Last weekend I headed out to Seattle to visit Matt (he was out there for 2 weeks for work). It’s a great town – I was never there before – and reminds me of San Fran…although it could never replace my beloved San Fran!
I have 3 general observations about Seattle:
1. It’s cold. Really cold. Temps ranged from low 50s to low 60s each day. Not bad, right? But Seattle’s 50 degrees is on par with Philly’s 30 degrees. Guess I really do like humidity?
2. There really is a Starbucks on every corner. Seattlers are well caffeinated. We did visit the first Starbucks – total tourist trap – but it was cool.
3. 7-Elevens are really clean, which is totally not the case in Philly. If you’re from the east coast, Seattle 7-Elevens are on par with Wawa. I could practically eat off the floors. Philly 7-Elevens smell nasty and I purposely walk on my toes so my pants don’t drag on the ground when I walk into one.
I arrived on Friday and had a few hours to kill until Matt was done with work. Naturally, I went for a run. Nothing felt better after sitting on a plane all morning. I love that so many people were out and about running over lunch.
We did typical tourist stuff – The Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit.
We love Farmers’ Markets so we checked out Fremont Market. Definitely not our scene – a little too hippy-ish and flea market-ish. Although they did have a large pig truck in the back where Matt enjoyed some pulled pork.
We loved Discovery Park and walked the Loop Trail – a 2.8 mile trail with incredible views of the Puget Sound.
We even saw the Fremont Troll.
It was a great weekend overall. For only having 2 and a half days we saw a ton of sites. I just have to remember to pack winter clothes next time.
Ever been to Seattle? Or live in Seattle? What’s your favorite place, park, running route?