As many of you know, we headed out for a mini vacation last weekend. We decided that instead of presents for Christmas, we'd rather spend a long weekend away somewhere. We decided to head to Seattle. It's been on my bucket list for years and the BF has been before and loved it, but hadn't done too much exploring. It a mini escape just before I started school and he started the new job - much needed!
We headed out on an early flight Thursday morning to take advantage of as much time there as we could. We got in at 11 am PT and hit the ground running. If you know either of us, food was the first thing on our minds! After dropping our bags at the Edgewater Hotel, we started to walk around the neighborhood. The BF takes his food seriously and had scoped out a plethora of lunch options nearby. We settled on Local 360. The food is locally sourced, the atmosphere cozy and the decor is a little industrial (in a good way!) I highly recommend the PB&J bon bons, the bread with sea salted butter and the BF died and went to heaven after eating the fried chicken sandwich. So good!
We decided not to waste any time and headed to the Space Needle. It wasn't a super clear day, but it was in the 40s and just a little grey. Plus, we figured going on a Thursday would definitely let us beat the crowds. The view is truly amazing. I've never seen mountaintops just above the waterline, and so crystal clear. My pictures aren't terrible, but they certainly don't do the view justice.
Right next door to the Space Needle is the EMP Museum. The building itself was designed by Frank Gehry, and the museum is dedicated to music, Sci-fi and pop culture. We stopped in to check it out, and it was actually pretty interesting. The exhibits included one on Nirvana, horror movies and general sci-fi movies. They were just starting to currate an exhibit on the world and history of video games and a guard informed us that it would be pretty cool. The BF was sad to have missed that one.
That night, we went to dinner at The Pink Door, which I highly recommend. It has a nice, soft ambiance and the food was great. Plus, they do a burlesque show during dinner on select nights. We missed it, but if you end up catching it, I'd love to hear how it was!
Our first day in Seattle was really wonderful! We got some of the tourist stuff out of the way - things we wanted to do, but didn't want to devote an entire day to them.
I'll share more on the rest of our trip tomorrow! Stay tuned!