We had a really great time in Seattle celebrating our 10 year anniversary! It definitely started out a little rocky though... I woke up with a little bit of a headache that morning, but it didnt get to bad... until we were about a half hour down the road. Sometimes I get migraines that make me sick to my stomach. We stopped in Wenatchee at Arby's to grab a sandwich to go. I took one bite, and knew I wasn't going to be able to eat it. My stomach just wasnt feeling very settled and the smell of the food was not doing me any favors. Jaydon was sweet enough to run back in and ask for a few extra bags. Bless his heart, I needed them about 15 mins down the road. Fortunately my timing was perfect, Jaydon took the exit ahead and pulled off at the gas station. He grabbed a couple empty sacks from the cashier... you know... just in case. We hit the road again, and I decided to sit in back so I could try to sleep the headache off. 5 minutes later those extra bags came in handy again. I was beginning to wonder if this was going to be the longest 4 hour trip in history. Fortunately I must have fell asleep because the next thing I seen was the lights of Seattle. :) I had slept off most of the headache so I was feeling a LOT better.... and was so thankful for that!
Jaydon was an excellent Chauffer... and it feels weird riding in the back seat of the car with your honey up front. We stayed at the Paramount hotel and they exceeded my expectations! The lobby was gorgeous and very cozy.
They upgraded our room to a room with a soaking tub, and a nice corner view. I had booked through another service, can't remember which one at the time, so I was getting a great deal... and the fact that they upgraded us was super nice!
The view from one of the windows...
I was starving for some reason, (hah hah) but it was late enough that we settled for "food" from the vending machine! :) Breakfast the next morning at the Dragon Fish Cafe was good. I seriously probably could have ate cardboard and enjoyed it at that point- I was starving!!! :)
After that we walked all over town, enjoyed way too many Starbuck's. Of course when they are on EVERY corner, it is hard not to endulge- no? :)
We waited in line at the original starbucks and bought a bag of the special reserve to bring back to my parents. Even though they are always SOO busy, I am super impressed with how friendly the employees are. :)
We had fun taking pictures from the sky bridge leading to Macy's.
and from the parking garage. Call us tourisits. ;)
We went into Forever 21 that was a fun experience...and I didn't buy a thing! I was really good on Saturday because Jaydon had already promised me a trip to the Renton Ikea. :) Yeah, I clearly put home decor before fashion. ;)
Also seen World Market and even though I think this particular World Market is smaller it did not dissapoint me. I've gawked at the website on numerous occasions. I was able to pick up a few things that I can use as props.
Jaydon was really excited about the Army Surplus store. I was too, until we walked in and I seen that it did not have file cabinets or other industrial goodies. Apparently the prices they had on things weren't exactly that great of a deal either.
We ate at Kell's for lunch and it was nice. They got really busy though, and we waited for quite a while before our waitress was able to take our card. I was just getting antsy at that point! :)
Walking by Cupcake Royale (we came back the next morning and bought some cupcakes to take back to my parents and the girls) on our way back to the hotel... Rei, then ikea bound!
We scored excellent parking and I was able to get some table legs for future projects... gotta love Ikea!
The next morning the sun and rain couldn't decide who was going to take the day. So we left the hotel with umbrellas, but it cleared up on the last few blocks back to the hotel. It was so pretty out! We ate breakfast at Dahlia lounge and it was SO excellent! Seriously we will definitely go back next time!
It was kind of neat to see on their menu that the produce they use in the restaraunt comes from a farm in Prosser, WA.... my hometown. :) This was pretty much the best picture I have of the two of us. The Hotel staff was nice enough to take it for us!! :)
Going to Seattle is such a different experience. It makes me realize how sheltered of a life I have lived. Growing up for the most part in small towns... definitely causes me to feel intimidated in the big cities! It does make me appreciate the peacefullness, quiet and room to breathe that I have when I come home. City life does has its advantages, but I've discovered the biggest disadvantage is the cost of having all those tempting stores so close by! ;) City life and Country life are so completely different. How does one transition to the other, I don't imagine it would be easy?