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October 12, 2008

Seattle Adventure Weekend

I had so been looking forward to this weekend FOREVER, not only because I haven't seen Caitlin since my 1L year of law school- but I was so in need of a mini vacation I thought I was going to burst. And there is no better place for me to go to refuel then my favorite American City, Seattle!

During my first year of law school at Hofstra, my friend Caitlin was my lifesaver. She grew up on Long Island and showed me all around NYC and all the cool places on Long Island (which were quite a challenge to find...believe me. I'm kidding Cait.)

Caitlin had never ventured over to the West Coast, but is looking at grad schools in Seattle and jetted across the country with her friend Tim to check it out. I, tragically, am not a great tour guide for Seattle- so we started with the Seattle Duck tour which showed us all the hot spots and took us on a little boat ride in the Lake. Some interesting Seattle facts we received on our duck tour:

1. Seattle is the #1 city in the country for sunglasses sales
2. Starbucks is actually #3 in most coffee sold on a daily basis. Dunkin Doughnuts is #1 and McDonalds is #2.
3. Seattle is home to the first skid row.

Here are some pictures from the tour:

We then went to this great little bar and grill near Pike's Market where we engaged our taste buds in a fantastic beer sampler...then, after a little stop back at the hotel, we went to my favorite place in New York City- Chopsticks Dueling Piano Bar. Some highlights:

1. Caitlin paying $1.00 for the piano man to play "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys, and another man paying $10.00 for him to stop playing it.
2. Chanting "Obama, Obama" after "Proud to be an American" was played
3. The extreme "name that song" competition that was taking place between Jen N and Dan.

Here are some pictures:

Cait, me and Jen!

No worries, Tim is not chocking, he is rocking out to a great rendition of "Bohemian Rapsedy"

Cutest fiance EVER

Jen and Jeff!


The next day... after sleeping in after some possible over-consumption issues, we went to Pike's Market where Tim had the AMAZING idea to buy a "ready to eat" crab and eat it by the water. It was DELICIOUS and the funnest way to eat crab ever.

Then we meandered over to Fremont where I finally got to meet this troll I have heard so much about.

We then met up for sushi at a conveyor belt sushi restaurant and were on our way home! All in all it was a great weekend and so fun to see everybody!

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