Seattle, Washington

The other day, Jeremy and I were discussing which States I had yet to go to. He said Washington, but he clearly forgot we went to Seattle in 2013 for a wedding. (2013 will explain the quality of the below pictures…yikes!)

So if Jeremy doesn’t even remember when we went to Washington, then I definitely haven’t written about it. The trip was SO FUN, and we spent the next couple of hours talking about how we should go back as soon as possible, and preferably during the summer, when it’s not raining and the weather is pristine. We have a friend who now lives in Seattle and he was telling me how everyone who lives there keeps a summer bucket list, things that get them through the rainy months because they know 90 perfect days of summer are coming.

If you find yourself in Seattle, I’m asking you to go to The Walrus and the Carpenter for me. Their oysters are incredible, and that’s saying something in a seaside town. The restaurant is small, so it might be a bit of a wait to get in, but the decor is classy and I swear to you, I’ve never eaten better oysters nor seen a more diverse selection.

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We also went to Tilikum Place Cafe for brunch and binged on eggs benedict and coffee.

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Probably my favorite place in the whole city was The Chihuly Museum. I’d been to his exhibit when it came to the Dallas Arboretum, so I was really excited to see the museum. It did NOT disappoint.

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This museum was gorgeous, and I couldn’t stop taking photos. It seemed like every little corner was more photogenic than the rest. I set up our little tripod and snagged one of my favorite “couple” photos we’ve ever gotten.

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Of course we made a stop at the Space Needle. We were there very early, which proved to be perfect. We went up to the top and were the only people on the entire observation deck! That was an unexpected treat.

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The reason we went up to Seattle in the first place was to go to our friends Dylan and Gabe’s wedding.

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They had a nautical affair at a boathouse on the water, complete with a nod to Dylan’s Charleston hometown in the form of a good old fashioned crawfish boil. It was even chilly enough in July that I needed a blanket! You won’t find that many other places!

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Our last stop before we left town was Pike Place Market. We couldn’t leave Seattle without at least a long walk through the market!

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Obviously my favorite part was the flowers. There were SO. MANY. OPTIONS. The entire market was incredibly fragrant.

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I bought one of the giant bouquets and carried it back on the plane with me to Dallas. The sweetest TSA worker helped me build a cover out of plastic bins so the flowers wouldn’t get smushed when they went through the x-ray machine.

Long story short, who wants to meet us in Seattle this summer??!!

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