Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Favorite Things: Seattle Edition

After more than a week in the Seattle area, I definitely have a few favorites, like:

1. The Light Rail that got us from the airport to one (steep) block away from our hotel for only $2.50 each!

2. A delicious brunch at Portage Bay.

3. Bainbridge Island, the Saturday morning Farmer's Market (tip: get your breakfast at the market, we wished we had), wine tastings at Eleven and ice cream from Mora!

4. Dinner at Purple Cafe & Wine Bar on 4th Ave (Tip: Half off bottles of wine Monday night and the sea salt caramels are heavenly)!

5. The view from the Columbia Center in Downtown Seattle, where the observation deck is actually higher (and cheaper) than the Space Needle.

6. House boats along the shores of Lake Union.

7. An Early Morning Run with the Green Lake Running Group(Green Lake is a great place to run, walk, play sports, kayak or just get outside and have fun with tons of other people! It was great to see so many people in the area!)

8. Delicious Rainier cherries from Pike Place Market for only $4.99/lb!!!

9. Volunteer Park in Capitol Hill, which was designed by the Olmsted Brothers, the sons of Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park.

10. A delicious sandwich on gluten-free 'biscuits' from Wheatless in Seattle at Homegrown in Capitol Hill (and Fremont and Queen Anne).

11. The Ballard Locks. (The engineering is amazing)

12. The chocolate tastings at Theo's in Fremont! Simply amazing.

13. Exploring Discovery Park....

14. And Mt. Rainier.

15. Running along the waterfront before the morning fog lifts!

16. Coffee from the Cherry Street Coffee House

And this (just about) concludes my Seattle Trip coverage.

Random note - if you know how to get rid of the extra line breaks between paragraphs using blogger, will you email me at lmhansen (at) hotmail.com? Thanks! They're really annoying me.
Today's workout -
35min elliptical
125 ab exercises
2x16 resistance band woodchops
2x18 upright row
2x16 squats


Maria said...

Oh, I have always wanted to visit Seattle and you are making me want to get on a plane and flight there. Love all the photos. Just beautiful. Seems like you guys had a great time!

Maria @ Asphalt Tales

Susan said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip! Just gorgeous there!

milesforbreakfast said...

Beautiful pictures! I've lived near Seattle for 2 years now and haven't done half that stuff

Michelle said...

Sounds like a great trip! I've always wanted to visit Seattle.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

GREAT TIPS!!! So glad you had a nice trip.

Nina said...

Thank you for posting this! I moved from Seattle to Alaska a couple of years ago, and definitely miss the city life. Especially Purple and running around the Green Lake.

And Alki Beach is great for running too! :-)

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I love Seattle! I really love how it stays light so late in the summer (though I can only imagine how depressing it would be to have so much darkness in the winter).

mealsformiles said...

looks like you had a great time! Seattle is definitely on my list to visit - it's such a pretty place! And you lucked out with the weather there being cool - much better than the sauna we had here!

Laura said...

I love seattle. So much of this brings back memories.. Cherry street.. yum!

findingblissforme said...

Seem like you had fun! I'm sad we never got to meet. You did hit up two of my favorite Seattle things... Portage Bay and Green Lake!

Bed and Breakfast Brugge said...

Beautiful Trip ! nice location and colorful food. great your trip

Susan - Nurse on the Run said...

Thanks for this post!! I'm going to Seattle next month and plan to check out some of your list!