First snow (and hot chocolate) of the season!

When we left mild, sunny Seattle yesterday morning to hike the Mt. Kendall Catwalk, we had no idea what was waiting for us at the top of the mountain. Tad and Karen were smart enough to bring warm hats but Alex and I didn’t realize how cold it would be. All we could think about on the way down was how to find a cheeseburger and some hot chocolate.

Lucky for us, Karen recommended Red Mill, a local burger joint on the west side of the lake. It is no Ikeda’s (though just as crowded), but it hit the spot. The vanilla and boysenberry milkshakes and the onion rings were the perfect end to our day.

Now that it’s raining more in the city, we’ve started looking for the ideal cup of hot chocolate. Lucky for us, we didn’t have to go very far today because Chocolati is only a few blocks down the street. I just tried their house blend and Alex had a half chocolate/half coffee. Both were awesome and very reasonably priced. Uh oh…