For Spring Break this year, Kelvin and I decided it would be fun to do a West Coast road trip from Seattle back down to Los Angeles. We flew up to Seattle, rented a car, and road tripped our way down stopping at Olympic National Park, Portland, Redwood National Park, and San Francisco/the Bay area.
The weather was pretty terrible (I swear we dragged a storm down the coast with us), but I had an amazing time. It was a great way to close out my final Spring Break. The best kind of vacations are the ones that leave you wanting to go back and explore more… the West Coast is so gorgeous, it would leave me in awe of nature. And I fell in love with the city of Seattle… SO cute! I can’t wait for our next adventure.
Our trip began with a hectic morning because our Super Shuttle picked us up 15 minutes early with a 1 minute notice. I had literally just crawled out of bed before I rushed out the door. Thankfully, we didn’t forget anything.
Kelvin playing Words with Friends, our recent obsession, while waiting for our plane.
I was excited to show Portland my bird backpack… I thought they would appreciate it.
We flew Virigin America up to Seattle.
Will and Angela hosted us for two days in Seattle. THANK YOU!
We got lunch at a Cajun restaurant with Will and Angela.
I hadn’t really explored Seattle before, so I had to make all the usual tourist stops. Loved Pike Place!
There were tons of cute stores all around the area. I love the packaging for these beans in a cute grocery store we visited.
Some decorations from an Indian spice store.
The first Starbucks! YAY!
Bought myself some Pike Place Special Reserve. Yum.
This deliciously smelling Russian bakery caught our sense of smell, so we stopped in to try some of their pasteries.
We got an apple cinnamon pastry. SO good.
Saw Rachel, the famous Pike Place pig, getting carried away for repair.
The market was partially under construction when we visited, but there was still a lot to see.
I’ve watched this motivational video on Pike Place Fish Market multiple times at school talking about how playing and being positive leads to success, so it was fun to see them really throwing fish around.
I’m really bad at action shots, so I just had the fish thrower pose for me.
There were tons of fresh fruits and veggies at the market.
Lots of fish too.
We visited the locks, which are basically boat elevators. This one was empty because it was under repair.
After eating at Pyramid, we stopped in for some frozen yogurt at Menchie’s.
They have the cutest spoons!
View of Seattle from Kerry Park.