Happy first week of April, y’all! I can’t believe it’s already April, which means were almost halfway through 2019! Wow, I feel so old 😂 Anyway, I just got back from my spring break vacation and I’m so eager to finally tell you guys all about it!
Both my mom and I had the same week off for spring break, so we went to Seattle for four days. We was super excited to go, both of us have never been before! It’s on my bucket list to visit every state at least once, so I was very happy to finally check Washington off my list. I’ve also always wanted to see Seattle in person, so that was a bonus! I would totally visit again more often, it’s one of the coolest and most unique cities I’ve ever been to. There’s so much to do, you can never be bored!
One of my favorite spots in all of Seattle was Pike’s Place Market. It’s a very iconic part of the city, so my mom and I had to see what the hype was all about. Luckily, we were very impressed. That was our first stop on our first day of the trip; where we ate breakfast at Lowell’s and walked around the farmers market, as well as bought a beautiful bouquet of flowers. We went back again to walk around the two other days we spent in Seattle. It’s also the perfect place to take cute, authentic pictures for your Instagram! I should warn you though, it gets super crowded with people and cars. Plus, everyone wants a picture. That’s why it’s the most Instagrammable spot in the city!
We did about pretty much everything you could imagine in Seattle for three days. We saw the Great Gum Wall (gross but worth it!), went to the top of the Space Needle, toured the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, went up for some drinks at the Sky View Observatory at the Columbia Center, saw the original Starbucks location, and explored both Queen Anne (I don’t recommend walking there, the hills are STEEP AF!) and Capitol Hill. We hardly missed anything, which I’m very satisfied with! There are a few restaurants that I want to recommend, but I don’t want to explain every single one. Here’s a list of some of my favs:
HeartBeet Organic Superfoods Cafe (Their PB & J smoothies are the BOMB!)
One day, we decided to escape the city for some nature and hiking. My cousin Karly is a traveling scientist who’s currently working in Seattle, so she met us on the Bremerton island to take us to the Olympic National Park. Y’all, it was beautiful. One of my favorite things about the West Coast is the amazing scenery, especially the mountains. They were everywhere we drove and hiked. They were big and majestic, it was absolutely unreal! I was overwhelmed with joy just looking at the scenery. It was like jumping into a photo on Pinterest!
Karly took us to Lake Cresent and then to Cape Flattery, the Northwestern-Most Point in the Contiguous U.S. Those two places were what I would consider the most beautiful places I’ve have ever seen in my life so far. I could see God’s creation in every single detail: the clear blue water, the ginormous rocks in the coves, the radiant sunshine, and the insane view we had of Canada from afar! I could go on and on. Everything about the scenery was so incredible, and I’m so grateful we got to experience it in person.
Plus, we saw a bald eagle flying over the bay at Cape Flattery! It was the most patriotic thing I’ve ever seen in my life, it was so cool! My mom was so happy, she’s always wanted to see a bald eagle in person. I wanted to sing the National Anthem as it happened! It was a perfect day to be an proud American, just like every day 🇺🇸
Seattle definitely now ranks in the top of my best spring break trips yet to date! The only thing that would have made the trip better would have been hanging out with Tom Hanks, which is why the title only says “(Sorta) Sleepless in Seattle … maybe next time perhaps!
Did you go anywhere or do anything fun for spring break? Comment below and share!