Monday, July 11, 2011
Seattle was beautiful as expected. I am in love with mountains and blue skies. I don't so much enjoy the fact that it was 60 degrees with a wind chill, but none the less it was a solid trip to the PNW.
We went to Twin Peaks cafe. Funny that I just started watching it again on Netflix. Still holds up really well. David Lynch you awesome weirdo.
Day two, we drove 3 hours to The Gorge. Did not really think that it would be 3 hours. Worth it, but it Did Not allow for much down time. It is amazing how you can travel around one state and have such vast differences in landscapes and climates. Seattle reminds me a lot of being in San Fran.
Beautiful city. Really. Surrounded by puffy white clouds and giant blue skies. Always hard coming back to dirty old Saint Louis after being somewhere like this. The color pallets of all the houses and the buildings just kind of says "hey. We are Seattle. We care what our city looks like."
Look at this type on the front of this block of businesses. Do you realize how much I appreciate this being a graphic designer? I would get my haircut here just based on how beautiful this is.
So many shops were like this. You can tell one place or one person consistently did each one of them.
30 Minutes before I ate the best sandwich of my life.
We stayed the majority of the trip with Monica's brother. This is our view.
Room mate. Room mate eats his own poo. As opposed to some room mates who eat other people's poo.
On day 4, we hike 4 hours into a mountain. Guess who doesn't hike mountains regularly? Yeah, but at the top there are small children as well as old people. Meanwhile, the tendon in my left knee has not been the same.
This was waiting for us at the top.
Though I feel like there was a lack in wildlife sightings, I mus say... Seattle has some great mountain dwelling slugs. Monica made the the decision to touch this raisin looking slug.
Who's this guy?
Poof! Our love affair with blue skies, green mountains, and poofy clouds is over. Back to the mid west. Oh well. At least it's summer. At least I have a jet pack. And a pretty girl to enjoy it with.