10.27.2009

Seattle Trip-Days 3 & 4

Finally wrapping up my Seattle trip recap with days three and four. It already feels like an eternity has passed since we went. Don't you just hate that?

On day three (Saturday) we started the day off with a bus tour that took us to some "off the beaten track" stops. The above photo is the bus in front of the amazon.com world headquarters which was formerly a hospital. Other highlights were a stop at Lake Washington, a peek through the bushes at Kurt Cobain's old house (I felt like such a creepy stalker though-it was weird), and a stop at Volunteer Park.

After the tour we headed over to the Seattle Center, home of all kinds of stuff like the Space Needle, and the above crazy building which houses the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum.

A few pics from the Experience Music Project.

After our tours of the EMP/SFM it was time to meet up with my blog buddy Maggie of Magchunk and her boyfriend Ryan. She lives in Seattle, so of course I hit her up for a get together while I was in town. We met in front of the Space Needle and then went on up to catch some great views of the city.

Maggie & me

After the library debacle from the previous day, I must admit I was a bit nervous to go all the way up to the observation deck, but it really was not bad at all. The views were amazing and I am glad I bucked up and went. My mom would have been so mad if I didn't! (Hi Mom!)

Next Maggie and Ryan took us over to Kerry Park, which had more gorgeous views of the city. This site was also a recommendation by commenter NatalieW, so thanks! After that we went out to dinner at a yummy Italian restaurant in their new neighborhhod. Then after dinner they gave us a tour of their new place, which was so fun to get to see because Maggie has been blogging lately about the move and the decorating process. I just love blog buddies! It was such a cool feeling to not only visit an interesting new place, but to have friends to get together with too. Thanks again Maggie and Ryan for the great time!

The next day we headed over to the Fremont area to check out the Sunday Market and stroll around the shops.

Here I am resting my tootsies in front of the cute store Burnt Sugar, which was a must-see recommendation-thanks again to Tilley Love!

My silly husband on top of the Fremont bridge troll.

After our morning in Fremont, we headed back downtown and did lots more walking around and browsing.

A few shots from the marimekko store.

For our last big hurrah, we got dressed up and had dinner and drinks at Urbane, our hotel's restaurant.

Oooh, shiny.

I had to take a pic of my pumpkin soup with tempera apple slice floating on top! Delish!

Finishing up my "Rainy Day" martini. We didn't realize our meal came with wine accompaniments for each course, so by the end we were definitely seeing double! Gotta go out with a bang, right?

The next morning came too soon. I was so bitter as I packed our bags to go home. We had such an amazing time in Seattle; we saw so much, yet there were still so many things we didn't end up having time to do. We would love to take a return trip in the future. Well, I hope you all have enjoyed my ridiculously lengthy recaps! Thanks again to everyone who left tips on what to see and do, it really helped make our trip one to remember!

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had great fun!! It is so good that you could meet a blog buddy. And Seattle seems to be a really interesting city. Have a nice day! Monika

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  2. See, this is the sorta trip I'd totally want to take. Touristing, shopping, boozing, love it. And I never thought I'd care about Seattle, but now I totally wanna go!

    Oh and hi, I'm Shannon :) This is me de-lurking.

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  3. I would LOVE to go to Seattle! Sounds like you had a great time!!!

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  4. you can come back anytime! So fun to meet up. Next time we'll get a full shopping day ;)

    I'd also like to point out that the weekend you guys were here was miraculously rain-free, and started raining as soon as you guys left! Like, that night!

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