A week after my surgery, SJ came to Seattle for a few days! It was pretty strange having her here – the last time I saw her was just over a year ago when we went to Ceres and I interrogated her over US spouse visas.
We decided to spend Wednesday at Museum of Pop Culture, which is a beautiful Frank Gehry designed building (he has a very recognisable style!) just at the base of the Space Needle. I had been there briefly earlier in the year with Alex and a friend, but we had limited time so only visited a few exhibits (including the Jim Henson exhibit) so I was excited to get a chance to have a proper explore.
MoPOP is an awesome museum, with really interesting exhibits – I didn’t think I’d be that into the horror exhibit but it was so interesting to see so many things from movies that I have actually seen! The big exhibit on at the moment is the MARVEL: Universe of Super-Heroes one, which was a lot more interesting to me (as a casual fan) than I expected. Learning about the history of the company was fascinating, and seeing so many different costumes and props from the films we love was awesome. It opened up the weekend before we went, and it’s on until early January 2019, so you’ve got time to come and visit, British friends ;)
MoPOP were kind enough to lend me a wheelchair to go around and that was much appreciated, especially since I had hurt myself the day before trying to walk a few blocks with crutches! We did all of the exhibits (except for the Star Trek one which is about to leave – although I had already seen it previously, and the Holodome one which opens this week I think) in about 3 hours but it was lovely and quiet as we went on a schoolday. (There were classes going around but it was nowhere near as busy as when we went last time on a Saturday afternoon!)
We went outside and took a few outfit photos – I forgot how much easier outfit photos are when you have a person taking them and not just relying on the tripod!
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Top: Romwe via Amazon | Skirt: Amazon | Shoes: Target
Wearing a skirt with the knee brace is the easiest thing to do at the moment, but a lot of people keep saying I’m dressed up! I’m trying to find things that don’t irritate me with the crutches but they’re just an annoyance on their own.
For lunch, we headed to the recently opened SODO Reserve store at Starbucks HQ – although SJ doesn’t drink coffee, we were still excited to see what the place was like! They have their own bakery on site which made some yummy flatbreads, lasagnes, etc and they have a bar (which I totally need to come back and visit) I had a Nitro Cascara Cloud which is a cold brew coffee inflused with nitrogen and has vanilla bean syrup in, and comes with foam on top sweetened with cascara syrup which is made from coffee cherries, and a Rose Honey Latte which is described as a fragrant infusion of caramelized honey, rose water, and earthy cinnamon. The Nitro Cascara Cloud is my go to order when I can get it but the Rose Honey Latte was interesting in its own way – I’m not sure I’d order it again, but it was pretty yum! I say it a lot, but since I moved to this part of the world, I don’t think I’ve drunk so much coffee in my life!
If you’re in the area, the Reserve store is well worth a trip – the staff were all so polite and attentive, and we could have easily spent longer there! People kept coming round with samples of the bakery items and the standard Starbucks cakes, and kept refilling our water glasses as well. If you haven’t been to a Reserve store, make the effort, because they have some really interesting items on the menu!