Saturday, February 18, 2012

'Virtual Date Night' To 'The Emerald City'!

        If you recognize this skyline, then you know where hubby and I went for our 'virtual date night' last night! :-) ...We spent a romantic evening, talking, eating, and listening to Jazz in 'The Emerald City' (making reference to the lush evergreen forests of the area). An area otherwise also informally known as the "Gateway to Alaska", "Rain City",and "Jet City"! Do you know where we went?! ^_^
       Here's some clues for you!...

     Hubby got a 'virtual' nosebleed while we were on this ride! ^_^ ... Do you know where we were?!

     Yep!...Seattle Washington!... :-) ...the largest city in the Northwestern United States! The city is a major seaport situated on a narrow isthmus between Puget Sound (an arm of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 114 miles south of the Canada–United States border...Water is such a romantic backdrop for a date, don't you think?! :-)

          And lights dancing off of the water at night, with nice music playing at the same time.....Nice! :-) It kinda reminded us of the movie...

     ...Sleepless in Seattle. ♥ ...It's a very romantic movie, full of great Seattle and New York scenery, and great old music...Here's a little taste...

         Some other interesting information about Seattle was mentioned on the Wikipedia site. It said: 

         "The Seattle area had been inhabited by Native Americans for at least 4,000 years before the first permanent white settlers....The settlement was renamed "Seattle" in 1853, after Chief Seattle of the local Duwamish and Squamish tribes.."
         And in talking about the music scene around Seattle, it said:

       "...Seattle has a noteworthy musical history. From 1918 to 1951, there were nearly two dozen jazz nightclubs along Jackson Street in the current Chinatown/International District...The jazz scene developed the early careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson and others. Seattle is also the birthplace of rock legend Jimi Hendrix..." ...Pretty cool, Seattle! :-)

          The city has a misleading reputation for frequent rain...I'm glad it's a misleading reputation...I had it with rain after the other day! And we didn't wanna be fighting rain on our date. Thankfully, the weather was just beautiful!
        If we had taken in a Seattle Mariners ball game it would have been the perfect boy/girl date! ^_^ ....What am I saying?!!...Hubby is a boy....I'm a girl!....I t "WAS" the perfect boy/girl date!! ^_^

       I even got hubby to read a little poetry to me in the moonlight!...

       Yeah, moonlight and music are really, really nice....but I love it when my man talks poetically to me! :-)

        And I also like it when I can talk poetically to YOU! :-) Have a good day Seattle....and Everybody!! :-)

Poetry, the gift of words,
that help you say whats in your heart;
that puts your thoughts of life together,
but pulls emotions all apart.

Poetry, your quiet friend,
that gives your voice a place to land;
that gives the things you'd  never say
a way to jump out from your hand.

Poetry, done to a beat,
a beat of words, said right in time,
without confusion of the music,
but just the rhythm and the rhyme.

Poetry, phrase harmony;
the way a noun and adverb meet;
the way they line up side-by-side,
and all Not needed they delete.

Poetry, the passing thoughts,
and all the others I hold dear,
of all the people and the places
that I've  written down right here.

Poetry, the gift of words,
and putting them together too;
Without the pen and paper
what in the world would my mind do?


  1. aahh your date sounds lovely and so romantic. Seattle looks like a beautiful city that skyline is wonderful. Sitting in a sidestreet with a cold drink listening to live Jazz sounds like heaven to me ;-) dee x

    1. ^_^ Thanks Dee...Seattle was beautiful! Truthfully,'s the company I was keeping more than anything. :-) And music NEVER hurts!...Have a good rest of the day!

  2. Sleepless in Seattle is one of my all time favorite movies! Glad you got to "see" the city! Sounds like fun.
    Have a great day!!

    1. Hi Cin!...Sleepless in Seattle is one of our favorite movies too! You can never see Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks together too often! ^_^ Have a great weekend, Bead! :-)

  3. You mean to tell me you were in my neck of the woods and didn't stop by? .....LOL.....We were thinking about going to Seattle as the State Championship Wrestling Tournament is taking place this weekend in Seattle. My little home town has twelve wrestlers boys and girls there. My cousins daughter made it to State. We opted to stay home. If my daughter would have still lived there we would have gone because then we would have had a place to stay and not have to try and find a place to stay. No room in many of the Inns' there....LOL... Glad you had a great date night. Enjoy your weekend.

    1. Hi Velma, ^_^ I guess I was in your neck of the woods, wasn't I?!! I didn't remember that at the time. My hubby had my full and undivided attention! ^_^ Next time maybe!...Have a good rest of the day. Thanks for the nice experience too!

  4. I've only been to the Seattle airport on my way back from Alaska. Unfortunately I didn't get to see or do anything great since we were late in making our connection and had to really run to make the flight home! My Daughter-in-law has family there and who knows, we might make it there someday. Thanks for the quick tour. I love the "Sleepless" movie too. It's been on the telly quite a bit lately. I love your poem on poetry. My Dad wrote great poems and today would have been his 92nd. birthday. He would have enjoyed your talent!

    1. I think you told me about that missed opportunity before! Poor Seattle. Didn't get to meet Yaya. :-)) Maybe one day though, huh?!...But you always have Sleepless in Seattle! ^_^ ...Thanks for the nice words about my 'poetry' poem too. Only a poet would write a poem about a poem! Ha! Ha! Your dad would have known what I meant, right?!...I'd love to see a poem of his some time!..Night, Night, Yaya. :-)

  5. I have a son in Seattle...I love visiting there, it's such an interesting place, great food, beautiful scenery, the waterfront, the aquarium...I've also sold my artwork in an art-o-mat machine there, just under the space needle in the most interesting art museum....the last time I was there, July 4th, they had fireworks all along the waterfront for miles, it was spectacular...good place for a 'virtual date'....ummm, have you tried Tokyo?? I could go with you. :) Pam

    1. Ohhhhh! How nice! I'm sure your son must love the area in Seattle! We do now!...And how art-o-mat! O_O I'm not sure about what that would be like, but it sounds intriguing! ^_^ Truth be told though, you could probably sell your colorful art ANYWHERE! :-) And hmmmmm...Tokyo!! You may see us there soon!! I love traveling to somewhere I've never been to before!! :-] Especially places with nice people and good food!...Enjoy the rest of your day!

  6. Yay I was able to guess where you went :) although I think the Space needle was the big give-away.
    Love your poetry poem :)

    1. :-) You're right. I knew the Space Needle was gonna do it! ^_^ ...Thanks for the nice words about the poem too!


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