Friday, March 11, 2016

Hello, from the Other Side...

...but now I'm back on this side!

I've always wanted to go to Seattle + my roommate suggested we go while our friends live out there. So in January, we picked a weekend + booked our tickets. I guess this is another item to check off the list - just picking a city + going. The morning we left seriously felt like Christmas morning :-) 

Y'all - I love New York for so many reasons, but I think Seattle might be coming in a close second! I have the prettiest Hunter rain boots, so If I ever move out there (probs not) I'll have that covered. It has the big city lights, but also has a small town feel. From what I learned, its divided into all these neighborhoods that are about 10-15 minutes apart and they all feel like little towns. 

Prepare for a lot of photos! 


Clearly I need to clean this mirror, but I bought this kimono the night before the flight. I love it! 

Flying into Seattle!!

These photos do not do it justice, but it was a beautiful day for Seattle in February :-) 

The Space Needle! (you can barely see it in the background of the groupie)

See it even looks great with a white shirt! 

They were giving out free candy at the grocery...J loves Starbursts as much as I love Starbucks.

"City lights are my love language"
That first night, our friends took us to this amazing look-out spot. 

Cider houses are necessary. 


The Public Market!
This is one of the main things Seattle is famous for + it was a typical rainy Seattle day.

 Rows and rows of fresh flowers, handmade items, + lots of seafood. They even do a fish throw at one of the booths!

Still in shock we were here! 

Beecher's cheese came highly recommended by friends - their grilled cheese was delicious. 

Mini donuts? Yes please! 
Maple Bacon? ehh not as great as it sounds. 

The gum wall. 

Y'all...... the FIRST Starbucks. 
It seemed we got to every restaurant right before the lines got long :-)

Oh, Pike Place Market, I'll be back! 

 Safeco Field (Seattle Mariners Baseball) + Century Link Field (Seattle Seahawks Football)

I love baseball! 

When the big bro recommends a beer + your friend takes you there, a picture is necessary. 
A Manny from Georgetown Brewing (I think) 

DAY THREE - Hello, Oregon! 

I mean, how beautiful is this {3 hour} drive?

Astoria, Oregon.
Home of the Goonies! 
{Confession: I've never seen that movie, but stop by the visitor center and the lady can give you all the info on the town!}

I think this is in the movie?

Oh this view! 

So many cool mosaics on this Tower! 

Perfect River views. 


Pano from the top. 

I love these people. 

Old wharf

Love this friend! Thanks for letting us crash at your place! 

So, I ordered clam chowder, because you know, we were on the coast. My friends told me it wouldn't be as good as the East Coast...and it was not as good as I hoped, but it was still delicious. 
*the crackers were even labeled as from the EC! haha joke on me. 

Seriously, this place was gorgeous! Such a cute coastal town. 

The look of spending 12 hours with too many girls. 

We found the coast! 

You can drive on these beaches. 

A guy named Peter ran his boat ashore + was told the tide would take him back out. 
Clearly it did not. 

*insert Adele song lyrics here*

photo cred: JCadleP

So thankful for time & adventures with these friends!

That sunset, though! 
Thanks for driving & putting up with us

Sunset sideviews. 

 Skyline lovin'

Sunday morning brunch + double coffee. 
If you go to Seattle, go to Wandering Goose! 

I miss you already! 

Last Starbucks in the Emerald City! 

Thanks for hanging around to view my trip! 
Have you been to Seattle? What were / are your favorite places?