Our Trip to Seattle

Friday, May 16, 2014

A couple of weeks ago Michael and I embarked on a much needed getaway to Seattle, Washington! It's a 3.5 hour car ride from where we live, and Michael had never been before. My mom generously agreed to watch our pup so we could have a worry free weekend to ourselves. After planning this for months, we were so disappointed when the forecast showed nothing but rain! But we had already made the arrangements and had been really looking forward to it, so off we went!!

The first thing we did was park at the hotel, and then we decided to walk to the Space Needle. It was about a 20 minute walk, and I knew we'd be back to the car before our next adventure, so I decided to leave my rain jacket. BAD IDEA!! After we realized how much of the walk was hills, we decided to take the bus the rest of the way. Plus it had started to rain! When we got there, we went straight to Chihuly Garden and Glass. Oh my word, this place was AMAZING!!! Michael and I were absolutely in awe of all the amazing works of art. It's right next to the Space Needle and absolute must-do if you're in Seattle. Both Michael and I agreed that this was our favorite!

Aren't they incredible works of art? They look so lightweight and airy, but they are made of glass. I couldn't believe it! They said no touching  but I MIGHT have touched one just to see what they felt like! Don't tell!

Next, we made our way to the Space Needle (which was next door to Chihuly). The Space Needle was crazy crowded and there were so many people taking selfies! It was really cool to hear so many different languages being spoken. 

It was so wet and windy!

After we went to the Space Needle, we took the bus to Pike's Place Market. Originally I had planned on picking up my rain jacket after the Space Needle, but taking the bus didn't allow for that. By this time it was raining very steadily! First we went to the original Starbucks during Frappucino Happy Hour. The line was insane!

Next, we hit up Le Panier, a French Bakery that I had read great reviews about on Yelp! We spent $30 just on pastries, but they were sooooo good!

We explored the market and admired all the gorgeous flowers. I couldn't get enough of them! We also got some yummy fish tacos to fuel up!

My flowers!

And this, my friends, is where our trip turned comically awful. Up until this point, we had been using our phones to figure out how and where to take the bus around Seattle. We were ready to go back to our hotel (it was around 6:30 pm), and we had just enough juice left in Michael's battery to figure out which bus took us to the hotel and where the stop was. As we walked in circles trying to find our bus stop, it went from raining to POURING. I had no hood and both Michael and I were absolutely soaked. We couldn't find the bus stop and nobody would help us! We asked bus drivers, people on the street, and people in businesses if they could point us in the right direction. Nobody would! At this point, my mascara was running down my face, I was shivering, and my beautiful flowers were so soaked that the paper wrapping fell off. I stood under a little awning while Michael tried to find help. While I was there, Michael had the GENIUS idea of running into Ross and buying an umbrella!! My sweet husband even used his birthday money to get it!!! There were two umbrellas left, and the first one he brought out was broken, so he had to run in and exchange it. The only one they had left was pink and ruffle-y! He looked so funny holding it! By a stroke of luck we saw our bus stop (45 minutes later) and made it back to the hotel. I think the bus driver could tell how miserable we were because he comped our fare! We settled in our hotel room with TV and french pastries then called it a night!

Our snazzy new umbrella!
We woke up early the next day refreshed and ready to go. After a quick breakfast at the hotel, we packed up and checked out. We stopped at the Seattle Great Wheel on our way out. It was so fun to go on a giant Ferris wheel with a gorgeous view! It was lovely even though it was raining! It was $15 per person but Michael and I agreed it was totally worth it as a once in a lifetime thing! 

I have no idea why this picture is so yellow!
And with that, we headed home!! We had a great time going on adventure and having a little weekend getaway! It was so fun to spend time together with no distractions too. It ended up being quite an expensive little trip (sales tax and food), but totally worth it for us. We were so glad to experience it, but I think next time we'll try the beach!

PS: It was fun to see Stewart signs throughout the city!

FYI: Michael is pointing and not making a lewd gesture


  1. Yay for Seattle!!!! Sorry that nobody helped you :( I would have :)