Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Seattle - June 2012

Arik had the opportunity to speak at an event in Seattle, so I decided to join him for a few days.  It was a GREAT trip!  We packed so much into three days, it was unbelievable.  We spent one day exploring on foot.  I am pretty sure we logged about 10 miles.  It was super fun, but we were exhausted by the time dinner rolled around.  The next day ... we rented a car.

We will definitely be back.

Here are some of the things that we did:
  • Visited the public market (daily)
  • Got coffee at the ORIGINAL Starbucks
  • Ate the most amazing crumpets
  • Took an underground tour of the city
  • Took the ferry to Bainbridge Island (twice)
  • Fell in love with a little town called Winslow
  • Rented a car that looked like a giant green Skittle and drove to up to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park
  • Took that same funny car and drove down to Lake Crescent
  • Hiked to Maymere Falls
  • Saw the majestic Mt. Ranier on our ferry ride back to Seattle
  • Took nightly soaks in the hot tub
  • Slept uninterrupted (bliss!)
If the scenery wasn't so awesome, I might have considered the last two items my favorite part :)

Ahh .. the simple needs of tired working parents.

I thought Seattle was much like Minneapolis meets San Francisco.  It was so beautiful.  We left a ton of things to do for our next trip, and seriously can't wait to go back!

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