May 3, 2018

Spring in Seattle!

FILED IN: CEPhoto Travels

In mid March, David and I had the opportunity to travel to Seattle, KID FREE!!! This was my first trip to Washington and I was so excited to explore Seattle as it’s always been a place I’ve wanted to visit. I figured with it being March it would be cold and rainy the whole time, so it felt like such a gift to get the most gorgeous weather during our stay! It was an average of 55 degrees and sunny the whole time we were there, WIN! Spring blooms were popping up everywhere which was especially fun since we did not yet have any here in Colorado. Budding trees and random daffodils that we’d spot on our walk to breakfast made my heart happy. Speaking of breakfast, we had the most DELICIOUS scones you’ve ever tasted each morning, I have been trying to recreate them ever since. If you are ever in Seattle, stop by Irwin’s Bakery & Cafe in Wallingford.

Our first day we explored the city and had fun at Pike’s Place Market. This area of the city is beautiful and has such a fun energy about it. The sun was shining, live musicians playing and second story window boxes filled with daffodils lined the entire square. You guys, I could NOT GET OVER THESE!!! They were gorgeous! We spotted the original Starbucks which had a line well out the door and wound our way through the farmers market. I was bummed not to see the fish throwers–yes I am such a tourist! Thanks to a recommendation, we grabbed some mac n cheese and a panini from Beecher’s and ate it down at the waterfront. We took a ride on the Seattle Great Wheel, which on the clear day we had gave us some spectacular views.

Later that day we drove around the Queen Anne neighborhood and stopped by Kerry Park for some more beautiful views of the Seattle skyline. Thanks to another recommendation, we had a delicious Mexican dinner at Little Water Cantina. Highly recommend if you are into homemade chips, yummy guac and margs like myself.

The following day was even more beautiful than the one before. We took the ferry to Bainbridge Island where we walked around soaking in the sunshine, boats, popping in and out of cute shops and eating a long leisurely lunch at Doc’s Marina Grill. Some of my favorite shops were a converted gas station
Seaside Station and Salt House Mercantile…I basically wish our house looked just like this shop and wanted to buy everything in there. After a full day on Bainbridge we were wiped so we had dinner and wine at our cute rental house in Wallingford. Seattle has so many more things I would love to explore, so hope we get to go back soon!

*For sake of ease, some of the photos below were taken with my iPhone.

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