Seattle Food

Here are some of the foods we had in Seattle. I would say majority of the foods below are restaurants selected by H’s cousin. Shoutout to her for taking the week off to take us around town.

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Seattle recap

Here I go: reflecting a January trip in February. We woke up very early to get to catch our 6 AM flight to Seattle. It was my first time flying with Lana. She did very well and slept the whole flight both ways.

Weather. Very grey. Not as wet as LA surprisingly. It is as though we left for Seattle to take a break from the rain. I heard the rain got really bad in LA that my administrator said it was optional to go into the office.

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Starting the New Year off with a vacation!

If we were having coffee we’d probably be sharing — yes, sharing! — this cup of coffee. This is an $11 latte — the most expensive cup of coffee I’ve ever purchased. They recommended the mocha, but I’d imagine it would be even more expensive. The barista explained that they make their own chocolate or something like that. There were no prices posted on menu so I was price-shocked when I was about to pay at the counter. Was this latte worth the price tag? Unfortunately, no. But the coffee shop was beautiful.

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Unleash the Flower Power!


This was in the Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle– it’s such a unique place!  I don’t even know what I was doing in this photo. It’s likely I was taking a photo from my smart phone. Thank you, husband, for taking this photo!

A year ago my husband, my brother-in-law, and I went to Seattle to visit family. My husband’s cousin got married on a Wednesday that week and we got invited but said, “nope, can’t make it to your Wednesday wedding, but we’ll come over on Friday night.”

This trip was less than 36-hours! What did we do in this ridiculously short period of time? Well…we arrived to Seattle from LA on Friday night at 11 PM and had a late night dinner and went to bed even later. Then we spent most of our Saturday exploring the touristy parts of Seattle and went to bed at 3 am. I thought to myself, “when I was the last I went to bed at 3 AM two night in a row?” Well, never. Then on Sunday morning we took a plane ride back home. Phew.

Say what? No Weekly Photo Challenge this week? Well the Photo Fridays must go on. It’s been another busy week of long work hours. Writing on ths blog has always been a joy and center no matter what time of day it is.

Coming this Monday, I got a new feature where I’ll be featuring bloggers who work full time jobs like me for Motivation Monday. If you’re interested in being featured in my blog interview, let me know!


Photo outakes and lessons learned from the Oregon and Washington trip

Warning this is a picture heavy post. These are photos I haven’t gotten a chance to post and some lessons I learned from my trip.

Nick Grimm House
Saw Nick’s house from Grimm at Portland!

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Seattle Underground Tour

The Seattle Underground is a network of underground passageways and basements in downtown Seattle. The Seattle Underground was the original ground level at the city’s origin in the mid-19th century. Our friend recommended as one of the things to do when in Seattle. In fact our friend recommended LOTS of things to do in Seattle. He stayed there for a summer in college and out of all the things he recommended, we pursued going to the Underground Tour because it was one of the more unique things to do.

The tour was funny and informational about Seattle’s history from a town being with sidewalks cover in…well…I don’t want to spoil anything for you. Overall, I highly recomend the tour. I spoke to my husband’s Seattle-native cousin about the tour and she had no idea about its history.

100+ year old saloon and bathroom.


There is a little bit of walking and climbing up the stairs to present Seattle and down the stairs seeing Seattle from the past.

Old Seattle street signs and sidewalks.


When walking around present-day Pioneer Square, you’ll notice the purple glass tiles on the sidewalk. From the underground, this is what it looks like.

Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour
614 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

Dragonfruit cider

Elliot Bay Public House and Brewery
12537 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98125

Yesterday was our last night at Seattle. To end it, we went to gastropub. I can’t believe since we’ve been to Seattle, we haven’t had a drink.

It was really late and there were not a lot of food options and my husband did not feel like driving into downtown Seattle for late night food so we found this gastropub nearby.

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Along the Waterfront 

Yesterday, we went on an Underground tour of Seattle. I can’t wait to share those photos and share a little bit of history of Seattle without giving too many spoilers.

After the tour, we walked around the waterfront admiring the bay views. Maybe for the next trip to the Seattle, I’d like to take the ferry and go island hopping. Plus, I’d like bring our puppies and bring our passports to Vancouver.

Fish and Chips
Fish and Chips from Ivar’s

Ivar’s Acre of Clams
Pier 54, 1001 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98104

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Lunch at Seattle: Turkish Delight

1930 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

My husband went to Turkey a couple months back for work and ate very well while he was there. Yesterday, after our train ride from Portland to Seattle, we decided to get some Turkish food. The name “Turkish Delight” got my attention because my husband kept raving about this confection while he was there. Not only did we get Turkish Delight, we got a whole lunch meal there! 

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Portland to Seattle via Amtrak

For many years I’ve been taking the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner to get from Van Nuys to San Diego and in between whether it was for fun or recreation. I love taking the train every chance I get to avoid driving in traffic. It’s relaxing and I get to place my focus on reading and other recreational things not related to sitting in traffic. I convinced my husband instead of renting a car from Portland to Seattle, to instead take the train. Gladly we did and just relaxed to enjoy the scenery, read books, and stayed entertained.

Portland train station

Portland Train station 


Vancouver, Washington 

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