Over the President's Day long weekend, I went on vacation to Seattle,WA and Portland, Oregon with my two friends. In my previous blog post I talked about how earlier in the year my two friends and I decided to put on our bucket list to travel to all 50 states by the time we were 50 years old (the age part is something we decided during this trip). I have never been to both Washington and Oregon so I was pretty excited to travel to a new place and explore the city.
We definitely had a jam packed schedule planned during our 3 nights, 4 day stay. I was so proud of us for managing to do almost everything we had originally planned on doing. For today's blog post let me share what I did on day one!
Day One (BUR--> SEA)- Saturday, February 14th, 2015
I woke up around 4AM on Saturday morning and we flew out of Burbank airport at 7AM. It was nice short two hour flight to Seattle so we landed around 9AM. After renting a car at the airport, we drove to our first food location of the day which was Top Pot Doughnuts (the original location).
Doughnuts were really good (it must be since our President even dropped by to have a taste)! I would recommended these doughnuts it if you like the one that are more bread like. The interior of the place we went to was nice. I like the books that were displayed in the interior because it gave off a relaxing cafe vibe to it. The drip coffee I got was strong and bold in flavor which was just what I needed to start of my day.
Then we drove to Pike Place Market to head over to brunch at Cafe Champagne.
This is what we ordered for brunch:
|Les Oeufs En Meurette|
|Les Oeufs Brouilles|
|Les Croques Madame|
Les Croques Madame- Parisian ham & Comte cheese served on a the house-made pain de mie served with a green salad $16.50
Les Oeufs Brouilles- scrambled eggs with fresh herbs, served with chicken & pork sausage, roasted potatoes and baguette $10
My favorite out of the three things we ordered was the Les Oeufs Brouilles which was absolute delicious. The scrambled eggs were probably the best I've ever had. The baguette came with this marion berry jam that was fantastic! This place is definitely crowded so make sure you make reservations before you arrive!
After brunch we checked into the Silver Cloud Inn and unfortunately I don't have photos of where we stayed but I would totally recommend it if you are interested in something more casual. It is reasonably priced and offers complimentary breakfast and parking (for most of their locations). We stayed at the University one which ended up being a good location for us because it was not too far away from all the places we wanted to visit.
The next place we checked out was Snoqualmie Falls.
Make sure when you visit this place that you anticipate that you will get a bit wet depending on which direction the wind is blowing that day. It's free to visit and parking is free as well so that's just the added plus to visiting this amazing location.
Afterwards, we went to Pike's marketplace again to walk around and the view was really beautiful.
|The heart for Vday was so cute!|
|The crazy line outside the original Starbucks|
We decided to grab whatever that was left because the choices were pretty slim since it was the end of the night. I didn't really care for majority of the ones we got but the Bavarian Sausage was really delicious.
I think our first day was a total success! I was amazed by the amount of stuff we did considering it was the day we flew into Seattle. Actually, now to think about it I think this was just the beginning of our jam packed adventure. We really did a lot in such a short amount of time! I am so excited to share what I did on the other days so stay tuned for what I did on day 2!