Sometimes Devin has to travel to Seattle for work, and the last two years I’ve gotten to tag along. Last year I really had to go because he had LASIK eye surgery. This year, I went because I wanted to be there to support him at the end of the day, go traveling, and visit friends I hadn’t seen in a long while. We were there for two weeks. We stayed outside of the city, in the ‘burbs. It was closer to his work, but there certainly isn’t much to do right around there. Good thing I’m good at entertaining myself. I also had some school work to begin while there. I studied my Spanish language so much that my teacher actually said that maybe she should have all of her students skip the first two weeks of class. Haha!
Okay, now, onto the trip. Did you know that I’m a seriously sensitive person when it comes to movies? I can’t stand horror films, movies with lots of yelling, or anything too creepy. I also am horrified by cannibalism, or anything close to it. Chopping up bodies. Things like that. I can handle medical shows, but that’s because there is no violence involved. Well, on the way to Seattle we watched “Little Shop of Horrors” on the plane. I didn’t think it would be bad, and some of it was funny, but it was too much for me.
Our flights were easy, though not comfortable (they never are of course). I did get a teeny bit of sleep. We took plenty of snacks. I even packed homemade beef jerky, some raw macadamia nuts from Waihe‘e, Larabars, hard boiled eggs and a couple sandwiches. We were not lacking in the food department. I thought about buying Alaska’s gluten free snack pack, but I just didn’t need to on either the flight there or home. It looks pretty good though.
Our first morning there we had bread with almond butter and hard boiled eggs for breakfast. That afternoon I snacked on what we had with us, and he grabbed his favorite teriyaki. After he got off work we went to Trader Joe’s. What an awesome store. This is a tiny TJ’s, but they still had great stuff. I did some research and found out that their soy yogurt is one of the absolute best, and the reviews weren’t lying. God it’s good. We grabbed eggs, potatoes, carrots, chicken thighs, and green beans. We also got Devin some gluten free cereal and milk. We also grabbed tea. Earl Grey for his mornings, and Ruby Red Chai for mine. Chamomile was for before bed. We were stocked.
But, that didn’t stop us from going out for lunches and dinners. I’ll write about the dining experiences soon. I’ll just say that there are so many more options in the lower price ranges for those who have food allergies and celiac disease. Oh, and I ate as many fries while there that I usually eat in a year. Maybe it’s how I gained back the six pounds I’d lost from my illness.