Seattle Itinerary

My sister and I just got back from Seattle for the weekend and it’s all a blur! We had so much fun but we’re so exhausted! The plane times in and out were so weird, but we managed to make the most of our time together.

Caution: Get ready for a picture overload!

Day One:

We drove out to the see the Pacific Ocean and the Hoh Rain Forest, and full disclosure, I didn’t get out of the car because I was feeling sick so I thought it best just to hang tight. Then, we stumbled upon the cutest beach town for lunch. The community is called Seabrook and we ate at a restaurant at the front of the town called Mill 109. We decided to split a ton of appetizers (full of crab dip and shrimp) and I got a grilled chicken caesar salad. It was all so delicious! Our dad actually lives in Auburn, outside of Seattle, in apartments on a side of a mountain. But if you drive to the top, there is a little village that looks like a ski resort that has a grocery store, shopping, and restaurants. We decided to grab some doughnuts there at Legendary Doughnuts where they had the biggest doughnuts I have ever seen.

The Pacific Ocean!

The Pacific Ocean!

My adorable sister Jackie in front of the Pacific Ocean... at least she was able to get a good shot on the other side of the US of A.

My adorable sister Jackie in front of the Pacific Ocean… at least she was able to get a good shot on the other side of the US of A.

A building in the Seabrook community! It was all so cute!

A building in the Seabrook community! It was all so cute!

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Mill 109...Fantastic food!

Mill 109…Fantastic food!

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The two sets of doughnuts on the right are so huge! You have the “Homer Simpson” in the middle and “Fat Albert” on the right.

Day Two:

We set out into the city to see and do all the touristy things the city has to offer. Traffic is crazy so we spent a lot of the time in the car, but our first stop was at Pike’s Place Market. Loved it. It has tons of vegetables, flowers, seafood, and other produce and goods to choose from. I would have loved to pick out some flowers if we were staying longer. Off from the Market is also the Original Starbucks! We couldn’t really get anywhere near the inside (or the patience to do so), so we just snapped a pic from the outside. Then, we ventured over to the Waterfront to look at the Great Wheel and grab a snack at The Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar (more crab dip!). Next stop, the Space Needle! Of course, the line to go to the top was outrageous so we took some photos, browsed the gift shop, and got out of there. We also saw a house that is surrounded by stores, because the owner refused to sell it (it’s said it was the inspiration for the movie UP!) and the Fremont Troll. I wanted to go do the Underground Tour, but by that time we were all exhausted so we rested for a while then ate supper at The Rock, a great pizza place with a rock n’ roll atmosphere in the village close to Dad’s apartment.

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The beautiful flowers inside the Market!

The beautiful flowers inside the Market!

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Just strolling through the streets of the Market...

Just strolling through the streets of the Market…

The Original Starbucks...sorry for the bad angle!

The Original Starbucks…sorry for the bad angle!

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The Great Wheel!

The Great Wheel!

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The Space Needle of course!

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The UP! House

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A sign for Edith’s Memorial Balloon wall! The lady who owned the house would not sell it, so they built buildings around it. She has now deceased but you can place balloons on the fence in her memory!

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The Fremont Troll…it’s creepy and cool all at the same time…not many things could pull that off.

Day Three:

This was our last day and we were pretty tired from the day before, so we decided to take it easy. We went shopping, packed because our flight was set to leave at 12:34 the next morning, and spent a few hours at the Muckleshoot Casino (don’t worry, I lost about five bucks and was out), then we were off to the airport!

My view at 1:00 in the morning.

My view at 1:00 in the morning.

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On our way back to Birmingham!

We already have a list forming of things to do when we go back! Thanks Dad for a great time!

~Jess

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