Thanks for hanging in there with me guys, I know you've been on the edge of your seats waiting for the second part of the Seattle post :) So without further ado, here it is.
On day two in Seattle, we decided to wake up early and head down to Pier 52 and take a ferry out to Bainbridge Island. Originally we were going to try to go out to Victoria Island, but with the weather and long ferry time (2.5 hours) we thought that might be a bit of a commitment. After a beautiful day there, I'm so glad we picked Bainbridge Island.
We spent the morning walking around different shops, including Intentional Table, Paper Roost, Church Mouse Yarns and Tea, and Lark. I absolutely loved Lark. It's a great little shop that carries different home decor items and accents that are very french chic. I spent some time talking to the owner Carla, and she agreed to do an interview with us soon so I can share even more about this little gem. I'll admit, I went there not once but twice and could have purchased half the store. (She'll have inventory online soon, so keep an eye out!)
After some shopping, it was time for lunch. We got great recommendations to check out Cafe Nola, so that's where we headed. I got the crab cocktail and a beet salad - it was great! The BF tried the chowder and the burger. We definitely enjoyed our local beers too!
After lunch, we did a little more walking around before heading back to the ferry. It really was absolutely beautiful on this island.
After we got back to Seattle, we decided to take a walk to Pike Place Market. I love marketplaces, so this was a really highlight of the trip for me.
What is this you say? Oh it's just a wall of gum right under Pike Place Market. It's very cool. A little gross, but cool.
After a long day of sightseeing, we headed back to the hotel to watch a beautiful sunset right on the water. Wine, the fireplace and a beautiful sunset were the icing on the cake of our great day.
For dinner, we had reservations at Etta's Restaurant, one of Tom Douglas' restaurants. More crab was on the menu, plus some oysters and pork. All great! The only downside was that I was starting to feel a little sick at dinner so we had to cut it short. Unfortunately it seems I got food poisoning from our lovely lunch on Bainbridge Island.
Our last day in Seattle was spent hanging out in our lovely hotel room. I managed to drag myself out of bed for some broth and crackers around 9 pm. It was slightly sad, but honestly, we got to get a little extra rest that we hadn't planned on. And because we really made the most of our first two days in Seattle, we didn't miss out on too much. But it certainly gives us an excuse to visit again.