As you may have guessed, I've sneakily actually been on an actual vacation away from home/my real life during my "blog break".
Can you figure out where I was?
|Hint: that's the Space Needle as seen from a very small plane|
How about this?
|Seriously, you don't need a hint, do you?|
|"You are not permitted to go away, you awful people! How dare you leave me!"|
|I packed 3 dresses total, that's it.|
- Dress - Dept., thrifted; last seen here in December 2014 with blue legs
- Boots - 1883 Lucchesse; last seen here (3rd outfit) earlier this month going cowgirl
I took this white leather jacket as my only outerwear piece.
It was a clear and pink-skied morning when we left.
I'm used to taking the float planes to Vancouver, but see that itty-bitty plane with the yellow?
Holy selfies! Yes!
|Complete with fashionable and much-needed orange ear-plugs.|
Coasting out of Victoria's harbour.
Mount Rainier as we come into Seattle.
link, 'cause I love) was going to be in Seattle - did we want to go?
Did we? Holy smokes, yes! Love Frank Turner!
I got a kick out of "Garfunkel and Oates" playing later on that week.
Casey drove down and met up with us in the afternoon. L and I wandered around in the U-district, then we got ready for the show.
- Sequin-bottomed dress - no label, consignment; purchased here in April 2015 for $12.00.
- Shoes - Half Truth Veda, Fluevog; last seen here a couple of weeks ago with green
We'd splurged and gotten "The Club" seats for the show.
Heavy pink lighting inside the Neptune.
The Neptune is a lovely old building.
I was spooked by the glowing eyes of the faces up on the ceiling.
|"You will enjoy the show!"|
He was followed by Skinny Lister, another English band.
|She drank from that jug and passed it around.|
The stand-up bass player crowd-surfed...
Frank Turner came on next.
|Even though our seating area was elevated, there was always one uber-tall dude.|
Selfie afterwards with Casey:
Next day, time to travel some more.
- Dress - Karina, swap from blogger meet-up, was Patti's; last worn here (2nd outfit) in September
Good thing I wore my boots - we flew direct to Nashville, Tennessee!
Check out the centre courtyard of our hotel.
Looking up from inside the elevator.
Well, we're in Nashville...
She's probably go look around.
There were a ton of Miami Dolphins fans in town.
Lots of neon, drunk people and jostling.
We hung out at Legends on the Corner.
We watched this guy butcher the lyrics to "Copperhead Road."
Up bright and early the next morning.
We met up with Megan Mae!!
|About frickin' time!|
After breakfast - a shout out to the Frothy Monkey (link), where we ate every day we were there - she took us through the Arcade, an enclosed walk-through with tons of art studios.
We loved this wonderful gallery:
|"Why, yes, I am reading this Simon Pegg book in a nook."|
We found this lovely boutique, where L discovered his inner cowboy.
|Hee, glitter pink skeleton!|
The boutique had two house kitties!
|"Just stay away from my ball."|
After a fun afternoon, L and I napped then got ready for another show.
We went to a great little club, 3rd & Lindsley (link). We'd scouted out how far it was the night before (walkable distance) and strolled out early so that we could score a good table.
link). He's the former guitarist for Dwight Yoakum, and although he was good, he didn't stand out too much (i.e. we didn't buy his CD).
We were there for Lera Lynn (link)!
here from this concert - it's only 2 minutes long and is a gorgeous a capella piece. L and I are about 12 feet away on the right, and I'm one of the people yelling "Woo!" at the end.
We chatted with these two friendly Kentucky gents.
We got our picture taken with Lera afterwards, and she signed one of our CDs.
Up early again on Sunday morning.
|Number 54, Zach Thomas, retired player from a few years ago|
We walked to the game after breakfast (mmm...Frothy Monkey). Such a gorgeous day!
There was a big pedestrian walkway over the river to the stadium.
I'm always boggled by the size of everything.
|This is a Tennessee Titan|
We had great seats, just above the sign banner, above the red section.
By the end of the game, about 4 hours later, one whole side of my face was pink.
You might have noticed that L is wearing number 14's jersey.
I liked watching them all run through their drills.
It was also cool to be able to pick out our favourite players.
Eee! So exciting!
Fireworks went "BOOM!"
I like to watch what's going on along the sidelines. I was majorly creeped out by this weird peanut monkey thing with the long arms.
Because I also check out the sidelines, once the Dolphins were getting way ahead near the end of the game, I noticed Mr. Red Scarf in the Black Tracksuit down there, lingering near a tub of Gatorade.
|"Nothing to see here. Not going to dump it on our new coach, nope."|
We crushed the Titans in a 10-38 - victory! There were a lot of very happy Miami fans carousing through downtown Nashville that night.
Because L wore his new cowboy hat, I wore the hat he brought with him.
We strolled around a different area and found the Songwriters' Hall of Fame. We didn't go in, but we browsed around the shops.
image link). Very fashionable! I would wear this.
After our stroll, we headed to the airport to catch our flight back to Seattle. We'd had total good luck on the trip - all our flights connected, no delays, great concerts, a win at the game - but our luck broke down in Seattle. Our midnight flight back to Victoria couldn't land due to fog (cursed October weather!) - we circled our house 3 times ("please, just drop me off here!") before we headed back to Seattle at 1:30 in the morning.
By this time, the sinus cold I'd woken up with was wreaking havoc with my eardrums, and with all the take-offs and landings, my ears wouldn't pop. We were rescheduled onto another flight for the next day, but we ended up having to sleep in the airport - so disappointing! I had a rough night, only getting an hour or so of sleep. Our rescheduled flight would have gotten us home a lot later (we were worried about Vizzini getting fed - sorry for the 2am phone call, Uncle Nick!), so I suggested we try and see if there was a possibility of getting us on one of the full flights - hey, you never know.
And we lucked out! Yes, we could be on the next plane out, and be home in a little over an hour!
|"I thought you were dead!"|
So these are all the accessories I took with me.
- Leather belt - Club Monaco
- Red leather belt - Plum
- Cuff - Rimanchick
- Earrings - Frances Jewelers, gift from L
- Dangle earrings - gift from Megan
And here's what I got while I was away.
This awesome dress is a reworked treasure from Megan Mae, made by Megan of Cirque du Frock (link).
Megan also gave me these brushed silver earrings, which I wore to see Lera Lynn.
They have the perfect shape.
While shopping with Megan, we found a great little clothing boutique where I fell for this lace cuff.
On our last day of wandering, L and I went into a pin-up boutique.
And there we go! I'm home, and I'm chillin' on vacation until Monday. I hope you enjoyed my travels - I did, except for that last part, oh, and plus I'm still sick, blech! I'll be back on Sunday with my at-home shenanigans!