Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Walking the Streets of Seattle // SBL 2k17

Hey there,

It's official, August has ended and the beginning stages of fall will soon be upon us. Hasn't this summer gone by quickly? For me, it's been jammed pack. Any free day where I wasn't working or had a bucket load of homework, I tried to squeeze in some adventures. I was actually looking at my August page of my agenda, and realized not one day was left unmarked. With that being said, I'm so thankful for the lovely times I've had this month.

On August 30th, my friend Chloe and I took to the streets of Seattle to explore. Chloe is one my best friends, and she's actually leaving for YWAM in Amsterdam this September on the 17th. I'm so beyond proud of her and I know she'll have an amazing experience, but nonetheless, it's hard to see her go. To have one last adventure together, we visited Seattle like true tourists, and of course, recorded it using Chloe's beautiful camera and photography skills. 

Our first stop (after 30 minutes of driving in circles attempting to find parking) was Pike Place Market. If we were to explore Seattle like a tourist, this was a must. I for one am not a fan of large crowds, but the market is such a classic and has lots of interesting items. I adore all the flower stands, though I've never actually bought any (only because I didn't want to walk around carrying them for the rest of the day). There are also numerous book stores, candy shops, food stands, and more. I tried my first turkish delight (it was amazing) and listened to amazing street music. Would Pike Place be somewhere I longed to visit all the time? No, but it's a nice spot and definitely and important place to visit when exploring Seattle.

Of course, to add to our tourist activities, we took to the waterfront. The waterfront has some more cute shops, lots of seafood, the Seattle Aquarium, and the great ferris wheel. I'd never been on the ferris wheel, mostly because it costs a lot and being stuck in a cage while it goes in circles never appealed to me, but it was actually quite a lovely experience. The views up top were beautiful, you could not only see the city, but look across the water as well while boats were sailing by. Lots of pictures were taken by Chloe (many that are not shown) and it was definitely worth the stop!

After our day of walking and exploring (and find this adorable pink wall), we found a starbucks for the much needed coffee boost, and explored the city by walking and shopping and getting lost. As someone whose grown up in a small little valley, it takes awhile for me to feel comfortable in the city, but as the day came to a close, I was finding myself more and more in love with the bustling of people, towering buildings, and coffee shops on every corner. Maybe I'm not ready to move to a large city yet, but I have a feeling Seattle may be seeing more of me. 

Did you grow up in the city, or more away from the hustle and bustle? Which environment do you prefer? I think both have lots of positives, but I'd have to say I do love the quiet and easy parking that my valley has. Makes for a much less stressed Liz.

Have a wonderful day,



  1. That looks like so much fun!! It looks awesome there!! Y'all are both beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing!

  2. I like how the photos capture the vibe of the city. It sounds like you had a lovely day. :)

    I know what you mean about feeling more at home in the quiet but coming to appreciate the city life. I'm the same. I live out of town, spending time mostly in smaller towns, and I wouldn't have it any other way, but I think I could adapt to the bustle of the city if I had to. The biggest thing I miss in the city is lack of connection. People keep to themselves so much more, and it saddens me because there are so many tired and lonely people sitting right next to each other, if only they knew.

    Anyway, thanks for this post. It got me thinking, and I'm glad you had this fun summer experience. xx

  3. Seattle looks like such a lovely place! I'd love to visit! I'm so glad you got to have such a fun adventure:)

  4. Haha, I was in Seattle the day before you guys!
    Love your photos-Seattle has such a cool aesthetic!

  5. I love these pictures! You made me want to go there and added a little more travel lust in my heart haha.
    Loved this post!

  6. I love Pike Place from a safe distance. Like you, I especially love all the flower stands and wish I could go and buy bouquets every week. They are so beautiful and relatively inexpensive. The Seattle Acquarium is one of my favorite places. Went there last year on my Birthday. I'm not much of a Seattle person, though. Just give me the countryside.

  7. All of the pictures are so AESTHETIC!!! And your outfit is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!! It looks like y'all had an awesome time together!!!

    - Maddy | littlebitofsunshineweb.blogspot.com


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