Seattle Trip-Day 1

I am having the hardest time editing down the Seattle photos-so I'm going to have to break my posts up as to not overload you guys all at once! I always love to hear about what other people see and do on vacations, so I'm going to give you all the deets. Take 'em or leave 'em.

Let's start at square one-the plane ride! I've mentioned before my phobia of planes, and this was a whopping two hour flight-not long for you probably, but an eternity for me! I tried to make the best of it though, and took some pics out the window to pass some time.

Once safely on ground-mwah mwah mwah, I love you earth-we took a taxi right to our hotel. We stayed at the Hyatt at Olive 8 and I highly recommend it. The staff was so nice, it had a great restaurant and bar and was located in the heart of downtown, literally a few steps to shopping and a short walk to the Pikes Place Market. Check out our pimp room! We had a corner room, so two whole walls had floor to ceiling windows. The bed was soooo comfy too.

Here's my hubby checking out the city view.

After freshening up at the hotel we went right down to the Pike Place Market to check it out. Much to be seen here-tons of food, flower and craft vendors along with shops and restaurants.

There were rows and rows of amazing bouquets like this ranging from only $5-$15!

Oodles of fresh fish vendors, which made for a stinky experience, but cool nonetheless. I got to see some of the guys throwing fish around which was fun. Couldn't get my camera out quick enough for a pic though.

By then it was late afternoon and we were starving, so we sought out The Pink Door on Post Alley thanks to reader Tilley love's tip! It was Happy Hour, so we ordered an assortment of mini-meals that were all oh-so delicious!

This little piece of heaven had some yummy melted cheese, wild mushrooms and figs on top of french bread.

We sat out on the patio, which was colorfully decorated and had a beautiful view of the water.

After our meal, we wanted a coffee so we strolled over to the original, first ever Starbucks store. There it is in all it's glory. I kid, it is rather unassuming. We went in and I ordered-what else-a Pumpkin Spice Latte.

With coffee in hand and a sunset on it's way, we headed down to the pier.

Here's a view looking up at the city from down at the pier.

After some snuggling on a bench watching the sunset, we headed back to our hotel.

Snapped a few more pics along the way of course!

Later we went out for dinner and drinks at Von's because it was right by our hotel and we were sick of walking! Note: I took this picture the next day because I forgot to take one that night. That's why it's light out. In case anyone is even following this story (maybe you, Wendy? You still reading this?)

Anywho, they had some fun stuff up on the ceiling and a nice bar.

Here I am capping off the night with a "Skinny Bitch" martini.

Whew! What a day! After that it was off to beddy-bye to rest up for day two!


  1. I am LOVING the play-by-play. Seattle is one of my most favorite cities! I too was surprised by how the small the original Starbucks was in person too! Can't wait to see more!

    ps. love your ring in that last pic! Cute!

  2. Great pics... thanks for the tour of seattle! The original starbucks does indeed look rather unassuming!

  3. What a fun trip - can't wait to see more pics Jackie!

  4. You scored big by eating at the Pink Door your first trip here!! Ammmmmazing!!! Love the photos and glad the weather held up because it is nasty nasty today! My parents are coming in town and wish the sun would peak out.

  5. You got some great shots so far! Can't wait to see your ferry pictures! I'm uploading the photos from Ryan's camera this weekend (haven't had a spare moment!) so I'll post those on Tuesday? Will that be "Day 3"?


  6. Glad you enjoyed your trip and made a visit to the Pink Door. And, how cool that the weather held up and you were able to eat on the patio!

  7. Jill-Thanks! The ring is the closest I could find like the one on your consult for me :)

    Maggie-Yes, my plan is to post day 2 on Mon and day 3 on Tues, but we'll see how the weekend goes! You can post your pics whenever you like-you don't have to wait for me.

    Melissa-Thanks again for the recommendation. I hit up Burnt Sugar too and it was such a neat shop!

  8. Hi Jackie, I loved the pics and yes I am still reading your blog. My bestie with her secret life. LOL

  9. Glad you had fun! I enjoyed reading about Day 1 and I look forward to more re-caps! You visited at just the right time...Seattle is back to its rainy, cloudy self.

  10. what's a skinny bitch martini? why don't i know about this?!? i want THAT at the finish line :)

    love all the pics...last one is my fav. i've always wanted to go to the original starbucks where the starbucks mermaid lady shows her tatas.

  11. wow~ love your pics. it is always so fun to getaway! looks as if you were having my type of *tour* through a city. look, eat, drink...take a pic, eat, drink... :)
    looking forward to part 2 & 3!!!

  12. Oh so much fun! And I'm jealous! I heart Seattle so much; my in-laws live there but we never get out and do stuff, we stay home and socialize, which is great, but the city, the market, strolling, I'm living vicariously through you!

  13. this looks like so much fun! hope you're having a blast!