How could we not love the hotel after they left us strawberries and sparkling cider? Mormons don't drink out of fancy stemmed glasses very often and so I felt very elegant sitting in bed together drinking out of white wine glasses.
One of our guests had cheese and crackers sent up to our room as a wedding present. Brilliant idea! I think I scarfed these down somewhere around 3 am after hardly touching my reception meal. That Husband didn't even get a chance to eat any!
I think I mentioned previously the tub that fills from the ceiling? Mr. Husband had a really hard time with the fact that I wanted to always bathe with the privacy shade up (to admire the view of course) despite our close proximity to an office building. Who has time to care about peeping toms when you are indulging in bath bomb filled soaks?
The first thing we did on Sunday morning was go to church. We went to an LDS church filled with only single people in their 20's and it was REALLY fun to look around and think "No one knows we are married!"
Monday we decided to get out of the hotel room and explore downtown Seattle a little bit. My parents have lived in the same town in Washington since they were married and so I have been able to visit downtown Seattle several times over the years, but I still love it like new every time. If you are thinking of a simpler honeymoon like ours, do it! Everything will feel different and exciting even if the surroundings are the same simply because your marriage is new!
We went to Elliots specifically because I wanted oysters. I can only eat them if I hold them on my tongue to soak up all of the flavor and swallow them whole. I love eating multiple kinds together because I think they all taste so different and it fascinates me that different bays can have such an effect on the taste.
Yumm! Slurp slurp!
I even convinced That Husband to try slurping his first ever oyster. He bit down on his, which kind of grosses me out a little bit, but the waiter brought him a button to celebrate his achievement!
I had heard that the Seattle Aquarium was recently renovated so we headed over to check things out. What a wonderful chance to just be kids again. We spent a long time reaching in to touch the anemomes in the tide pool. The way they close in around your hand is actually quite freaky!
I made several children wait their turn while I had my picture taken in every single one of these cheesy cutout frame things. I think That Husband would make a really hot jellyfish, don't you?
We stood in front of this one tank for like 20 minutes just trying to get a picture of the fish we nicknamed the "fashion disaster". Leopard spots and polka dots? Maybe it's the new hot trend in the ocean but I think Heidi would "auf" that look pretty quickly.
Aquariums stink like mold and kiddes but they can have such a tranquilizing effect when you are staring at eerie scences like this one.
This seahorse was fascinating to me. Can you imagine this being your life? Just floating around in circles all day?
That Husband thought this was another fashion disaster, but I considered it to be a fashion afficionado. Who could have thought that stripes and polka dots could be pulled off so fabulously?
And now I leave you with our favorite video ever. We watch this at least once a day together. If you watch closely you can see this little eel catch a floatie, accidentally spit it out, and then attempt to catch it again. We want one of our own now.
Do you plan on taking a "relaximoon" of your own? One that will focus less on seeing the sites and more on simply escaping from real life?