Over Memorial weekend, I traveled to Seattle to visit some old friends and enjoy a nice, long girl's weekend! It was a lot of fun and I thought I would share some photos and some of my favorite spots from the trip! This will be a very photo-heavy post! And all the photos were taken with my iPhone, so the quality is not the best. Consider yourselves warned!
This was actually my first time ever flying alone. I know, weird, right? In almost 35 years, I have always had a companion or more with which to fly! But I was all by my lonesome for this trip. No husband, no kids, no sisters, no friends. Just little old me. And I will admit, it was pretty nice! I was traveling to Seattle to visit some friends that I worked with for many years, many many years ago, at a bar/restaurant here in Minneapolis (Psycho Suzis' first location, for the locals). They have all since slowly trickled out to Seattle and this was my first time visiting them and my first time in the lovely city. Since we are all restaurant kids at heart, and two of them still work in the service industry, I knew we would be doing a lot of eating and drinking and a lot less of the normal touristy, sightseeing type stuff. And that was just fine with me! I am definitely a gal who loves to eat and drink! But I did insist on seeing a few of the more touristy sights.
My friend, Tracy, picked me up at the airport right around lunchtime and we headed to Plum Bistro on Capitol Hill. It is a delicious vegan restaurant and I would highly recommend it, even if you are a meat eater! We did a bit of vintage shopping on Capitol Hill before heading to Pike Place Market to wander around, take a super nerdy and super touristy photo, check out the gum wall (so gross), and get a quick drink at Lowell's (get the Market Mule. So good!). We sat on the rooftop patio and I snapped a few photos of the Ferris wheel and the shipyard. Then we went back to her house to relax and get settled and drink one of these:
After a couple of hours of relaxation, we headed back out. We stopped at Bathtub Gin & Co., in Belltown, for a quick drink. It's a super tiny and really cool little speakeasy where you enter through a "secret" door in the alley. The bartender whipped us up some surprise drinks that were, not surprisingly, delicious!
After that, we met Tracy's man, Lee, for a another quick drink (Are you counting? Stop counting! I was on vacation!) and gorgeous views of the water at The Edgewater Hotel before heading to dinner at Georgetown Liquor Company, another awesome vegetarian joint where another of our friends was working that night. If you go, get The Picard. It is a VEGAN FRENCH DIP!!! I wanted to lick my plate when I was done to make sure I got every last drop. So good.
After that, we were both exhausted and couldn't possibly eat or drink anything else, so we headed back to Tracy's to sleep! My first day and night in Seattle had been so much fun and I was so excited for the rest of the weekend!
So as not to overwhelm you with photos, I will share about the rest of my trip next week! I hope you enjoyed this little recap!
xoxo, nora bird