Last Sunday the weather was absolutely gorgeous – bright and sunny, warm even. We woke up late, and decided to go out for brunch, so we got ready and headed out over to Kenny & Zuke’s.
It’s always nice to have an excuse to head downtown on a weekend, as we don’t get downtown all that often, and during the week it’s just a mess of traffic, so we prefer to avoid it. On the weekend, though, the character changes dramatically, and people are just meandering around, the streets are calm, and the atmosphere is really nice.
Anyway, we got in and got seated, and had a delicious breakfast (with enough leftovers between us for another full breakfast). Their pastrami is really something, and they have a great deli counter as well, with fresh-made bagels, some meats, home-made pickles, herring in cream sauce, wine sauce, mustard, gravlax and novalax – great place.
From there, we gathered up our leftovers (plus lunch for the next day that we bought from the deli) and decided we’d leave our bikes and take the streetcar over to the NW 23rd shopping area, and just walk around a bit.
The trees this last week or so have been really popping, and the colors everywhere are amazing.
We made it over, and Patrina bought some paper for a project she’s going to do, and we looked for a few other things, with not much luck, but also got some large tea canisters and few other random bits and bobs.
We hopped back on the streetcar and headed back to our bikes, then rode back over the river to our favorite Japanese market, Anzen, and bought food for dinner, stopping to take a look at the view at the top of the east bank.
Since we had stuff in the panniers, I waited with the bikes while Patrina went in for food.
We went home and made dinner, and had a nice evening relaxing before both heading back to work the next day. It felt so nice to just take a whole day and relax, do whatever we felt like, and enjoy the nice weather while we still have it.
Have you all taken any relaxation days recently? What do you find relaxing and enjoyable to do when you have a whole day to yourself?