DAY 3: FREMONT
DO: Walk along the canal and see the houseboat rows that will make you feel like you’re in a different country, walk around and stop into the cute boutiques and vintage stores and visit the Fremont Bridge Troll.
EAT: Have lunch at Revel for some yum yum Korean fusion. DRINK: At Milstead and Co. for great coffee and a nice shaded patio. Go to Miir Flagship for a really cool space and delish pastries.
DAY 4: WEST SEATTLE
Ok, this was my favorite day of the trip for me. It’s probably because I took myself furthest out of my comfort zone by hopping onto a water taxi solo, eating lunch and spontaneously biking down the West Seattle coast. West Seattle has such a great beach vibe. It’s much more California then Washington, which was a nice little surprise.
DO: Take the water taxi over to West Seattle. It’s a short little trip, but its a fun way to get there. Rent a bike at the bike shack right off the water taxi (I named it that becuase I don’t remember the actual name, but they had Bob Marley playing and I loved it) and ride along the coast to Alki beach.
EAT: At Ma Kai. It’s also right off the water taxi dock and is a great cheap eats place to sit eat, have a beer and take in the city skyline on the opposite coast.
It’s been a loooong time since we’ve done any roadtripping. Why? Becuase once you say good-bye to the guaranteed to sleep in the car seat the whole way phase, the thought of the being trapped in a car with a toddler for any extended period of time phase is terrifying. Columbus seemed like a fairly safe destination to dip our toes back in the water. Not too far and somewhat familiar. Plus one my best friends lives there, plus we’ve been dying to check out Fox in The Snow, plus the model train show with a ride-on Thomas the Tank Engine was in town. Sold. We did it and it went seamlessly. Des slept most of the way there and got in his nap and he perfectly pleasant most of the way home. Fox and the Snow was delightful; its such a beautiful coffee shop. And the train show? Well it was worth the Thomas which resulted in a melt down because “what?, i can’t just stay on this ride all day?”. No Des, other parents have waited in line for 45 mins to watch their kids go around in a 30 second circle, so we have to share.
This was the absolute most perfect weekend. After a hustle and bustle holiday season filled with lots of friends and family it was so nice to spend some quality time just the hubs and I. On Saturday we left early for a day trip to Pittsburgh. Besides being home to enemy in black and yellow, it’s actually a pretty neat city. The Strip District on the outskirts of downtown really has a Tremont/Ohio City feel to it so it reminded me a lot of Cleveland. We got coffee and donuts, had a really delicious lunch and walked around a bit. It was a cold but sunny day so perfect for exploring the area. After lunch we stopped at Ikea on the way home to see what we could find for the nursery. We came away with two simple pine dressers we are going to have some fun painting and a really near light fixture that I am super excited about! Can’t wait for the room to start coming together!
21st Streeet Cofee
Peace Love and Little Donuts
I liked this flying squirrel mural.
My fried eggplant eggs bendict at Coca Cafe. AMAZING! I highlighy recommend if you’re in the area!
Some pretty branding!