Sorry it’s been over a month since my last blog post, I’ve been traveling the world (ok only the country, and it’s really only Seattle and Vegas). I like to exaggerate ok. So here I am, back at it again! I was going to do July favorites, but I’ll do that next week. This week I really wanted to talk about my experiences and adventures in Seattle. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.
To start, this was my first time in Seattle. I was really excited to visit the city because everyone keeps telling me that this is my city, that I would absolutely love it.
And guess what? They were right.
The city is full of coffee, parks, hipsters and awesome people. It’s everything I love all rolled into one city. Every corner is full of surprises and excitement. I think the reason why I love it so much is because it’s a lot like home, but bigger and better. Have you ever been to a city that immediately feels like home and you know you could live there forever? There has only been two cities that have done that to me and Seattle is one of them, along with San Francisco.
So in the past month, I’ve been to Seattle twice. The first time was to visit my sister, brother-in-law and little precious niece, Stella. The first time was spent doing many “tourist-y” things. When I went back, it was the sole purpose to see One Direction. Don’t judge me, you all know that at one point of your life you have sang along to a 1D song, don’t lie. Their tunes are so damn catchy and they’re not bad to look at, AT ALL.
The first time was spent a lot in Port Orchard, where my family lives, but we did go into the city quite a few times. We visited Pikes Market, which is something everyone should experience once in their life, and while you’re there, order the crab legs and jumbo shrimp, it’s worth the $30. It’s crazy how much is packed into that market, vendors literally crammed into every corner. It’s a lot to take in at once, but it’s exciting to experience. While you’re there, you should also visit the original, the OG, Starbucks, which is right across the street from the market. Don’t stand in the ridiculously long line, but do take a selfie in front of it. If you really want Starbucks, there is one down the street where you don’t have to wait in line for 40 minutes for.
We also went to many ramen shops while in the city, but that will all be posted on the ramen blog!
For father’s day, we went to a Mariners game. I love baseball, but I realized I only like when the Rockies are playing. I’m only excited when my team is playing, so I just mainly walked around the stadium. Let me tell you, there is so much food at the stadium. Clam chowder, garlic fries, Chinese food, sushi. It makes Coors Field look like a little sad gas station compared to SafeCo. Oh and a little warning, if you don’t like chunks of garlic in your fries, don’t get the infamous garlic fries served at almost every stand.
While there we also visited the Chihuly Museum. If you are not familiar with Chihuly’s work, he is a glass sculptor that calls Washington home. We wanted to take my grandma to see the museum because we knew she would enjoy it. If you’re ever in Seattle, I highly recommend going, I’m not a huge fan of glass sculptures, but this museum and his work is actually pretty mind blowing. I’ll let the pictures explain for themselves.
When I went back to see 1D, I stayed with one of my good friends, Taylor (Ashton). She took me all over the city, places she knew I would enjoy. We went to the Starbucks Reserve which was so pretty. Literally one of the prettiest coffee places I’ve ever been to. Granted it was about $6 for a cup of coffee, but it’s totally worth it. She took me to Gasworks park and the Fremont Troll, which if you don’t know are both in ’10 Things I Hate About You.’ It was a lot of fun, because it was a different part of the city that actually made me want to move to, badly.
And of course the 1D concert. Getting there was a little chaotic, details I won’t go into. But, they opened the concert with their song ‘Clouds’ with fireworks bursting out and I’m going to be honest with you, I bursted into tears, I was that girl. I mean I was under a lot of emotional stress at the time, but I probably would’ve done the same thing if I wasn’t stressed out. The concert was AMAZING. Of course my phone died the minute it started, but I think it was better that way, because I was unplugged from the rest of the world and got to just focus on my husband(s). I won’t go into detail about the concert because then you would realize how crazy I am about them, but it was definitely an experience I thought I never would be able to enjoy and I had the time of my life.
Are you still reading? Thank you times 1,000 if you are because this post was a doozy. I had a lot of fun in Seattle and I just wanted to share my adventure. I’m still trying to figure out what to do with my life and Seattle confused me even more, but in a good way. I think it opened up my options, and one day I’ll get my ass over there.
Until next time!