At the end of July, Crissy and I took our long-awaited trek along the yellow brick road to Emerald City (aka Seattle). While there was no cowardly lion or scarecrow to be found, we met some great people who made the trip to Christian Grey’s city that much more epic.
The trip started off with us hanging out in the Delta Lounge having a little lunch before the flight(after Crissy found me). After a yummy sandwich and a quick Jack Daniels later, we boarded our flight, flying off into the great blue yonder! After 5 and a half hours of endless bumps into my chair by a baby and sporadic bouts of crying (not me!), we landed safely and made our way to Seattle’s Link light rail, which was about a 40 minute ride, then a walk up THE STEEPEST HILL I HAVE EVER WALKED IN MY LIFE!! I almost gave up and made Crissy carry me up the rest of the way.
After a late dinner with Vanessa (@LatersBabyUK) and firming up plans for the next day, it was lights out…
The next morning, after a quick walk to Pike Street Market to try to catch a fish, and tasting a piece of paradise (one of the largest nectarines I have ever eaten!), we made our way to Biscuit Bitch to have breakfast. Ladies and Gentlemen, if you ever find yourself in Seattle, DO NOT HESITATE to make this little gem a part of your must eat list!
What better way to see the Emerald City then by Helicopter you ask…there is none! The Blue Angels even gave us a sneak preview of their upcoming show….by the way, IT WAS FLEET WEEK IN SEATTLE…lots of men (and women) in uniform….what more could a girl ask for?!
Lunch in the Space Needle Restaurant, which rotates (it takes 40-45 mins for a full rotation) had some of the best views around, and a smoking Sundae for dessert.
A day trip to Portland included a visit the Heathman, its elevators, and Christian Grey’s hotel suite.
We couldn’t leave Seattle without a trek to Escala. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to smooze our way into the building, but just by looking at the lobby, you know the apartments upstairs must be magnificent.
Thanks to our new friend Sue (@MsSueS), we had a bit of a spa morning in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, complete with facials and friends! Afterward, a quick ferry ride took us to Bainbridge Island, where we imbibed some great wine and took some time to appreciate the arts at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
Seattle is a great city, made up of people from all walks of life and neighborhoods. New friends made along the way (Maricela, Vanessa, Sue, Maureen, Blanca, and Juro) made the trip a great 50s filled time. Next time, I’m cabbing it up the hill though!
Crissy promises to post pictures soon.