in hotels we have stayed at as been head and shoulders above this one.

Our only interaction with the “waiter” was that he brought a coffee pot to the table and dropped it off, then he brought our check.  This guy does pretty well for himself because he gets to add a mandatory 20 percent gratuity to everyone’s bill….  With that said, for four of us, the terrible breakfast buffet was $74.00.  NEVER NEVER AGAIN. 

And now as I do a little bit of researching, here is someone else’s observation.  Wish we would have know before we went there!

I don’t know why I’m posting these pictures, but for some reason I just was a little unsettled about seeing these two things as we were pulling out of the parking lot.


Next we headed off to Battery Acid Park, I for some reason can’t remember it’s real name which is actually Gas Works Park.  LOL

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The changing colors of the trees are just amazing!  I could have spent hours there just trying to capture the colors perfectly.  Pretty place.  Very quick stop.  We had some other fun places to visit.

What would a trip to Seattle be without a trip down “Memory Lane”?   You know, Hubby grew up in the area…he took us to his old Apartment (Duplex) on Capital Hill!   It’s cute huh?

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The outside pictures help us to understand these inside pictures we were so kindly given by one of Hubby’s roommates!   I love these pictures!

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Sorry, couldn’t help myself with the blast from the past!  Let’s head back to present day.

The next site on our list before heading to surprise the B-day Boy, was we had to go by the University of Washington.   BabyAm plans to go to medical school and this one is the closest to home!     School doesn’t start until THIS Monday, so we had it all to ourselves…almost.   What a beautiful campus.   Here see for yourself. 

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This picture below cracks me up.   Dad and Daughter “gotta support the team”…
but WRONG college.  I’m surprised they didn’t get beat up! 


You think we would miss the chance to drive up and down (several times) Greek Row ?   DSC_4712DSC_4717

NICE!   Oh man…this is scary!

Since BabyAm was invited to be (and accepted) a sister of Alpha Xi Delta, a picture of the sorority house was a MUST… 

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…plus a few others, I wonder why!?


Alright we need to head to the other side of the lake, on the floating bridge so we can make our 12:30pm surprise happen…(Picking up The Dark Knight from school)

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We still had a couple more minutes before  arriving at the school, so we decided on one more stop, Marsh Park.

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You’re dying for B-day party pictures aren’t you?   
Well…here’s a sneak preview just for shoe!

 lots of shoes


  1. Sorry about the shit breakfast. I think the pictures are awesome. You took some great shots. I love seeing things I haven’t seen before and may never see. Thank you for sharing.

  2. You suck. I want to hear what he said when he saw you!

  3. Great pictures. I think the Beers fit right in, but I’m Canadian we drink earlier.


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