Well, this post is a little overdue, but 3 weekends ago I took a quick trip to Seattle to visit my mom, who at the time was up in Vancouver. I flew out Friday afternoon at 4:30 and got to the AirBnB by 10pm. My mom was already there waiting for me, both of us giddy to see each other again.
The AirBnb was right by Pikes Place Market, making it close to food and things to do. As soon as I got there, we went out and grabbed quick tacos from Taco Del Mar, took them back to the house, and talked for hours.
The next day we somehow managed to sleep in until 11…wow. So when we finally woke up, we went walking through the market, then decided to hop on the ferry and go over to Bainbridge Island, first time for both of us. The fairy was only $4, or was it $6, either way cheap, and took about 40 minutes to get across. We went walking through the cute little down-town and stopped for lunch first. We were both recommended, on separate occasions, to this crepe place called J’Aime les Crêpes, so we went to check it out. I will say…not that impressive. I would not recommend. Maybe the sweet crepes are good, they were massive, but the savory not so much. Good thing we shared! In that same little area, was an ice cream store, Mora, that we were both recommend again to try, this one with a line out the door. We got a dulce de leche ice cream which was delish.
Next to these two shops was a super cute yarn store, with some really great inspirations and awesome atmosphere. I could see myself owning a store like that. We also went to a winery and had a wine tasting flight each. There were plenty of wineries on this strip, and right now cannot find the name of the one we tried.
By the time we were done exploring, it was dark and rainy out, so we hopped back on the ferry and headed back to Seattle.
Once we got off, we made the mile and a half walk up into Pike/Pine district and went to the Unicorn Bar. Why this bar you ask? Well, I heard they were having an artsy pop-up, and the name was Witch Please. How could I not go check that out? I am really glad we made the trek because this part of Seattle was super fun, lively, and very hip. We took our time checking out all the vendors, had some drinks, then decided we were hungry enough to eat dinner. After much searching on Google, we decided to go to this Italian restaurant Artusi. Small wait, a little pricey, but so worth it. We both got the gnocchis and they basically melted in your mouth. Getting hungry thinking about them again.
Once we were satisfied, we made the trek back home and promptly fell asleep.
The next day, Sunday, it was already time to go home. Like I said, short weekend. But first we went and got breakfast at CJ’s Eatery, which was okay…but would not recommend. The mimosa was so gross we literally could not drink it. How does that even happen?? We then walked off lunch by doing a little street shopping until we both had to part ways.
It was a quick weekend, but always so much fun when I get to hang with my Mom. And better yet, I get to see her again in one week in IRELAND! Woohoo, keep an eye out for that post.
Have you ever been to Seattle or Ireland?