Just before new year’s eve, Ilda and Luisa arrived. Luisa stayed with us for three weeks, and Ilda will be around till late March.
Wow, what a blast. It’s funny how you need to have someone visit before you really discover a city. We trundled over all the usual stuff – the Space Needle (for free, courtesy of a gift card that Faybs had), Pike Place market, International district; but it was really interesting to see the city from someone else’s perspective. For example – the museum of flight. I have been there a couple of times, and I enjoy it, but they really were amazed by it, the way someone who sort of takes something for granted (like planes flying) suddenly realizes the intricacies and cleverness of it all. It was a very fun trip. My favourite parts were the eating (oh, we cooked amazing stuff each night), and all the shopping – proper girl-style shopping, with hours and hours looking at shoes and waiting outside changing rooms. I was amazingly bored all the time, but I had a blast; relaxed me nicely, gave my mind plenty of chance to wander, and reminded me how nice it is having Ilda around. I guess they appreciated it, because I got a very nice present (I will post about it later).