For the first time since coming to college, I traveled during spring break! My roommate and I flew with Alaska Airlines to Seattle, Washington to spend a three days with some of her family. We arrived about an hour early, so we went to get coffee and hang out until boarding. I found a coffee shop gift card on the sidewalk a couple weeks ago, and to my surprise there was $15 on it, so we got free drinks! I got more and more nervous as we got to boarding. I am not a fan of flying, but I do have the desire to travel.
My roommate offered me a Scooby Snack, but I still swore multiple times during takeoff and it felt like my stomach dropped out of my body any time I peeked out the window. The third person in our row was quite chatty. He told us all about how he was on his way to Seattle to go to jail for drunk driving. He drank alcohol the entire ride, worked on a crossword puzzle, and said he wished he would be allowed to bring it to prison with him. He made an interesting travel companion. We arrived in the evening, got lost for a brief time in the airport (Seattle's was much larger than Milwaukee's), and then headed home with her family. We spent the evening eating chicken wings, drinking bubble water, and talking.
This was our first view of the city on our way over the bridge. We wanted to start the day by visiting the Space Needle and the Public Market.
We stopped to take pictures by the Museum of Pop Culture. The rainbow wall was so pretty!
We bought our tickets online and arrived early, and were lucky enough to get in early! The view was breathtaking! Most of my photos have glass glare to some extent, but they get the idea across. There were two levels. One was open air and the other enclosed but with a glass floor!
In the open air viewing deck they had slanted glass benches that were supposed to make it look as though you are about to fall out over the city. It kind of worked!
The city from above. Let's play a quick game of eye spy! In the second photo below there is a green space on the roof of the apartment complex. If you look really close, you can see a tiny fire hydrant. It's a fancy potty patch for dogs!! That is the kind of apartment I would love to live in!
We moved to the lower observation deck with the large section of glass floor. Looking down made my head spin! I was nervous to step on the glass at first, and so were many others. One girl nearby was so distrustful she was actively pulling on her boyfriend's arm to try and prevent him from stepping on the glass!
Mount Rainier in the distance. I love a good view of mountains and want to move someday to a city that has them close by.
After a long look at the cityscape, we headed to the monorail to ride closer to the Public Market. It was a short but sweet ride the provided great views of the city.
Her family accompanied us on our explorations but often walked a couple paces behind because we were in tourist mode shouting out landmarks and taking pictures of everything!
A super cute fluffy dog inside a big truck. I love public markets! We came at a great time of year because the market roofs were lined with bright yellow daffodils! One also had a pig on its roof.
We went to a Bolivian restaurant for lunch that had balcony seating with a great view of the bustling market below. I had good vibes from the place right away because they had a picture of a llama on their menu!
We started off by all ordering sangria. We indulged a little because we were on break.
We split three different dishes for lunch so we could try a bit of everything. Usually I am not a big fan of seafood, but I enjoyed everything! We ordered the Ceviche Mixto, Pollo Saltado, and Paella.
We headed into the market after lunch. We started by one of the fish markets. They had one of the odd looking monk fish on display and attracted customers to the stand by throwing a fish!
There were so many cool stores in the market! It had multiple levels and we saw many interesting wares. I spent a lot of time in the apothecary because they had lots of items to smell.
A random assortment of other pictures from the market. Their bathroom signs were very amusing. One of the shops we went into had a piece of wall art so grammatically strange I had to take a picture. "Awe...but I am cupcake in a world full of muffins." Just remember that message if you're feeling...sad or proud? I'm not sure.
This ends part one of the Seattle trip. I have tons of photos and don't want any of the posts to be annoyingly long. Thanks for reading!
Hi my name is Emilee and these are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!