Here's an excellent expedition for a sunny day: Meet up with a friend and take a long stroll to Earl's in the University District, which has been helping folks get tipsy for the past 20 years. Get your drinks at the bar and take them to the open-air window covered with wire fencing. You can watch the college kids walk by, smell the fresh air, and relearn to love life. Last time I was at Earl's, a young man with sunglasses and a dreamy expression wafted past on the sidewalk, offering strangers hits from a joint and saying, "Man, I love Seattle." Sit at Earl's long enough, and you'll love Seattle, too. (Earl's on the Ave, 4333 University Way NE, 525-4493, 11 am–2 am, 21+)