seattle, washington

This past weekend I got to have a quick girls’ weekend with my sister and cousin in Seattle, Washington. I’ve been to Portland (and LOVED it), so Seattle was next on my list. My sister is working as a travel nurse up there for a few months, so it was the perfect excuse to visit. I also haven’t gotten to hang out with both her and my cousin in a very long time, so it was a nice trip to spend some time together (especially because my cousin is about to enter married territory next fall).

Because it was such a short trip (had to plan around work schedules), we obviously didn’t get to everything, and we generally stayed away from the tourist attractions (which is fine by me). It was a fun, laid back weekend with perfect weather, and I can’t wait to go back and explore more (next time with my husband).

P.S. These photos are a mix from my DSLR (which I hadn’t used since December), my phone, and GoPro. Edited with Photoshop or VSCO.

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After arriving from an early flight, we went and had brunch at Café Campagne. I didn’t try it, but my cousin and sister’s friend raved about their quiche (both the vegetable and crab). We then strolled through the market (mostly to see the flowers, to be honest) and hit up Ballard for some shopping and more food (amazing happy hour tacos at Gracia). I wanted to check out Gas Works Park, and coincidentally they were holding a short film/beer tasting event that night. It was beautiful hanging out next to the water with a view of the skyline while having drinks, eating from food trucks, and watching films (inspired by the year 1991) – a perfect first night in the city.

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The next morning we went to eat Morsel (at the insistence of my friend, Hank). I got the biscuits and gravy and sausage (so.good.), but the plain biscuits with jam are supposed to be out of this world as well. Of course there was a line, but it moved fast, and we got lucky and were able to snag a seat inside. The restaurant is serendipitously next to several (legit) vintage stores, so we briefly walked through those before our parking meter was up. Afterwards we wanted to do something outdoors, and since we didn’t have time for a long hike, we opted for stand up paddle boarding in Lake Union (rented from Agua Verde). I’ve only done it in a still lake, so it was definitely more of a challenge standing and paddling through rougher waters. The idea is afterwards you can grab Mexican food at the restaurant on the lake, but we decided to go get ice cream afterwards instead. That evening we went out for fancy cocktails and dinner at Hotel Sorrento before meeting up with my sister’s roommate at Unicorn (bar). The decor and music (they were playing 80s) was so fun. Arcades also seem to be a HUGE deal in Seattle, and though we didn’t play any of them, you bet we hit up the vintage photo booth downstairs.

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Until next time, Seattle. ❤

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-wonderland sam

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actress/texan kickin' it in los angeles. always searching for my next pizza. cia agent in another life.

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