After exploring the Public Markert, we walked down to the Seattle Great Wheel at Pier 57. This trip provided many opportunities for me to face my fear of heights. We got our tickets and were then forced to take a green screen picture. We tried to refuse and the attendant was annoyingly persistent, so we took a purposely ugly photo. For the sake of not embarrassing my roommate, I will not share it here! I took a photo of the copyrighted "proof" they showed us at the end for our personal enjoyment!
Oh those mountain views...once again, most of these photos have a glass glare due to us being encased in safety glass.
After about four rotations, we got off and started in search of some coffee. Along the way, we kept finding chalk unicorns all over the sidewalks. I was tempted to follow, but coffee brain was pulling me away from them.
I appreciated the incorporation of art throughout the city, such as the painted concrete staircase below. On our search for coffee, we also passed a random burning tiki head!
I am always interested in seeing what kinds of stickers are in other cities. I've noticed that many large cities have poles plastered with stickers. I have a personal photo collection of stickers I've found around Milwaukee, but have started taking pictures of those in other cities too!
We found the gum wall on our way to coffee. When I first showed the photo on the right to my roommate's aunt, she was like, "OMG you touched it??" No, that was me adding my own piece to the wall. It was pretty gross overall and a weird attraction for a city to have.
Across the entrance to the gum wall was the coffee shop Ghost Alley Espresso. This place was literally a hole in the wall. It was the tiniest coffee shop I've ever been to! It had a small square space with the coffee making supplies and then a triangular jut with enough space for two bar stools and a mini counter looking out the window. It had charm though! I loved their tip jar!!
My roomie and I were both intrigued by their "salty nut latte." It had applewood sea salt, hazelnut, and caramel flavors with steamed almond milk. I would order it again! Because we were in a certain kind of mood, we made jokes about "salty nuts" for the rest of the day.
We spent the late afternoon walking back to where we left the car. We found a sidewalk with engraved coffee bean markers in the ground and got lost while trying to find the right stairs to the car. We found a cute rooftop garden at the Public Market and I experimented with how close I could get to this seagull before it took flight. I have several progressively closer pictures!
We headed back to my roommate's aunt and uncle's house in the late afternoon. They were appalled that I had never tried crab before, so we had crab alongside the pizza her cousin picked up. They had an extensive wine collection, so we sampled a few and then watched the "Mary Poppins Returns" movie before heading to bed. This ends our first full day in Seattle. I already want to go back and take a much closer look at everything! 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!