Forgive me readers (if you are still out there), for I have sinned.
It has been 8 days since my last post.
But I'm not asking for too much forgiveness because I have do have an excuse.
We've been out-of-towners.
Where did you go, you may ask?
Why Seattle, Washington....and we may have had some fun while there.
So I thought I would share a few pictures from the trip to take you there with us.
On our way up to Seattle (we drove) we made the goal to see some of the McMenamins restaurants while temporary residents of Washington.
First up and earlier in the morning we stopped by the Spar Cafe in Olympia. It was a very cool building but all I managed to get a picture of was the bar area, which had piles of old cigar boxes. None of us were terribly hungry so we ducked in then snuck out.
However, I was snacky so I ran down the street to Caffe Vita for a quick drink and snack.
|this thing was like a scone sandwich with raspberry preserves in the middle....IDEA!!!|
We kept driving north and finally reached Seattle.
By that time we were all starving and stopped at another McMenamins: Six Arms..interesting.
It wasn't my favorite....so no pictures for that one.
Okay maybe one:
We then went shopping at University Village for several hours
(mainly to visit the Anthropologie because we miss each other so much).
Guess what I got?
A belt from H&M. WooHoo.
Before I get too ahead of myself, we stayed at a pretty nice hotel: Hotel 5.
The place is pretty close to downtown Seattle, the Space Needle, Pike's Market to name a few.
The price was pretty cheap for Seattle and we even got the third night free due to staying there for more than two nights. If you are looking for a pretty good location and price without donating an organ, you may want to consider this place.
The only drawback is that the motel was undergoing renovation, so some things (the 2nd floor) weren't in the best shape.
Then later that night we went on the Seattle underground tour. Last time we were in Seattle we thought about taking the tour but never got around to it. I'm glad we did this time. It was pretty interesting and so cool to know there are a bunch of old store fronts underground.
That evening we went to Wild Ginger for Thai food. I ordered the black pepper scallops and let me tell ya' it was so very good and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves good food.
The next day we walked to the Pike's Market.
I could probably spend all day there checking booths out, snapping pics and watching people.
As it was, we were there several hours.
We then went to the Experience Music Project better known as the EMP.
It's this crazy shaped building dedicated to the history of music (with a huge emphasis on music that came out of Seattle).
If you are really into music, this is the place for you.
If you aren't that into music (me) there was a pretty interesting exhibit on the making of "Avatar."
I spent quite a bit of time there.
By the way, the EMP is right by the Space Needle and this restful fountain that plays music as it spouts music.
Seeing these things never gets old.
|shameless self portrait|
We then ate at the Space Needle in the revolving restaurant.
The food is pretty good (and expensive!!!) and the atmosphere romantic, beautiful and amazing.
If you get the chance to visit it, do it!
|Seafood fettuccine with salmon,scallops, some type of white fish, bacon and fresh peas...oh and a crispy craw fish|
|Walls of books from Top Pot|
|A mirrored booth...beautiful!|