Seattle you gave us good weather and an even better time. First off we went to our air bnb that we had reserved for us and we had a bit of a surprise... by surprise I mean there was a tree house in the back yard! A fricken tree house people. A legitimate tree house in the making that we got to climb up and check out (such a cool experience).
As far as the rest of our trip we had two of the best tour guides (Elias and Nelson) on our first night. They took us around town and showed us Seattle like a local. We had a good dinner with some Moscow Mule's, got to see the skyline at night with only the best views in the best parks, saw Meredith Grey's (yes from Grey's Anatomy) house, the Fremont Troll, beautiful homes, good company, and breezy weather.
The next day we checked out Pike Market Place because that's a Seattle must... we bought beautiful flowers, tried plenty of homemade samples, ate the best Greek Yogurt I have ever had in my life (twice) from Ellenos Greek Yogurt, went to the first ever Starbucks, put our chewed up bubble gum on the gum wall, and ate at Ivar's Salmon House. Every city we went to we tried posting up at a coffee shop for hours so we could get the local vibe and stay in our everyday reality as well. Here, we went to The Conservatory and loved how unique it was inside.
Our last night of the entire trip we spent at the Seattle Mariners game (as a bandwagon fan for the night we got a win and I got another field checked off my bucket list). We ate a ball park hot dog (or two, whoops), snuck into a private party where we kinda "stole" free popcorn, peanuts, and a signed bobble head, and we danced the night away with other Mariner's fans on the sidewalks of downtown Seattle, ate an entire pint of late night ice cream and made lots of new friends.
Not gonna lie the next morning we may have had to sleep in our car for a few hours and used a gas station bathroom as a place to brush our teeth and "shower" in the sink, but hey it happens to the best of us and we had to get ourselves to the airport somehow.
Roadtrip Wisdom: Seattle Edition
- Embrace the freedom that you are given to go out and do whatever you please.
- Being first doesn't always mean being the best.
- Pay attention to one way roads, but know that you can always pivot.
“Stepping into your faith, surrendering and actively pursuing your dream”
“Doing what you want to do, whenever you want to do it without having to face the pressures of life.”
"Being happy with yourself. Its simple. If you don’t enjoy what you're doing and respecting yourself then that is not life and that’s not the dream to me."
"Livin' the dream is being able to do what you love to do whole heartedly.”
"Embracing the freedom that is inherently ours and that we forget we have sometimes. Knowing that you’re never done, there’s always the next step the next thing you’re always advancing.
“Living the dream is being able to prosper and go beyond your dreams and accomplish your goals number one. Number two, be able to help others while your at it and number three, succeed in life no matter what. There is no one stopping you, no one able to stop you.”