I wish we could capture smell with a photograph. Wafting smells of baked confections combined with salty seawater and rows of flowers–downtown Seattle is a cacophony of wonderment.
Piroshky Piroshky at Pike Place Market- definitely not gluten free but worth the long wait in line for a bite
Our favorite thing of all in Seattle was the Chihuly Gardens–this glassblower artist produced some of the most amazing sculptures we’ve ever seen! If you get your arm stamped, head back at night to see the glass lit up. Breathtakingly beautiful!
Unfortunately the night we decided to head up the Space Needle with our 6 pm reservation, two of the three elevators were out of order. Rather than working to accommodate the hundreds of people with just space needle reservations, the staff at the Space Needle decided those with dinner reservations took preference. We waited over 2 1/2 hours to get to the the top. The view was pretty spectacular at the top but we felt rather let down after such a long and belabored wait!
The city has its own kind of beauty and color. While I realized after two days of walking the streets of Seattle that I am most definitely a country girl, I find the sites of the city fascinating. I did not find the blatant begging of people at every corner as fascinating. Seattle has a HUGE homeless issue and I was stunned at how open people are to stand there and ask you for money. It was on almost every corner, all day, all night.
I am a Duck Boat Tour fan. In my opinion, it’s one of the best ways to hear the history of the city and you always get to be on the water. Seattle’s Duck tour was no exception. We even saw the famous gray house from “When Harry Met Sally.”
The restaurants in Seattle were simply divine. Gluten Free, vegan, fresh, farm to table produce. I loved them! This little place, The London Plane, was no exception. While sitting is this perfect cafe environment, I enjoyed my cold pressed coffee with a trio of vegetable hummus. Yum!One final highlight was the EMP museum. While I’m not a football fan in any life, I did enjoy the Seahawk exhibit. The quote below stood out to me…perhaps it will be my mantra this next school year!
I have to give a shout out to my friend, Kathie Delph. She sent me two amazing lists–things to do and places to eat. Those guides were my lifeline to seeing this city as a local does. Amazing recommendations. If you travel to Seattle, shoot me a message and I’ll get those lists to you!