Sunday, August 24, 2008

alki beach

We had heard how cool Alki Beach was but never made it out there until recently. A couple of weeks ago, I picked W up after work and we went exploring. We took a few pictures while we still had some light and then ate dinner at Salty's. It has such a gorgeous view of the Seattle skyline.

Our camera remote came in handy for these shots.

Salty's is really good and it was fun to eat by the water. The atmosphere was perfect. I had Lavendar Honey Caramelized Wild Salmon Salad, which had Strawberry Vinaigrette, fresh local berries, chevre cheese, and honey cornbread croutons. It was delicious (and yes, that is a real flower on top of my salmon). W had Halibut with a garlic mashed potato crust around it.

Then we took some night shots. It was mostly W taking the shots and me shivering beside him. He got some good ones. Here are two of my favorites.

I think this picture of the Space Needle looks cool in black and white too.

Ron and Britney (W's sister) came to visit last weekend so we took them there as well. They also enjoy taking pictures, so we set up our tripods and snapped away.

Alright, I know what you're thinking. Enough with the cheesy kissing pictures.

In conclusion, we LOVE Seattle. I think Arizona will always feel like home in a way to us, but strangely it does here as well. We're happy and feel grateful to be here.


imbritney said...

These are great shots!! I like 'em. Too bad we missed the sunset when we went... but it was still a blast!

Thanks for sharing these.

MerriLynn said...

beautiful pictures!!! Alki beach was one of the first places we went when we got here in WA. I loved it. But I didn't get as good as pictures that you did. I'll just have to go again.
And I love kissey pictures. It lets everyone know how much you are really in love. Awwwww

Krystell said...

Cute pics!! I absolutely love the skyline, it makes me want to drive straight there!?!?

lilly and dilly said...

those pics are awesome! I love the one of you two laying on the ground with the city in the background.
That Restaurant looks so yummy. I LOVE fresh seafood- can't get any better :)

Mel said...

Yay, I'm so glad you tried Salty's and that you liked it. Doesn't eating there with the great view just make you happy? Looks like a super fun weekend.

Louise said...

What fun pictures. What a neat place to vist. The food looked good too. You and Wendel are so cute in those pictures.

*C said...

Those are amazing photos!! What a view!! You and W look so cute together in them!! :)

TamBaum said...

You should definitely frame that first one. I have lived here 6 years and have still never been there.

Kim said...

love the pics! And such a beautiful place :)

Mamie Coffey said...

what a great spot to visit. It looks like you guys & brit and ron had a great time. wish I could be there! I will have to make Alki Beach a destination next time I am in the PNW