Sunday, August 11, 2013

Hello Seattle

After Portland we took a mini road trip to Seattle for a few days. It was fun to be able to be in a big city, the mountains/country, and the beach all in one day. We stayed with my mom's best friend and her family. They live in an amazing house on Mercer Island about 10 minutes outside of the city, with a view of Mt. Ranier. They have a doc and paddle boards and a boat and jet ski - it was pretty much like staying at a resort!

Once again we headed straight for the food and spent the next 4 days eating our way through the city. We ate at Italian Family Pizza, Bainbridge Crepes, Serious Biscuit (amazing biscuits and gravy), Mora (ice cream), Molly Moon's (more ice cream), Dick's Drive-In, Paseo (famous caribbean sandwiches), Specialty's (cookies), and Pepperdock (fish n' chips and burgers). 

Way good ice cream, but still not as good as Salt & Straw in Portland

Macklemore had filmed his newest music video on the roof of this Dick's the weekend before

Alki Beach

The next day we took our car on the ferry to Bainbridge Island. We shopped, ate, walked around, and hiked. It was a charmer!

Oscar the Optima loved his first boat ride

Future vacation home?

Life motto?

Oversized novelty strawberry?

There were awesome views of the city from the ferry.


The next day we went shopping, to the Space Needle, and then to Capital Hill for more shopping and eating. 

At the tippy top

We finished the night wakeboarding and paddle boarding on Lake Washington

On our last day we tried to pack everything else in that we wanted to do. We started the morning at Pike Place with the fishes and farmer's market goods. 

The gum wall - classic!

I lick it? I lick it.

Flying fish

Amazing bouquets of flowers for $5

Theeee best peaches

Then we took a scenic drive to Snoqualmie Falls

Then we spent the rest of the night at Alki Beach, across the water from the city. We rented a little surrey bike, shopped, watched the sunset, and ate more ice cream! 

I wish the trip could have ended on this moment. Unfortunately the next part was a 13 hour drive home - still worth it! 

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