Washington State Part 2 - Seattle

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Local. Fresh. Original. Green. Scenic. Wet. Funky.

There are so many words you could use to describe Seattle, but these are just some of the ones I like to think characterize it best. There are so many facets to the city that the only way that you can truly understand its diversity is to experience it for yourself.

After our stay at Treehouse Point for the first half of our Washington State vacation, we ventured into the bustling city of Seattle for the second half. It was quite a big contrast from living in a tree, but there was so much to see and do, we no doubt loved every minute.


We spent the first of our remaining days there walking through the streets, checking out local shops at the famed Pike Place Market. We sipped the tastiest coffee, sampled incredible local and organic foods, watched the guys at Pike Place Fish Market toss around some salmon, marveled at the selection of gorgeous fresh flowers, and listened to the melodies of a variety of different buskers along the way.





We even stopped by the original Starbucks to grab ourselves a couple of lattes! Talk about a busy shop!

On the rainiest day, we popped over to explore the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit. If you've never heard of Dale Chihuly's work, I definitely recommend checking him out. I am not usually one that likes to go to art museums and browse for hours, but seriously, this one is worth your time. His story is so interesting and his work is breathtaking.


Mike was especially interested because for our anniversary last year, he worked with a local glass blower in Baltimore to make me a glass vase. He learned all about the glass blowing techniques and so it was really neat to see him get excited about this place.

My favorite view was from the glass house looking up at the space needle towering above us. With the rain tapping lightly on the glass ceiling, the vibrant figures appeared even more delicate and beautiful.

By far, the most exciting part of our stay in Seattle was visiting with my family. We were so lucky to be able to go out to dinner with them on two separate occasions and we didn't stop chatting and laughing the entire time. I so wish that we could have stayed longer and spent more time with them, but it just gives us an excuse to book another trip!

Washington State has most definitely found a special place in our hearts and we cannot wait to venture back to the west coast to explore again!


  1. I REALLY want to visit there someday!! :)

    1. You should! It is SO worth the trip! :)