Jon, Megan and Emmarie came over to celebrate Father’s Day with us, just like we did on Mother’s Day. And we invited Patrick & Deirdre over too. We had salmon and huge tomahawk steaks, asparagus, mashed potatoes, fruit salad and a green salad and Havana made a coconut cake.
I started taking French lessons on DuoLingo a year ago today and haven’t missed a single day. 😘🇫🇷
Havana and Hudson got their 2nd vaccine shot today. They were scheduled to get it yesterday at the Amazon SuperVax site, where they got their 1st shot, but Optimism was selected to be a Seattle Fire Department pop-up vaccine site today so we went there today instead. The kids met the Mayor, Jenny Durkan, who visited for a photo op and TV interviews. Gay was also interviewed by KOMO so she may be on local TV tonight.
Our family is 80% vaccinated, which is herd immunity for our house and even better than Washington State’s current 69% vaccination rate, which is leading the the country in vaccines! Seattle is expected to be the first city in the country to reach 70% vaccinations. That means that the entire state is about to fully re-open earlier than the planned June 30 date! I’m very proud of the kids, the brewery’s role in vaccinating Seattle, our progressive state and city. Update June 9: Seattle did become the first city to vaccinate 70% of residents.
And if the day wasn’t great enough, while I was there I saw our newest 10 bourbon barrels that were just delivered and these are from none other than Maker’s Mark, my favorite bourbon distillery.
I think our boat is sitting in Panama right now waiting for this boat, the MSC Fiammetta, to pick it up and take it to Seattle. It’s so cool that ships can be tracked all over the world via VesselFinder:
After only a couple months on the wait list, I got a slip at the Seattle Yacht Club marina in Portage Bay. That was unexpected, I thought I’d have to wait at least 6 months and probably a year or more.
After months of not being able to get moorage, I was relieved to find one a few weeks ago and now I have two! This one isn’t covered but the location is much better for us, so I’ll give the other one up.
Pfizer’s vaccine was approved last week for 12 to 15 year olds. Havana and Hudson got their first covid vaccination shots today. Virginia Mason and Amazon set up a big vaccination site in one of their buildings downtown and the procedure was well-organized with people and signage guiding us through the building and into the gym – I didn’t know Amazon had a gym. It all just took minutes.
For the first time ever, we had a double Mother’s Day celebration. After Hudson’s flag football game in the morning, Jon, Megan & Emmarie came over to celebrate Mother’s Day with us. Jon and I made seafood paella and a salad, with Hudson’s help, and Havana made a delicious cheesecake for dessert.
Havana wanted to have Mira and Hannah over to celebrate her birthday and wanted the house to herself. So Gay, Hudson, Eva and I went to a hotel for the night. All three were tested for Covid with the BinaxNow at-home test and all passed.
We got home at 11:30am and they said stayed up until 4am or later, they’re not sure, watching movies all night. They will be very tired.
Funny, Mira is wearing a Minor Threat shirt… I was their age when Minor Threat was making music.
We stayed at the new Hyatt Regency hotel (which I learned is the largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest). Thanks to Covid and a mostly empty hotel, I assume, we were upgraded to the Presidential Suite, the largest room in the hotel, which is on the top 45th floor and had a kitchen, dining area and two living rooms. Hudson and Eva’s room was on the 38th floor. It’s not often I get this view of Seattle, it’s amazing to me how much Seattle has grown, and is still growing, in the 24 years I’ve been here.
Gay and I had a cocktail in the bar before dinner then we called Hudson and Eva to come down to the Andare restaurant to join us. Also thanks to Covid, there were only 5 other tables in so it felt like we had the place almost to ourselves.
It’s also my half-birthday today, I’m 51½ today!
Havana turned 14 today. We had a vegetarian pasta dinner of her choosing, watched a movie and had a carrot cake (her favorite) from Deep Sea Sugar & Salt.
It’s scary how fast 14 years has gone by.