I’m currently in the middle of a 36 hour trip to Seattle meaning, from the time I took off yesterday morning until the time I land again at JFK tonight, it will have been exactly 36 hours. 12 of those hours my butt will have been glued to the window seat in an airplane. So, when I got to the hotel yesterday around 2pm west coast time, I decided to head out for a run to get those legs moving a little! Two quick fails of a dead Garmin and forgetting to take my inhaler before heading out made it more of a walk than run but all in all, I covered 7+ miles of downtown Seattle and the waterfront area. This is the first time I’ve been here (out of 5 trips) that it’s been 1. summer and 2. sunny. 75 degrees and barely a cloud in the sky. It was gorgeous.
Let’s take a tour with the iPhone…
A bike path that puts mine to shame.
Parasailing with Mount Rainier in the background. Not a bad view.
Random rock sculptures.
A shout out to a certain fisherwoman. The guy here really wanted me to ship home a salmon. I kind of wanted to do it just to see Ulysses’ face when Fed Ex came with a whole salmon on ice. That would’ve been amusing.
There was a girl in this pastry shop taking a picture with her crazy ass “I’m a legit photographer” lens of 1 single macaroon so intensely I thought her eyeballs might pop out of her head. I wanted to stop and ask her if she was a food blogger because there’s really no other explanation for how serious she was about photographing the macaroon but, I was scared she might yell at me for interrupting her focus or something.
Do you see that line? I wanted to tell them all that the Starbucks one block away would taste exactly the same.
Best tofu I’ve ever had. Fitting that it was in Seattle.
Read that label. Yes, pancakes + bacon in cupcake form. This has Jessica’s name written all over it.
I found this place on my walk back to the hotel and since it was 20 minutes before they were to close, all the cupcakes were 40% off. I had a hot fudge, marshmallow sundae on Tuesday night so I wasn’t really looking for dessert yesterday but, when you stumble upon 40% off cupcakes you just don’t deny such fate. I went with lavender vanilla.
I wanted to like it, really I did, but honestly, it wasn’t that good. Should’ve went with the bacon. Oh well, at least it was only $1.80.
Have you ever been to Seattle?
What’s your favorite U.S. city you’ve been to? Mine is hands down San Francisco.