October 22, 2014


We just got back from a trip to Seattle and have settled into our normal workweeks, so I like to keep thinking back to the good time we had over the weekend!

It was business for Tyler, pleasure for me. It worked out well since I could get my pregnant resting out of the way while he was in sessions, and then have enough some energy for a few touristy things later. We weren't alone either, we got to spend time with Tyler's mom and dad on the trip too!

I had only been in Seattle once a few years ago, and it was by accident. I was stuck there for a night after the taking a bus from Bellingham, WA (because the airport I was flying through closed down because of a "giant" snow storm) and I spent WAY too much time in the airport trying to get home. So I don't count this experience as really "being in Seattle."

This was my first OFFICIAL trip to Seattle. Because of time and energy restraints, we didn't go overboard on the touristy side of things, but we really enjoyed the things that we did see! And of course, the food that we ate! It was fall there and the many trees on our street were turning colors. The weather was a bit drizzly most of the time, which is what we expected of Seattle. I think I'd be pretty disappointed if it wasn't! But we also had one full day of beautiful sunshine to enjoy too.

We visited Pike's Place Market (multiple times actually).

Yes, we saw them throw the fish, AND we got to see them drop one... luckily it didn't hit anyone (though it came close) because they throw those suckers HARD! The market was pretty with all the colorful produce, and the cheap flower stands. I would have fresh flowers in the house all the time if I could go to that market on a regular basis! I also loved wandering down Post Alley too, with the cute shops and eateries. We found a great little kid/baby store that we wandered around for a long time picturing our little one in all the cute clothes.

Then we also saw the gum wall... yikes! And yes, I've started showing off my belly in  most photos. otherwise you can't even see it's there.

One of my favorite places was the Chihuly glass museum. We attended a dinner there, and got to first go through the exhibit, and it was beautiful. Totally whimsical and fascinating too! I loved the garden portion that made you feel as if you were in Wonderland or maybe a Dr. Seuss book.

We did not go up in the Spaceneedle, but being right under it was fun too. To get a good view of the city, Cindy and I went on the ferris wheel down on one of the piers. It was one of the dreary days so we couldn't see the surrounding mountains, but the view of the sound and the city were nice. 

{  Yum! City art  }

On our last day in town, Tyler and I decided to take the ferry over to Bainbridge Island for dinner, and we fell in love! We walked into a quaint little town right off the ferry, where we saw a giant pumpkin, lots of little shops, and had a wonderful dinner. We stopped at every real estate window (which is not uncommon for us no matter where we are) and looked at the amazing places available on the island. I've been Zillowing some amazing places as well. We didn't take Then on the way back we got to see the twinkling city skyline. Yay, Seattle! I would love to go back again!

And since I was SOOO bad at blogging last year.... I'm going to throw in a few pictures from the same time last year when the conference was held in Palm Beach, Florida:


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