Last weekend was pretty awesome – my very good friend Lucas came to visit us in Portland – our first visitor! It’s always nice to see a friendly face and to show off a town we adore. We had fun walking around Portland, taking him to several breweries, visiting the Saturday Market, partaking in brunch at Mothers,
a visit to Powell’s and even taking a drive out to Multnomah Falls so he could see that & the amazing Columbia River Gorge.
It was a whirlwind few days, made even more whirlwindy from an offer by a co-worker. A season ticket holder for the Seahawks, he asked a few days before Lucas arrived if I was interested in tickets to the game against the Cowboys. Yes yesyesyes! Finally I get to see my team play! oh no, what about Keith?
Keith looked into buying a ticket as well, but the markup was nuts, and since we had two at face value, Keith decided to stay home in Portland and hang with Samantha while Lucas and I went on a road trip. Both Lucas and I have never seen Seattle so it was super exciting – NFL game, the Puget Sound, the Space Needle, Mt Rainier – we couldn’t wait!
My first impression of Seattle was how big it was, and how hilly. Driving down in the city, I felt like I was in San Francisco! Who knew? I thought it being near the water it would be flat – not so much. On the plus side, the crazy hilly garage we parked in makes me love my parking garage now.
The search for the space needle was rather funny. Most of the shots & scenes of Seattle that I remember, it makes it seem like the Space Needle is HUGE.
Well, when it was built it may have been, but the city has taken over. We didn’t have enough time to get close but we finally got a good enough look from the stadium. Mt. Rainer was a no show because of the fires, (as was our 3 volcanos we can see from Portland).
We got a chance to walk near the waterfront,
and visit Pike’s Place Market where the original Starbucks is. We wandered through Pioneer Square and soaked in the atmosphere of a big city….swarming with Seahawks & Cowboys fans.
And then the game itself. We had GREAT seats for the price and it was such a LOUD stadium for being open air. It would have been a lot more fun if the Cowboys won..scratch that – if they PLAYED, but it was still a fun experience. Oh, and the garlic fries they serve there – delish!
Before we get back on the road, I must make a return visit to Seattle – there is so much to see that a day trip wasn’t nearly enough.