So I said I would blog about Seattle separately (and I planned to do it waaays earlier) but adapting to a new life and still balancing it with meeting friends definitely takes up some time. So I've been out and around the last couple of days and just went home to collapse for some sleep before my day would start again.
Anyway. We started super early on Monday (I had to wake up at 6! That is early...for a free day right!?) because our plan was to meet at 7 at the airport. Planned. Done. At around 7:30 we were ready (equipped with breakfast) in hour car, heading out to pick the last of us five up from his house.
|Good Morning ;)|
|Driving, driving, driving...not pictured: The music, the singing (me quietly in the front :P) and all those cameras :D|
|waiting in line....|
|Downtown by car, trying to find the actual downtown|
Seattle reminded me in many ways of Vancouver, though I think I like Vancouver better. But on the other hand: I spent one day in Seattle and three month in Vancouver...so it might not be this accurate ;)
After discovering that the blue trees were under construction we headed to the first Information Map we could find to organize our day.
|Where to go to|
The Public Market seemed like the perfect place to have lunch, so there we went...
|discovering small in between streets...|
|Passing the first Starbucks on our way...though we couldn't really bother to go in...hence a loooong long line!|
And we found a nice spot for our lunch. Sitting outside (even though it was cold). I liked those tin cans as plant holders :)
And with freshly filled stomachs: More sightseeing!
|Can you see the ferris wheel!?|
|Here it is ;P|
|A busy Public Market from the inside...|
|Colours and greens and sweets and crafts...everything...|
And while shopping we remembered that we once had heard of something called a gum wall. A gum wall! Well sure we had to find that one! Turned out we had to walk all the way back to the public market...but oh well! We made it ;)
It was...gross. (Sorry) But interesting.
|Some artistic girls|
|wondering what all those blotches are?!|
|well let's get a bit closer...|
|The clouds disappeared during our afternoon...leaving us with a beautiful sky in the evening. Seattle.|
And back we went. Waiting hours again at the border, returning the car and all trying to catch our last buses and skytrains. But definitely a wonderful day!