Seattle/Canada PT 1: Shin Splint City
Hello everyone! Hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day Weekend! Long time no see, huh? Er, blog post. Haha, sorry for not visiting your blogs in a while, but I've just had the most marvelous trip this past week to Seattle and Canada! I traveled with our school's Business Club, since they do a trip at the end of each year. Corina informed me about it, so I started attended meetings and helping out with events. Eventually, I raised enough so I'd only have to pay $200 for the entire trip, and that covered hotels, transportation, and most of the food!
So I've been off getting lost in new cities and have so many stories to share! I'll sum it up briefly though, and today I'm breaking down the first half of the trip, which was in Seattle.
So what I've learned about this city is that you haven't truly experience it till you've gotten shin splints! Haha, Corina and I often would split off from the group to explore on our own, and I'm so glad we did. We got lost multiple times, but we know downtown Seattle so well now. Plus, it was a good experience. I couldn't stop marveling at the amazing architecture of this city. The sky rocketing buildings had this small town girl in awe. The hustle and bustle appealed to me as well, and I couldn't help but picture myself living here. I loved Seattle!
Mmmm, the infamous Gum Wall, only the second germiest tourist attraction in the world! We had to add our contribution to it of course.
We went on a couple tours while in Seattle, and my favorite one was the food sampling tour at Pikes Place Market! Goodness, if I lived in Seattle, I'd be there all the time. However, by the end of it, Corina mumbled to me: "My stomach's been teased."
Haha, those food sampling flirts! We had to go back on our own time to fully appreciate what they had to offer. So the minute we could, we snuck off from our group to grab piroshky and clam chowder. I also had to go snatch some souvenirs, which were food, of course. All of my extra money pretty much went to food on this entire trip...
Also, does anyone else know that the original Starbucks started here? Corina and I had to go visit it! We were smart and split up at the market, so while I shopped for souvenirs, she waited in line and ordered.
Next up, the Space Needle! We had gotten reservations for the restaurant, and ugh...it was the most expensive meal of my life. For one person's meal? $60. Yikes! It was a once in LONG time treat. But the fact that the restaurant would spin as you ate meant a 360 degree view of the city, so that was cool. Afterwards, we went up to the observation deck, and it was spectacular!
It was slightly windy...
Later that night, we went down to the docks and got to ride the enormous ferris wheel that's down there!
Overall, our time in Seattle was awesome, but it was nothing compared to Victoria...haha, stay tuned for Part 2, when we took a ferry over to Canada!