Tuesday, October 25, 2016


We were long over due for an grown-ups only weekend getaway trip. Being a military brat I've lived all over the world and actually I use to live in Washington state...and somehow never made it to Seattle ever. 

The city is bustling with so many characters and tourists. We couldn't get over the beauty of the historical architecture. Our hotel was near the marina so we had plenty of hills to walk before we arrived at Pike Place for our morning coffee to the first and original Starbucks!

All before 12pm we bought hundreds of dollars worth of crab, lobster, and salmon to be shipped home to us. It was the freshest and most delicious seafood I've ever sunk my teeth into! The fishermen were a sight to see! Shouting every order and all the fisherman yell back in sing-song chorus. We made quick friends with them! 

It felt like home again when I saw the Tlingit tribe influence in the art and in shops. The years I spent in Washington our home was built on an old Indian burial ground. Many times we would have tribes and families hold festivities in our backyard. Dressed in their traditional ceremonial clothing they would invite us to enjoy the music and dancing...and my favorite -- the drums! So seeing the totem pole was special to me. I bought some sage to smudge our new home next year. 

We went to a very late lunch at Brooklyn. It was perfect for us. Art Deco in style and quiet -- the exact opposite of what was right out the doors on the streets of Seattle. We took a tour of oysters. This was an amazing experience! So delicious! The oysters came from all different parts of Washington State and it was amazing to taste the difference and flavors! I highly recommend this! I ordered the Hemingway Daquiri and was not a fan. Which resulted in me calling for a bottle of white wine!

We bought gum and headed to the infamous gum wall. Kevin was mortified by all the germs and everyone's lack of concern for it. I was laughing so hard. I wish I had photographed him but we were sort of intoxicated by this point.  I threw my gum to the wall and we got the heck out of there!

The rest of the trip was a total blur! We left the evening of the next day. 


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