Last weekend, Nick and I took a road trip to Seattle. If you missed my first post, stop and go read it!
Okay, so day two for us was crazy busy. We started the day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we walked down to the Seattle Center and took the monorail over to Westlake Center Mall. After stopping at Starbucks (it’s Seattle, what do you expect?), we walked down to Pike Place Market. One of the best things about being in the city, is being able to walk around town.
We made it to Pike Place late in the morning, but since it was Saturday, it was filled with people. I have to say, growing up in Auburn (which is not too far south of Seattle) one of my favorite things to do was go up to Pike Place. It’s filled with tons of little cafes, shops, and vendors. All of which you can find just about anything.
Fresh cut flowers, handmade clothing and jewelry, artwork, musicians and of course all the delicious foods. Since our anniversary was last month, Nick wanted me to pick out a pair of earrings from the market. I don’t buy a lot of jewelry and when I do, it’s usually costume or cheap jewelry, so it was a nice gesture from him.
After walking around the entire market and even back tracking a little, I ended up back at a vendor that makes handmade earrings, made with hole punched coins – dimes, quarters, and pennies. I had never seen anything like that before, so I fell in love right away.
While at the market, we thought it would be fun to see if the guy that had drawn our picture six years ago, was still there, and of course he was! I wasn’t expecting him to remember us, but it was just kind of fun. We didn’t get a newer picture, since only the baby was with us. I told Nick maybe one day when we go back, all of us, we can get one.
After a fun morning walking around the market, we headed back up to take the monorail back towards the Seattle Center. It just happened to be a busy weekend there as well, because the Bite of Seattle was happening.
Basically, it’s a ton of food vendors from around the city and area. There was also music, performers, and did I mention food? Seriously, there was food everywhere. I ended up ordering Thai, because that is my latest obsession. Nick got a bbq sandwich, since he’s lame and doesn’t like trying new stuff. We found a stand that had homemade chocolate chip cookie sandwiches, that were also scrumptious.
Having full tummy’s, we headed over to the EMP or Experience Music Project…Stay tuned for Part 3 of our trip!
Klout provided us with hotel stay, a gas gift card and visa gift card to use for our stay. All thoughts and opinions are always my own, and I was neither asked or required to post about our trip.