I had the opportunity to fly to Seattle last week.
This year I have a handful of trips lined up and I am excited to blog about each one.
I flew from BWI to SeaTac on Friday night. Leaving BWI at 19:05, arriving in Seattle at 00:43. I had a layover in Dallas/Fort Worth.
I booked a hotel at The Renaissance Seattle | 515 Madison Street, Seattle. I stayed here the first two nights. It was a great location, easy to walk to Pike Place Market and the waterfront. I didn’t rent a car so my hotel these first two nights needed to be in a central area.
I stayed at a hotel with my dad the remainder of the trip. He had his car with him so we had more flexibility with hotels those evenings.
E Smith Mercantile Seattle Pickled Hot Dog & a mixed drink concoction made by the bartender
At this local spot I met up with two other solo travelers and an old friend, Jaime, Linda, and Chrissy respectively. Jaime came to Seattle from Wisconsin, and Linda arrived from Manhattan, New York. Chrissy currently lives in Seattle.
Forever Sushi Lots of items from the track
After exploring Mt. Rainier my dad and I stopped for Sushi at this local spot in Puyallup, Washington. It is a Sushi Track (which I am yet to experience in Maryland/the DMV). It had great service and yummy food.
Stateside Restaurant THE CLASSIC housemade Vietnamese mortadella, chicken liver pâté, pork floss, pickled vegetables, cilantro, chili, cucumber, maggi and mayo
Here my dad and I met up with My and Jane, friends from Maryland who were also visiting Seattle. This restaurant was really cute with a mint-ish blue for the theme of their décor.
The Crab Pot Lots of Seafood! Plus, their Mahi Mahi Tacos
My Dad, Naomi and I shared a large serving of crab, mussels, clams, shrimp, potatoes, corn, sausage, and tacos here! Oh, and lots of laughs too!
Ivar’s Seafood Restaurant Fish and Chips, Fries and Clam Chowder
My friend Naomi drove up from the Portland area to spend some time exploring Seattle with me. We grabbed lunch at Ivar’s. The food was good, especially the fries and chowder. We ate lunch among the seagulls, who loved it when tourists fed them. They would scream so loud and were surprisingly good at catching fries in their beak.
Bacco Café Biscuit and Gravy pork sausage gravy, butter milk biscuit, bacon, eggs, cheddar.
This was my last meal in Seattle, Naomi, my Dad, My and Jane met for brunch on Tuesday before I headed to the airport. The biscuit and gravy were delicious. I nearly inhaled it.
Pike Place Market, Public Market Center If you haven’t been to Pike Place Market, have you even been to Seattle?! The correct answer: No.
Kerry Park 211 W Highland Dr, Seattle, WA 98119
If you want a view of the cityscape this is an awesome location for seeing it! Plus, it’s in Queen Anne Neighborhood which is a very pretty area to walk around. I especially love looking at houses, and this neighborhood doesn’t disappoint! Also, if you’re a fan of Grey’s Anatomy you may want to swing by the intern house located at 303 W. Comstock Street. It’s only a block away from Kerry Park.
Starbucks Reserve Roastery was a neat spot near Stateside Restaurant. You can buy tons of Starbucks merchandise here, and of course coffee and treats. It’s got a really fun vibe!
Seattle Center Monorail This was a quick ride, but you pass by MoPop which had some cool building art to see. We chatted with the conductor/driver who was a nice gentleman. The Monorail was built in 1962 for the worlds fair and is still used today. It’s a short trip but still a fun experience.
We made a trip to Mount Rainier; I have lots of photos so that will be a separate blog post.
I flew from SeaTac to BWI, layover in Dallas/Fort Worth. The trip home was an experience. The first flight to Dallas went swimmingly. The second leg was a little more of an adventure. Our flight was delayed more than once, but thankfully everyone was safe & sound which is what matters. I arrived home early Wednesday morning, got a jog in, did some yoga and headed to work. 39 hours without sleep wasn’t as rough as I had expected! But I will admit I loved it when my head hit the pillow last night and I could catch some zzzzz’s.
I had an absolutely wonderful time. 🙂
I am Katy Murray.
A believer, wife, and mother.
I love adventure. Any adventure.
I love to travel. Anywhere.
Road trips are my favorite.
I've been to 48 states and 14 countries.
I tend to plan, too often. I like routine.
I try to see the good in every day.
I'm learning to fully trust God and his plan for me.
I dream, way too much.
I LOVE socks, cute socks, fuzzy socks, warm socks, socks!