It’s Just Me & SEATTLE!

Jun 6, 2014 | Adventures | 16 comments

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I love my job! I love it so much that I literally find it hard to break away long enough to enjoy some “me” time.  I love it when my boss encourages me to actually take a vacation!  I always say, “oh, I will get to it…eventually.”  Well this year, when I was planning my vacation, I had decided that I wanted to go somewhere that I had never been before.  I have a friend and blogmate, which you all know now, Beautiful Booze who lives in Seattle.  I wanted to go on a spur of the moment trip, that I called her up and said, “Mig, is your calendar open for May 17th?”.   She was like, “yeah, of course.” Before I hung up,  I had the ticket booked and was on my way to the DREAM city of Seattle!  Now mind you, the longest I have ever been on a plane was an hour lol.  I was in for a long haul.  S0 between changing planes three times and sitting next to many friendly faces, visiting 4 different airports AND 10 hours later, I arrived in  S-E-A-T-T-L-E.  Yes, I get to enjoy this B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L city for a week!

Are you ready to explore the city of Seattle with me?

photo 3 Hellooooo Seattle!  It sure is a pleasure to meet you 🙂

photo 8 Beautiful view of Seattle from the Gas Works Park

photo 12 More Images from Gas Works Park

photo 2 Stunnng photo of artwork from Gas Works Park


photo 1  Street view of China Town

photo 1 The BEST authentic chicken fried rice from Phnom Penh Noodle House in China Town.  I would recommend this place if you are ever in Seattle!

photo 22 People playing street chess!  It was really cool seeing it up 3 Better view 🙂 China Town was really neat!  I thought I wasn’t in Seattle for a second…

photo 9 Of course, you can’t go to Seattle without visiting the one thing it’s known for… the SPACE NEEDLE 🙂  Yes, I went up to the top of it.  The view was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G…

photo 10  See for yourself…

photo 4 This was pretty cool, when I looked down from the Space Needle, I spotted spiders on one of the buildings… YIKES!

photo 5 This was a cool shot!  This has NO FILTER!  What was cool about this picture is these flowers are made of different things.  It’s an art and they SING to you when you walk up to them.

photo 6   Life really has come full circle 🙂

photo81 Welcome to Pike Place Market!  Boy, I was in a SEA of FISH 🙂

photo 17 This is the best part of the trip for me!  The Public Market Center.

photo 18 Yes, I got to play around with the fishy…

photo8 2 Things you will see at the fish market. I have no idea what is in his mouth?!?!

photo 82 More fish for ya!

photo 61 The FAMOUS GUM WALL!  Yes, this is all gum.  If you ever make it to Seattle, I challenge you to go find this wall and send me selfie.

photo 62  See!  I did it.  It was BIZARRE. It just smelled like all kinds of chewing/bubble gum lol.

photo 15 I found the ORIGINAL Starbucks!  It was pretty cool.

photo 16 Nice seeing the original logo. That SMELL tho.

photo 50 I just thought this was a cool shot of signs posted along a wall in Seattle.

photo 26 I had to put this picture on here because I thought I would never see gas get to this amount…EVER.

photo 41 This view was just stunning!  This was from Shilshole Bay Marina.

photo70 Ahhh…I just loved the ferris wheel.

photo 30 The Olympic Sculpture Park was pretty amazing.  Some of the images posted below were really cool to see in person.  The pictures really don’t do it justice.  A MUST see also!  Better start making you a to-do list for Seattle.  Hehe…

photo 11 This is the newest addition to the sculpture family.

photo 31 You have probably seen this image on the National Geographic’s website.

photo 32 Very Artistic.

photo12 You never know what you will find on the streets of Seattle.  This was adorable though.

photo 13 All aboard!  This was SO much fun.  Seattle Ferry Tour was really neat.  It took you to an Island and you could get off and explore/get back on, etc.

photo 19 So this happened!  I got chocolate wasted at Theo Chocolate Factory!  It is sooooooooooo good and organic.  I had to get pulled out of there haha!

photo 22photo 21 So I really had fun hiking up to find this fellar at Fremont.  He was living under the bridge just as he should!

photo 20 View from Fremont Troll. So cool.

photo 23photo 24photo 36

photo 37photo35photo80   So my last night in Seattle, I went out in style.  I went to Perche’ No pasta & Vino. This place was heaven.  The pasta homemade. You could actually sit at the top of the restaurant and watch them cook your food.  The atmosphere was perfect.  The staff/owner was very accommodating to your needs. The owner actually came around and asked me if I had any special occasions and I told her I had a birthday coming up.  She made me a sign and brought me the best Gelato for desert.  I loved this place and didn’t want to leave.  Again, if you make it to Seattle, add this to your stop!

Man, Seattle was sure good to me.  She spoiled me rotten. I didn’t want to leave.  I had such a wonderful time.  I believe a week was a tease.    I do believe I will have to book more time in the future to go back and explore more about this beautiful city.  I hope I gave you a glimpse of just how much FUN you would have.

Tell me, have you traveled to Seattle before?  If so, what have you explored?  OR, where would you like to go on your next vacation? HAVE YOU GOT IT BOOKED YET?!?!?!

photo 27  I saved the best picture for last.  As we were leaving Seattle, I got a glimpse of Mount Rainier.  So BEAUTIFUL. 

photo 13 The DREAM CITY






















  1. cpriya78

    I really enjoyed reading your post. Thank you for sharing some interesting places.

  2. TheMommyAvenger

    I’ve never been to Seattle, but it looks like a wonderful time. We will put it on our list of places to visit. I enjoyed all your pictures.

  3. The Great Gordino

    wow, what a superb set of pictures! I love the smell of bubblegum, to be honest I’m not sure about a wall covered with the chewed stuff, but in the set of all the pictures it looks good!
    Execellent trip by the look of it,

  4. Katrina Elle

    Love it! I haven’t been to Seattle but LOVED Portlandia!

  5. jshallow01

    Some really cool pictures! We are considering going to Seattle for a few days this summer.

  6. bellanna3

    I’ve not been to Seattle yet! But, it’s one of those cities that are on my list! Love your photos…you’ve really captured some of the best Seattle has to offer!

  7. Steph

    1. I love this post!
    2. I love your pictures!
    3. I love that you started this blog!
    4. I LOVE YOU!!!!! xoxo

  8. tara pittman

    Great pictures! I so need to travel as it looks awesome.

  9. Minnesota Miranda

    Wow, I have not been to Seattle so your pictures look SOOOOO fun! I want to go so bad, and the views and scenic pictures are awesome!

  10. Erinn S

    I live just north of Seattle and am proud. The waterfront is great-did you visit the Crumpet Shop. We will plan to spend an entire day walking Pike Place as we aim to get Crumpets to bring home!

  11. sophiebowns

    Great read!
    I’d love to go to the USA!

  12. cyndi

    How cool! I would love to make it out to Seattle one of these days! Sounds like you had a blast!

  13. Michelle F.

    Looks like you had an amazing time! Great pictures.

  14. Julie

    A gum wall? So gross, lol. Glad you had a blast. I want to go there some day.

  15. Disney Rob

    Seattle is my favorite place in the US. It’s 3000 miles from everyone I know in Florida and makes it easy to relax.

  16. Lukas

    This is a greatt blog


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