Before I acclimate, I must share more.
We spent the last part of our holiday visiting friends and our favorite Seattle hot spots. We met Dan's friend Jaime for lunch in Bellevue before heading to the Frye. We had Thai food.
The Frye was a disappointment. Only because they didn't have any art. They were between exhibits and under exhibit construction.
However, the gift shop was open and I always find goodies in there. One of the treasures was a Hot Dog pin. Perfect for Dan. He doesn't wear pins but I had to.
Our next stop was Open Books on 45th, down the road from Dick's. Dan wanted to stop then but I had to remind him that we just had lunch so we hit them up later. Dan was happy.
Open Books is Dan's favorite bookstore. They are an all poetry bookstore, only one of two in the nation. But what makes this the best bookstore in the world is that their owners are super cute.
Dan spent all of his Christmas gift money. Since he bought so many books he had to ship them because they wouldn't fit in his luggage. Hurray for book rate mail. He shipped two boxes home during this trip. He doesn't seem to care that we will be packing them up in four months. By the way, Dan wants you all to know that you can see his latest acquisitions at his librarything.com.
We were also able to meet up with Dan's friend Alena for some cake and catching up in Freemont. She is adorable.