Besties Take Seattle

For the past two days alovelystateofmind has been staying with me in Seattle, and we’ve been having a blast!  I hadn’t realized how much I missed her until her awesome self traveled all the way up here to spend some time with me.  When I was in LA, we spent at least one evening a week together.  Our weekly dates were a great way to catch up, vent, and take time out from our busy schedules to build our friendship.  With 1,135 miles between us now, I’ve been missing those dates.  Google video chat has been a pretty fun way to keep in touch and make sure her cute little one remembers good old Auntie M.  So, when she got to come visit for a few days, you can imagine how much fun we had exploring the city together (the way shopaholics do).

Of course we did a few typical touristy things, like walk through Pike’s Place Market, stroll through the Olympic Sculpture Park, and visit the Fremont Troll.

Fremont Troll (10 Things I Hate About You anyone?)

Fremont Troll (10 Things I Hate About You anyone?)

Silver Trees at Olympic Sculpture Park

Silver Trees at Olympic Sculpture Park

Beautiful view of the Sound from the Sculpture Park

Beautiful view of the Sound from the Sculpture Park

The first day we walked 7-8 miles exploring all the neighborhoods of Downtown.  By the end, our legs felt like putty.  I give major props to her for being pregnant and hanging tough.  We explored Pioneer Square, Belltown, City Center, and Pike’s Place.  I was totally impressed with her stamina.

Besides our touristy stops, we also stopped into tons of boutiques, cafes, and restaurants.  (Ah, to have a likeminded traveler with me)  This is how much of our days went in various neighborhoods (Ballard, Fremont, and Capitol Hill) :

Little shops with stationary, apothecary, and home goods were our weakness.

Little shops with stationary, apothecary, and home goods were our weakness.

 

Despite the rainy weather, we had tons of fun.  Can’t wait to visit her when the new addition arrives this fall.

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