I love this awesome photo I took on top of the Smith Observatory
I’m in Love
My anxiously awaited flight to Seattle with one of my closest friends was cancelled due to fog. The idea of fog to this Vegas girl was foreign but not unusual for the Northwest. But we were off early the next morning excited to see this amazing city and visit another close friend.
Food is ever on the mind when visiting a new city. What discoveries will one make exploring the out of the way eateries only natives know?
We found a cafe called the Volunteer, organic to Seattle with real Coca Cola, you know, made with cane sugar. I’m sure hundreds of places serve real Coke, but for me it was a surprise, refreshing and it felt new and unique.
My delicious chicken salad sandwhich
In the cool, crisp air we headed down to the Market. Always known as just the “Market” it is the famous Pike Place Market on Pike Street. Everything smells of salty sea, fresh caught fish, the clean air, and so many flavors of food you can almost taste them. I saw a flying fish!
Artist’s works were displayed, flowers were a canvas of colors, and the uniqueness of this city seems to permeate the people I met.
I was in love.
Watch out for the flying fish!
The weirdest attraction I saw and I’ve seen many living in Las Vegas and experiencing the strip too often, was The Gum Wall. It was through a back alley. Maybe it was hidden back there, not being Seattle’s finest, and perhaps not everyone’s vision of what they want to take back home with them. And when you think about it – gum chewed by thousands of people then sticking it on the wall is just nasty. No gum from me but I couldn’t resist taking pictures.
Yumm Gross gum!
We opted out of visiting the Space Needle, too touristy. Instead we walked to the Smith Tower. From the observation point we saw Seattle in all it’s awesomeness, panorama style. Photographs just can’t do justice to the real thing but here is one I particularly like.
We walked to Pioneer Square, a place so historical I wouldn’t even begin to describe it. Underneath are the remains of old Seattle that burned down in a fire. We bought cow drop cookies, which sounds a little gross but delicious. From Cupcake Royale we got cupcakes, of course!
We ventured into one of the most unusual and unique toy stores.
A store among so many, we just didn’t have time to do it all.
Classic, Red Velvet, Salted Caramel, Carrot, and Lemon Flavors!
More food outside of town called Skillet. Of all places, they served the most delicious Mac and Cheese I have ever eaten. In my whole life. Even my own.
Yes. The food, good company, the sights, sounds and smells to fill my desert depleted senses, I am truly in love with this city.
Enjoy these photos. Part deux is coming up soon!