Monday, August 15, 2016

Seattle Recap

Finally back home to sunny California after my weeklong adventure in Seattle & Alaska! I had so much fun spending time with my family on this one week cruise throughout up north along with exploring Seattle for a couple of days. My mom and I most definitely fell in love with Seattle and it's charm, can't wait to see when the next time we can stop by. But every single moment was definitely something to cherish being with family! With the cruise having much more detail, I decided to split up my trip recap and will be sharing with y'all the Alaska portion on Wednesday! Keep your eyes out for it!

Day 1 - Seattle

My mom and I flew into Seattle airport (Much different then LAX) at almost noon. We stopped by our apartment and immediately went out the door to see what the city had to offer! We were so thankful that our Air B&B was right on Post Ally ( The famous gum wall) and was easy to access and walk to almost anything! I used my Foursquare app to see what food was around, and we decided to stop by El Buracho. The food was amazing and definitely, put that on our favorite restaurant's list for the city.

After we ate, we met up with two of my aunts and her daughter that was also a part of the cruise with us. We spent our time walking around Pike Place and in absolute awe of the beauty. Flower bed restaurant with a view of the ocean? Yes, please!

Although we didn't end up eating there for dinner, we did opt for this very modern restaurant that was in an atrium overlooking the ocean. The view and atmosphere was stunning, and not to mention it had accents of red everywhere.

We then headed over the famous Space Needle and spent the rest of our night there. We went all the way up and we were taken away by the Seattle skyline. And with a beautiful sunset taking place in the background, it topped it off even more! Later that evening we met up with another one of my aunts to complete the whole party and spent the whole night being taken away with the views.

Day 2 - Seattle

Waking up bright and early, my mom and I headed over to the University of Washington for a campus tour. Prior to the tour, I wasn't planning on liking the school due to a couple of things, but one of them was that online I didn't like the campus feel. Boy was I wrong! The minute our Uber pulled into the campus I was in love! The buildings are absolutely stunning with their architecture!

How stunning is the inside of their library?!

Later on, we headed back downtown to the Chihuly Gardens to meet up with my two aunts and one of their daughters. The museum is absolutely amazing and is definitely a must for anyone in that area! The artwork with the glass is beautiful and honestly is so mesmerizing!

After this, we headed back to where our apartment was and had a big group dinner. We sat near the ocean and talked the whole night away in preparation for our cruise the following morning.

Day 3 - Seattle /  Cruise

With a busy day ahead, I ended up being able to meet one of my favorite bloggers, Connie. We had been following each other for a while and knew I had to meet her in person during my trip. We had brunch at a delicious crumpet shop near the Pike Place Market. After that, we headed down towards the market and I picked up these beautiful flowers! With being there for a couple of days, I had seen so many people carrying the arrangments around that my mom and I had to grab some! After we went over to the gum wall and snapped some cute photos. 

After, my mom and I headed straight for the cruise terminal. We waited for quite a while and finally got on and settled in our new home for the next week. After a couple more hours we met up with the rest of our family on the ship and then set sail for Alaska!

Alaska Re-Cap coming up wednesday of this week!

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