Yesterday was a fun day, exploring trendy areas of Seattle I hadn't visited yet! My friend, Rachel, is living in Bellingham to attend college and help with our LB church there. She's one of my youth group girls from Fergus, and we also met regularly in a mentoring relationship. She came to Seattle for the weekend and we got to hang out on Monday since there wasn't school that day. It was SO fun to see her! I picked her up at SPU where she had stayed with friends, and we looked at my trusty GPS to pick a random cafe to eat brunch. We decided on Louisa's Cafe Bakery on Eastlake Ave. It was a great little cafe with really good croissants! One of the great things there, however, was the free "Hidden Seattle" guide to, well... all the greatest little hidden secrets in Seattle's coolest neighborhoods. More on this in a minute...
Rachel and I met up with a friend that was able to drive her back to Bellingham, and we went to my new favorite park in Seattle, Kerry Park. It has the BEST views of the city! I think all the great postcard shots of the city are taken from this park.
Don't you agree?!
We had a great time goofing off with some fun pictures!
[You can see it was a very windy day, and it turns out people in WA considered it a storm! I guess with all the tall trees that can knock out power lines, I can see why it was talked about a LOT on the news that night, but I have to say, it sure is a different mindset here about storms, vs. what we're used to in the Midwest!]
After they took off for Bellingham, I decided to flip through the Hidden Seattle guide and learn a little. It turned out to be a great resource! It was written by three friends who explore all over Lake Union, Fremont, Queen Anne, Greenlake, Wallingford and Downtown and they have lots of tips on where to feast, sip, shop, play, and walk your dog. I wish I had a dog here...
Since I was in Queen Anne, I drove around and hit some of the fun shops they mentioned. I also checked out Fremont a bit and spent some time in Lake Union.
Once the sun came out, and the wind died down a little, I realized I was close to Kerry Park again, so I thought I'd see the view with the sunset reflection on it. It turns out it wasn't all that different, but I still got some great pictures out of the deal!
My oldest friend, Jill, is coming to visit next week for Thanksgiving (YEAH!) and now I have some great spots picked out for us to see! I'm just over halfway through with my time here in WA, so if anyone else wants to visit, you're running out of time... I can't believe how fast it's been going!