As you may have guessed, I flew out Thursday after work to visit Cora in Seattle. My 7:25 pm flight was a little late taking off, but landed a little early. Neat trick, that. The flight was a little bumpy, which made it hard to sleep. Also, every 15 minutes, they would come on and tell you that in 10 minutes it was GOING to get bumpy.
Needless to say, I was not overly rested when I landed. But Cora was wearing a stunning red dress and and these awesome black boots. I would show you a picture, but my camera melted. My heart melted. Other things didn't melt.
Friday morning, after allowing me to sleep in a little (she has a heart of gold, that one) Cora and I headed out to do a little shopping. And we discovered an interesting tidbit: Cora is out fashion.
When did golden gold fall out of favor with engagement rings? Most everything was in white gold or platinum? But, while nothing was purchased, I view the expedition as a great success. We have narrowed down the parameters on the ring, and I now know what I am looking for.
Other things learned on the shopping excursion:
- While not for the wedding ring, rose gold looks AMAZING against Cora's skin.
- Bailey, Banks, & Biddle is going out of business.
- There are some pretty cool wedding rings for guys, but while the tungsten and carbon fiber one looked cool, it just wasn't serious enough to shout, 'MARRIED'.
After out little shopping excursion, we needed to head back and be there for when Cora's daughter got home from school. (I won't mention that while we were out looking at the tree that crashed through the neighbor's fence, the angel though of locking us out of the house. Wait, I just did.)
Before dinner, Cora and I decided to get a little exercise. No, by heading up and walking some laps up at the track. As we walked, I was always looking up at the amazing cloud formations. And then I realized that it was actually Mt. Rainier.
But after about 45 minutes of power walking hand in hand, the shadows started growing long, and our bellies started growing hungry, so we headed back, picked up Cora's daughter (who stayed home to do her homework) set off for dinner.
The ladies treated me to a nice meal at the Rainforest Cafe. And after dinner, we had their signature Volcano brownie and ice cream dessert.