That Time we Spent the Weekend in Seattle, WA
When we lived in Canada, we used to do a lot of local tourism. We enjoyed hikes, random adventures and weekend trips.
For us, we feel this trip was the beginning of our need for 'Wanderlust' We walked during our whole trip in Seattle, and enjoyed every minute.
On August 3rd, 2014, We took the ferry after work and drove from Vancouver to Seattle. It took about 4.5 hours total to make our journey there.
|In our hotel window.|
|Random guy in our hotel. We became instant friends.|
The next morning we made our way to the Space Needle. It was about a 25 minute walk from our hotel. We looked into public transportation, but thought that 25 minutes wasn't that bad and decided we liked the adventure of walking to our destination.
|Space Needle sticking out behind the buildings.|
We didn't really need a map to get here, as it was a straight stretch in walk, and we could always see the Space Needle in the distance.
|Ah, there it is.|
|Dessert for breakfast!|
|Waiting for our food.|
|Sandwiches and a brownie. Yum|
|Figuring out our game plan.|
We decided against the Space Needle and made our way to Olympic Sculpture Park.
First we walked past the Experience Music Project which is a crazy building and a cool rock and roll museum to check out if you are ever in Seattle. We looked in the gift shop for a bit and then carried on.
We listened to the sound of silence. Which was absolutely pointless and supposedly based on the John Cale recording of silence. One one of the listening stations was silent, the others had sounds. We thought it was broken until we read the explanation of the piece.
In November 2015 the gum was cleaned off the walls so it doesn't look like this anymore. People have started to re-gum the walls so there is a bit of a gum wall. It had been 20 years since they cleaned the gum off the walls.
|Not the first Starbucks|
We all walked down to the waterfront.
We went on the Seattle Underground tour which is a tour of the old parts of Seattle that the city is built on top of. It is worth checking out. Our tour was the adult tour which had more adult theme to the history stories and it came with a free drink at the end.
It was a wonderful weekend and one we think back on often. We do really think this is the weekend that started the snowball effect that is our Wanderlust today.
If you enjoyed our throw back post, check out our post "Disastrously Positive Cuban Vacation" when we went to Cuba in 2012 and tried to make the most of a bad situation!