Thursday, June 28, 2012

WA Vacation Part I: Seattle

I'm finally getting around to posting some photos from my trip out west. I've been running around like a mad woman the past 2 weeks trying to get caught up on work, life, and adjusting to a puppy, that I haven't even had time to sort through photos from my trip. The first weekend I was home, I drove over to Seattle with my 2 sisters and baby nephew (whom I met for the first time!). I wanted to go for a few reason. One, a friend of mine was getting married, and I just didn't want to miss it being that I was so close. Two, I haven't been there in almost 3 years!!! (yikes). Three, I have so many beautiful friends that I haven't seen and I missed them. So it was all around a definite must to go there this vacation.

It down poured all the way through the pass, but let up as we drove into town. Big surprise, I know. Seattle?! We headed right downtown when we got into town. I spent the majority of my time living there downtown because my school was located right by the water. It actually ended up being sunny as we walked through the famous Pike's Place Market (my favorite), for many reasons. Fresh flowers, fresh seafood, fresh veggies...It's just beautiful to look at, and you get samplings of the fresh delicacies:) We also stopped by my favorite french bakery that's right across the street. I used to walk by there every morning on my way to school and smell the delicious, fresh baked croissants and baguettes being pulled from the ovens. I just had to go have my long awaited chocolate croissant. After that, we went to the gum wall, got coffee and looked in shops until we had to head to a dinner date.

I got to eat dinner with 2 very special ladies, Jewel and NeeNee (Sharon). They were like moms (friends) to me when I moved to town, and took care of me all through school. I love them to pieces and we enjoyed a delicious mexican dinner and talked for hours. I had a vegetarian dish that was to die for. Squash tostadas with spinach, goat cheese, and black beans. It was heavenly!

The next morning, my friend Connie threw a lovely brunch so I could see a few of my dear friends. We enjoyed fun little treats and chatted the morning away. After that my sisters and I hit up some shopping to kill time before the wedding that evening. We barely made it to the wedding due to one of the two brides being closed going into down town. That was almost a disaster, but the wedding was delayed for traffics sake, so we only missed the first 10 minutes. The rest of the evening was enjoyable and I was so happy to see my beautiful friend married.

Sunday, we packed up, and got to have a lunch date with a good friend of mine before we left town (who's moving over my way soon!). She shared a favorite restaurant with us called Oddfellows, in Capitol Hill. It's semi-newish and wasn't around when I lived there. I see how it became a favorite of hers. It's charming atmosphere, delightful menu, and Stumptown coffee won me over instantly. We finished off our brunch with frozen yogurt before we hit the road home.

All in all, I couldn't have asked for a better Seattle trip. It was too short to say the least, but I got to experience and see the most important people and things.

My heart is satisfied...until next time. Stay tuned for Vacation Part II! I'll probably have it up next week sometime.

tata for now,


  1. It was so nice to see you!!

  2. Somehow I missed all these. Ohhh, so great! That was a perf visit.