Look at me, blogging again! 😀
As I was going through some pictures on my phone, I realized that I never told you guys about the rest of my trip out West that I took back in March! I mostly caught you up on my trip to Portland, Oregon, so I won’t say anymore about that… but I didn’t even touch upon Seattle, Washington. Oh my!
In a nut shell, it was absolutely fabulous. I stayed with yet another friend that I studied abroad with, Kaitlyn. She’s outrageously awesome and I really wish we lived closer; we have pretty similar mentalities/senses of humor, and my time spent with her was always a great one.
She actually doesn’t live in Seattle, so I started off my trip with Kaitlyn in her hometown, Olympia. It’s a small town, but my host knew a TON about it and was always spitting out interesting facts, and I sort of loved it. It was quirky with really awesome shops and all the people were unique, which is my type of crowd. I also sang some karaoke at one of the many bars in their downtown. Might I mention that I killed it?
It’s been a while since my epic adventure, so I can’t really recount many details with you, so my apologies for that. I can tell you though, that directly after I arrived Kaitlyn took me to a wine and beer festival that was happening in Olympia. I did mention that town was awesome, didn’t I? Kaitlyn’s dad also showed up and treated us to a bunch of free booze (yes), and another kind gent at the festival gave us some of his booze tickets… so you can imagine we were pleased as punch. Drunk off it too, hehe.
Us at the Wine Fest!
Kaitlyn is a nature girl like myself who happens to work for Fish and Wildlife, so of course we did outdoor adventuring. I can’t remember the names, but here’s a picture of some crazy rapids she took me too. That girl knows so much about the nature in that area it blows my mind; I loved it.
As I mentioned, Olympia is a unique town.. so of course the decor had to match. Feast your eyes:
Me chillin’ with my super homies
Sweet Drinking Fountain
Moving on to Seattle — I really enjoyed this city! However, they are in some SERIOUS need of a juice bar chain, (that I of course plan on starting, so don’t try and take my idea. I will find you.) there are Starbucks on every corner, of course, but it borders on too much. I mean, I understand that Seattle folk love their caffeine, but come on!
Obviously, I was taken on the general tourist route to see all the sites…
All I could think of was Grey’s Anatomy here ^^
One of my favorite places was Pike Place Market… SO AWESOME. You guys know about my love for Farmer’s Markets, and this was humungous! Everything from food to candles to hot pepper raspberry jam *drools*.
Kaitlyn made me take all the fun touristy pictures, so I went along with it. Actually, now I’m really happy she did. Including this one of the very famous Seattle “gum wall”. Yes, you heard that right. It was pretty gross, as my face shows. Of course I added to it! She made me chew gum for it, haha.
After spending our first day in Seattle, we both went to spend the night at a close friend of Kaitlyn’s; yet another cool person whom I enjoyed spending time with. She had a cat who liked to hang out with us and was incredibly artsy – I actually noted some ideas of hers and totally plan on using them down the road.
The next day was my last one out West 😦 so we packed our bags and headed back into Seattle for one last adventure. We spent the day exploring and absorbing the sites, then drank various beers from multiple bars (oops) and not too long after I had to get dropped off at the airport. Overall, it may have been a short trip, but it was an amazing one and I definitely plan on spending some more time out there in the future. Entrepreneurship out West, here I come!
Well, there you have it. Sorry if this was sort of a disjunctive post… I worked super late today and I’m starting to crash. Have a great night my darlings!! x’s and o’s.