Romantically Relaxing at the Roosevelt.

We are staying in the Roosevelt in Seattle for the weekend.  It’s our third time in this hotel in the past three years.  We keep coming back because of the luxury of it.  It’s in the upper price range of most of the locations we stay in for trips and conventions.  Usually you find us residing in a Holiday Inn Express.  But the Roosevelt has much more to it, even if it doesn’t come with a free breakfast.

It’s half a block from the convention center.  It’s also centrally located near restaurants and shops.  The rooms have been updated over the past year and are the epitome of high end.  The view of the city from our room is beautiful.  They offer valet parking and the staff is really friendly.  The staff has suggested many wonderful restaurants in the area, and all have delivered exactly as promised.  Especially Kizuki ramen.  Probably the best ramen I have ever eaten.

It may sound like I’m giving a five star review on *YELP, but we have had nothing but a wonderful experience with this location.  My wife and I are extremely relaxed.  The room is tastefully decorated with only furniture.  No tacky hotel artwork on the walls.  The most artsy thing is the clock radio.  

For a weekend in Seattle, this is a great place to stay.  I’m looking forward to another couple of nights here while we attend Emerald City Comicon.

Four Day Weekend

Time to start my four day weekend.  It’s not a holiday weekend, it’s a weekend away with my wife.  At our first Convention of the year!

I’m super excited about going to Seattle tomorrow.  My wife has a booth again at the Emerald City Comicon.  So even though we are working, we are still getting our geek on.  Lots to do and see.  Plenty of “Convention Carny” friends to meet up with as well.  Hopefully some great food and a bit of romance for my wife and I.  Especially because we are KID FREE ALL WEEKEND!!!

I have finished packing and need some sleep.  If I can.  It’s like adult Christmas for me.  I don’t know if I can sleep.  It will be a nerd haven of friends, making money, food, drinks, board games, videogames, panels, photos, and so much more.  If you happen to be at ECCC stop by 

I shall update daily from my fun filled weekend! 

A weekend away.

It’s sort of like a weekend away…  We are out of town without the kids.  I won’t be at my regular job as a Yardmaster, but I will be working for my wife’s company.

We are at Convention number 3 of this year in less than a month.  Number 4 will be the end of April…  We are going strong and pushing our limits of confined spaces (hotel rooms and road trips).

This weekend is just my wife and I.  It’s our time together without kids, maybe taking in a pub night after the con, maybe going to sleep early without having to shush talking children.  Whatever we decide, it’s a bit of adult time.

This is what the fridge at a convention without kids looks like:


Is 24 beers enough for the weekend away from the kids?

We are in Seattle and enjoyed our first dinner at Blue C Sushi.  Amazing rolls, brought past you on a conveyor belt, and you pick what you want.  I recommend the Spam roll.  It surprised me at how delicious it was.


Spam Sushi from a conveyor belt. Must be high class!

Romance may be in the cards for the weekend, but I think we both just need a breather (even though it’s still a business trip) from our everyday routine.