This weekend I visited my roommate Jacqueline in Seattle! I've been wanting to visit her for the past few years now, and I'm so happy I finally got the time to go see her and the city. Another goal I get to cross off of my 101 in 1001 list! I went with one of my other roommates Stephanie, and we had the best time exploring the city and seeing everything that we've heard Jacqueline talk about for the last two years!
We drove straight to the Space Needle from the airport. We had a reservation at the spinning restaurant at the top, and the food was glorious! It was a three course brunch, and we ended up staying way too long chatting about what we have all been up to this summer.
I was so in love with the view. I was snapping pictures left and right and got this amazing one of the skyline plus Mt.Rainier in the background! It's funny how similar Seattle was to San Francisco, at least in some parts, and I felt so at home in the city.
Right next to the Space Needle is the Chihuly Museum of blown glass. All the art is amazing, but my favorite was this flower sculpture out in the greenhouse-like area. Isn't this such a cool view of the Space Needle?
We also traveled to a place called Carillon Point out near Jacqueline's house, and it was so beautiful out by the water. It was around sunset and there was a wedding happening at the hotel nearby which made the visit even better. There were so many sailboats and people walking along the dock, it was probably one of my favorite places that we went to during the trip.
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We took a picture in front of where the wedding was being held (don't worry, it was after the ceremony was over and the party had left!)
Of course we went to Pike's Place Market as well! We saw the first Starbucks ever, however we didn't get anything from there because the line was ridiculously long. I can get my cool lime refreshers at any other of the million Starbucks in the area, so we just went to another one later on. We did grab a snack at Le Panier though! Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of macarons, but I heard they were famous here and got some anyway. They were the best macarons I've ever tasted! So soft, yet firm at the same time, and the flavor was spot on! I got raspberry and chocolate, and I also got a butter croissant because I had already eaten like half the sample of the one they had out, so I figured I should at least pay for a whole one. The market place was extremely busy that day (I guess we should have anticipated that since it was a Saturday in the middle of the summer...) but it was still cool to see al the things that the art vendors were selling!
We also went to see Taylor Swift while we were there! Let me tell you, she is quite the theatrical performer! It was such an amazing, high-energy show and I'm so glad we were able to find tickets the day before the concert. She ended up remixing some of her songs (I knew you were trouble was slowed down and sounded AMAZING. I swear I need to find it on the internet somewhere) and brought out Fetty Wap, Ciara, and Russell Wilson the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks! I can absolutely say that I'm an even bigger fan of hers after going, and was a little upset that I didn't get any good pictures from the show. We were up pretty high, and every time I tried to take a picture of the monitors it would just reflect light into my camera. Oh well.
I cannot wait to go back to Seattle, whenever that may be! Thanks Jacqueline for letting us come visit you!