IMG_8983Since my trip to Seattle was so packed with activities I decided to break up the posts. There was so much good food and the weather was beautiful that it kept me outside and exploring.

The second day I slept in and had a bit of a slower morning reading and green smoothie with Neil. I then headed back to Pikes Place to try the almond croissant and buy a caramel flavor macaron from the french bakery La Panier. I enjoyed the croissant with a cup of coffee from Storyville Coffee Company upstairs in the market and saved the macaron to share with Neil. I went to West Lake Plaza to meet a friend for lunch at the food trucks. We had chicken sammies from Skillet, so tasty. It was good to chit chat for a bit before heading off to explore on my own.

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I headed to Pioneer Square for the Beneath the Streets tour of the underground. It was great to learn about the history of Seattle and get a look at how Seattle used to be at a totally different level. Our tour guide was great and you could definitely tell he is a part time actor, very entertaining. I highly recommend the tour if you are around and have 1-2 hours. Afterwards, I walked toward the water and caught the ferry to Bainbridge Island. Being out on the water and taking the ferry in the heat sounded perfect. I enjoyed a local IPA on the way over and just walked around downtown and window shopped for about an hour. I hopped back on the ferry and enjoyed the sun and views back to Seattle.

By that time Neil was wrapping up and we were able to go out for drinks and dinner with his co-worker and his wife. We had lovely happy hour drinks and appetizers on the patio at the Zig Zag Cafe, just below the market toward the water. I tried a couple of their vodka cocktails and they were great not too sweet. We then walked over and explored another tapas restaurant in Belltown called List. It was an Italian style tapas place and the servings were a little bigger than a typical tapas restaurant. We had a lovely evening chatting. We raced off around 9:30 to catch a burlesque show at The Can Can. It was a great show and so funny. I thought the performers and the staff were great and thoroughly enjoyed my cocktail and our friends we met sharing the table.

We caught an early morning flight back to Oakland Saturday morning so we could be home for my grandpa’s 70th birthday celebration with family and Bay to Breakers with the clan Sunday morning. Post Bay to Breakers we went to Crissy Fields for a BBQ Birthday for our friend Grant. Meg and Grant are our lovely friends from Texas who spent the last year in Spain but are back! They had Texas BBQ shipped in just for the occasion. Here are a few fun pictures.

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It has been a crazy couple of weeks/weekends with a trip to Philadelphia for a conference/exploring and visiting family again last week. Jet setting!

Now we are prepping for camping over Memorial Day weekend. What are you doing for Memorial Day? Do you like to camp Are you a backpacker or car camper?

Seattle Trip: Day 2
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