Mr. Man is going up to Seattle at the end of the month for work, so I'm going with him. It should be a blast! I haven't been to Seattle in like, eleven years or so. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to go see... Pike Place Market is a definite, obviously, and the Space Needle... I'm thinking that the Gas Works Park would be fun as would be The Fremont Troll, but other than that I'm kind of at a loss. Anyone have suggestions on good places to eat or visit while in Seattle?

Anyhow, while I was out and about the other day waiting for the munchkin, I happened upon this little dead-end that had a path up to the lower hill on Twin Peaks, so I parked and walked up to look around and take some pretty pictures.

This one was taken towards the West, overlooking the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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This one was taken facing East, towards the city Skyline, bay and just a teeny-tiny bit of Oakland. Photobucket

It was around Sunset; and the sky was doing some interesting things. I could have wished for less haze, but otherwise I think they came out really pretty. :-)

Mr. Man is going up to Seattle at the end of the month for work, so I'm going with him. It should be a blast! I haven't been to Seattle in like, eleven years or so. I'm still trying to figure out what I want to go see... Pike Place Market is a definite, obviously, and the Space Needle... I'm thinking that the Gas Works Park would be fun as would be The Fremont Troll, but other than that I'm kind of at a loss. Anyone have suggestions on good places to eat or visit while in Seattle?

Anyhow, while I was out and about the other day waiting for the munchkin, I happened upon this little dead-end that had a path up to the lower hill on Twin Peaks, so I parked and walked up to look around and take some pretty pictures.

This one was taken towards the West, overlooking the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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This one was taken facing East, towards the city Skyline, bay and just a teeny-tiny bit of Oakland. Photobucket

It was around Sunset; and the sky was doing some interesting things. I could have wished for less haze, but otherwise I think they came out really pretty. :-)

Smokehouse Fondue

  • 8 oz Gruyere Cheese; shredded
  • 8 oz Smoked Gouda; shredded
  • 8 oz Sharp Cheddar; shredded
  • 4 cloves Garlic; chopped
  • 1 cup White Wine
  • 1 tbsp Flour
  • ½ cup Chopped Smokehouse Almonds
  • Sides for dipping; bread cubes, mushrooms, sausage, broccoli, etc…

Method:Pour wine and minced garlic in to a heavy saucepan over low heat. Bring to a simmer. Toss flour and cheese together to coat. Once wine is at a simmer; stir in cheese one handful at a time, making sure that each handful is completely incorporated before putting the next one in. Once all the cheese is in and fully melted; add in chopped almonds and pour in to warmed fondue pot (A small crockpot can also work just fine)Photobucket

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