This is the most long overdue post ever. Over six months ago, Brad and I journeyed to Seattle where we indulged. Then we returned home to have our job situations turned on their heads. Not cool. We should have just stayed in Seattle. Here's how we spent those few glorious too-good-to-be-true days though.
NATURE + SIGHTS
We were in Seattle for just a few days but we squeezed in a lot. First, we drove around the city to see the water, see the forest, and then we spent a day walking from Pike's Place Market all the way to an uphill park [Prospect Park] that had a great view of the city. We spent a sunny afternoon in Gasworks Park, and on our last day we took a ferry to Bainbridge Island to enjoy the waters and views.
ART + SHOP
Pike's Place was an obvious stop as two former market managers, and there we found art, flowers, food and even a DC Crafty Bastards vendor who calls the outlying retail spaces along the waterfront home. We stumbled upon my latest obsession shop - Moorea Seal - and Seattle's economy supports more book stores than either of us imagined was possible in 2016. It's really refreshing.
The first place we stopped for lunch was in the International District where a huge multi-cultural Asian marketplace exists with stalls of mouth-watering food that cured my cold. We had amazing Korean food, and I've been CRAVING it ever since. We over-indulged on coffee and tea, especially at a little shop where we enjoyed Red Tea Lattes, which was more enriching than imagined. Our last meal in the city was happy hour at a little taco joint with the coolest decor and best steak tacos around.
Have you been to Seattle? What are your favorite stops so we know for when we move!? ;)