A few people have warned me that if I go west, I may not come back… probably because of my somewhat obsessive love of all things California.
I get it – mountains and oceans + great sport wear is very luring.
So my friends, the time has come… I am finally ready to find out for myself if the West Coast is the (second) best coast of Canada.
Mike and I are going to British Columbia in September for a wedding and the timing works out well to make it our ten-year anniversary adventure. And even better, thanks to the HIGH Canadian travel costs, it’s a lot cheaper to fly to Seattle so we’re adding an American city to the holiday. Let the planning and list making begin!
First up, what’s up in Seattle? I am looking for tips and suggestions for places to stay, coffee to drink, parks to run and neighbourhoods to explore. We will have 2 sleepless days in Seattle and I want to make the most of it. I have done a bit of research and have discovered the following:
A. Seattle likes purple. Me too! Go Huskies.
C. Seattleites shop local. Markets seem like a big deal. Pike Place was the third thing I thought of when I booked flights to Seattle (right after Starbucks and Meg and right before the Space Needle).
D. Seattle does seafood. Sure, I will have a taco but I’m from Atlantic Canada – this will not be a highlight.
E. Seattle blows. Did y’all know about their thing for glass?
G./O. Seattleites run. Although I do not own any of their gear, I want to. I love everything about Oiselle and am excited to go to their flagship store located in University Village. I will also be in the middle of marathon training during our trip so I need some good running routes out west.
H. Seattle already has a Meg. I like to research cities by watching movies filmed there. Sleepless in Seattle seems like an obvious choice.
I. Seattle is dreamy. I recently went down a deep dark Netflix hole and started Grey’s Anatomy S1E1… It totally holds up.
L. Seattle sews. Question… is the tour worth it? Seems like an iconic must-see when in Seattle. Yea or nay?
Please, please please let me know what you loved in Seattle.
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