I took a BUNCH of pictures... and really wanted to share quite a few of them, so be prepared for a really big picture heavy post. :) So... it was sunny ALL weekend! What a nice, totally unexpected surprise. :)
We rode the monorail from the Space needle to Westlake mall, and from there we walked EVERYWHERE... :) I was doing okay until we left the pier and had to hike up a gazillion flights of stairs. (See the bottom right picture to see the SECOND set of stairs)
Seriously I about died, and my shins and my calves hurt like crazy. I was soo sore and stiff the next morning that I could barely walk. Because of this we kinda changed up our plans and skipped the science center. Instead we slept in and took our time getting ready. We checked out and ate lunch at a resteraunt on the corner called McMinemans... it was really yummy. The hotel staff had recommended they're sweet potatoe fries, and after trying them I can say that they were definitely GOOD. I'm actually craving some right now...
But wait, I am definitely getting ahead of myself... on saturday (directly after the treacherous stair climb) we walked what seemed like 10 blocks from the market to Yellow leaf Cupcake Co. It was definitely worth the walk...
We bought a dozen plus 2! :) We made it in kinda late so a bunch of they're flavors were gone... no salted caramel for me. :( boo hoo... My dissapointment didnt last long though, because this red velvet cupcake was AMAZING. The cream cheese frosting had amazing flavor. Jaydon picked Mexican Wedding Cake, and it was just as good. It tasted like a sweet caramelized pecan. mmm, yummy! :) We picked out 6 different flavors and grabbed 2 of each. My parents and the girls really appreciated them when we got home. :)
I know a couple of you mentioned Cupcake Royale, and I was all for giving them a try... but because we were walking everywhere... they were just a bit too far away. :( Maybe next time we can plan it in!
I bought some brown boots before we left, I was really needing a comfortable pair of shoes and I am so glad I did. They were really comfortable. The bottoms of my feet never got sore... although the right boot had a seam or something that rubbed against my ankle, which was NOT fun. On sunday I actually wore 3 pairs of socks in my right boot for padding against the seam. Other then that though, I really love them!
That evening we decided to eat dinner up at Sky City the restaraunt at the top of the space needle. I am so glad we did... the view was amazing and the atmosphere was perfect... and the food was really good. I ordered the Seafood Fettuccine with the truffle sauce, and I loved it! Jaydon ordered the ribs, in a chocolate type sauce. Super yummy too... but I liked mine better. ;)
The bill ended up being around 100.00 (this also included our ride up to the needle) which was more then we've ever spent on a meal together. :) It was totally worth it though, I would definitely do it again!
We were both very happy with The Hotel Maxwell. The staff were super polite, the rooms were really clean and modern, the hotel itself was quiet and it was SO close to the Space Needle and the Science Center...
Well, that is our weekend in pictures! Thank you again to everyone who recommended places to eat, and things to do. I wish we could have had time to do it all. It was definitely like a treasure hunt. Whenever I would spot something that someone recommended I felt like I had found a treasure! :)
p.s.: I'm experimenting with more photo collage templates for the blog ! :) What do you think?