My sister and I had an AWESOME time exploring Seattle, what a cool city! It felt pretty similar to Colorado, just with a lot of water everywhere (though with all our flooding in CO, I guess it was almost the same ha!). We came into Seattle with no plans, no itinerary and no idea what we were going to do. We just wanted the wind to direct our sails and it turned into a pretty amazing vacation! We had 4 fun-filled days full of room service, shopping, coffee, driving, train rides, more shopping, good food, more room service, walking all over creation, and more shopping. 😉
We had an early flight on Thursday which gave us lots of time to explore! We stayed in downtown, so we were able to walk everywhere, which was awesome! We hit up Pike Place Market and the waterfront area, had a little lunch before we met up with one of my sweet friends from college and her family, who happened to be in Seattle for a wedding the same weekend. David and I visited Karly in March when we were in Texas, yay for getting to see friends twice in one year!
Karly used to live here and she had a rental car, so they took us all over the place, it was like having our own personal tour guide! We saw the locks, the troll, Kerry Park and the Ballard neighborhood with them, so cool! Jenny and I both thought the locks were pretty awesome! We got to see a huge 3.5 million dollar yacht get raised back up into Lake Union.
Friday we hopped on a train to Vancouver, which was definitely one of the highlights from our entire trip. I am obsessed with trains, so it was almost as much for the train ride as it was to see Vancouver! The trip up was absolutely beautiful! The route follows the coast line for much of the way, so it was a great way to see things that you probably wouldn’t see if you drove.
Vancouver was nothing like I expected. It was huge, busy, full of people and traffic and craziness. We spent the majority of our time at the Lululemon flagship store (yesssss!) and walking down by the water, admiring all the float planes, giant cruise ships and fancy boats. Such a cool place! This is definitely a place I’d like to come back to with David and explore more!
We both scored some pretty sweet deals in the 3 level Banana Republic 😉
Saturday we rented a car for a day and did a little sight seeing. We went to Golden Gardens Beach Park, Snoquamie Falls and Bainbridge Island. We both love road trips, so spending a lot of time in the car was no biggie for us, plus we got to see lots of beautiful sights!
The ferry ride back to Seattle was pretty awesome. I was slightly freaking out about how to drive our rental car onto a boat, but I managed to do it without driving overboard 😉 The sunset on the ride back was amazing!
Sunday was a shop-til-you-drop kinda day. I got tons of new clothes, pretty much an entire new winter wardrobe. Jenny literally had to stand on my suitcase in order for me to zip it shut haha! I called David and told him that I may or may not have spent a lot of money shopping. His response? “good job babe, you’ve worked really hard this year, you deserve it!” Reason #296 why I love my husband! 🙂
Our flight home was delayed unfortunately, which meant I didn’t get home until 2am. But other than that, it was a flawless trip! I’m so glad Jenny and I were able to finally take a trip together! We had such an awesome time, I’m already plotting my return to do all the stuff we didn’t get to (I’m looking at you Space Needle!). 🙂