I was feeling a bit restless. I couldn’t quite pinpoint the reason. But then it dawned on me that I hadn’t left Colorado since the end of July. That’s 3 months of staying put! I did spend a weekend in Aspen for Tough Mudder at the beginning of September but that doesn’t feel like enough of an escape from the ordinary. In order to remedy this without spending an arm and a leg, I started to look for domestic cities that I want to visit. Seattle was at the top of my list. It has been on the top of the list for a while. A few years ago I went to Vancouver, British Columbia and a few years prior to that I went to Portland, Oregon. The Northwest is what’s up. I love the style. Vancouver has such an international, cosmopolitan air to it. I loved walked around that city (actually, accidentally walked clear across it several times). Portland is all about bikes, beer, and keeping it real. I loved it.
Everyone said I needed to go to Seattle if I liked Portland. Well everyone, I’m going! I booked a flight on Alaska Airlines which happens to be one of the only domestic airlines I haven’t flown with before. Anyone have any good or bad experiences with them? While in Seattle, I’ll check out the Space Needle, Pike’s Place Market, and the original Starbucks. I want to see other random stuff like the hidden waterfall garden and the underground tour. Thankfully my college roommate is from Seattle so I’m going to meet up with her. She is kind of a foodie so I have no doubt she’ll point me in the right direction of amazing restaurants.
Has anyone been to Seattle? What’s a good place to visit?