Seattle had way more hills than I thought. These "hills" were incredibly steep. Especially ones by Pike's Place. Okay, I'll stop whining now, and show you the beauty that is Seattle!!
High waisted shorts and a tank for breakfast! I forgot to snap a pic of my Mexican inspired breakfast potatoes with black beans, cheese, salsa, and sour cream. Yum!
The water was pretty chilly, even for a Minnesota girl like me!!
Lunch/dinner was a grilled cheese sandwich with chicken. I thought the fries here were awesome!
Mariners baseball game! My husband did not consent to be in my blog... but I think he looks cute. :)
Is it sad that one of my favorite memories is of this massive Ice cream cone at the ball game? haha! The Mariners also won, so that was great to see!
The field provided some stunning view of the Seattle skyline as the sun came down and the ferris wheel lit up. The Space Needle looks great!
This clutch and bracelet were my favorite parts of my outfit for day 2!
Breakfast was Chicken and Waffles! It had a sweet and spicy red sauce on it that was quite good!
Then we went and shopped at all the amazing stores downtown. I had to take this shot because I'm laughing at myself for beelining straight to the fall fashion at the beginning of summer. It's pretty obvious what my favorite fashion season is!
These were my purchases! This striped dress from H&M was a whopping 13 dollars and fit like a dream! The crotchet shorts are a big mystery to me. I wear medium at Forever 21, or sometimes large. These were a small... very strange. I also picked up those two accessories. I purchased the mermaid tray at the aquarium. I don't have any pictures from the aquarium currently, (I think the hubby might have a few) but it was one of our favorite things we did! Finally, I got two bath products from Lush. I have always wanted to visit a Lush, and never been near one! I'm super excited to try them out.
Pike's Place Farmer's Market was sooo cool! Yes, it was rather crowded, but that didn't bother me. Also, the fish smell that everyone talks about is not that bad. I guess being from Minnesota has made me more used to it!
The best part is definitely the flowers!! Peonies pretty much don't exist where I live, so I took a zillion photos of these beauties. The smell of the flowers and the fruit markets was amazing. I wished I could have taken some home!
Then we took a ride on the iconic wheel. Honestly.... you should probably save your moeny. The view is pretty cool, but 15 bucks a person?!? Roadside robbery if you ask me. The boxes were very hot, so when we exited and saw people in line to buy tickets I told my husband, "I should tell them to save their money. I'll put them in a hot shoebox for 5 dollars!" and started laughing hysterically. Don't worry, he thought it was as weird as you do. But really, save your money on that one!
It took us so long to ride the busses downtown, that when we arrived it was close enough to lunch to skip breakfast. Beecher's Handmade Cheese was pretty cool! You can see the workers from the restaurant area. I had a grilled cheese, which was okay, but this Mac-n-cheese was to die for!
I finished up my lunch with a "make your own smoothie" from the market.
Mine turned out green like this because I added spinach! Here is my outfit of the day... a super sweet lady at the Space Needle told me it was the perfect outfit: feminine but not too feminine. I love kind strangers!
Space Needle was next! Tourist trap, and lots of lines!
But this view of Mt. Rainier (the tallest peak in the Cascades) made it worth it!
Next we hit up a science museum (I'm horrible about names) where I randomly found all these license plates with my name on it!! ha! :)
Random photo opp at a huge popsicle.
Our second meal was fried seafood back down in the market.
Finally on a plane back home! So ready for the quiet of our little home. We are not quite city people! What was I staring out the window at??
And later, this: the setting sun as we traveled home.