Only a couple more posts left in my honeymoon recap. Finally! Up next: Seattle (The Emerald City!)
We arrived in Seattle via ferry on a sunny afternoon. The weather was perfect (though, I do wish it would’ve been raining – it didn’t feel like Seattle without the rain!) Side-note: I loved taking the ferry into the city. The vantage point was definitely worth it!
Like the other stops, we immediately checked into our room and headed out to explore the city. No time to waste!
We ended up finding a great happy hour in Pike Place Market. Gotta love fresh fish at happy hour prices!
Then we walked from Pike’s Market to the Elliot Bay Book Company. Marty and I are really into bookstores and try to locate one on almost every trip we’ve ever taken together. We just happened to stumbled upon Elliot Bay but we later came to find out that it was one of the top bookstores in America. We were pleased with our little discovery 🙂
After about an hour or so of perusing the bookstore, we decided to split a baked apple (filled with cream cheese) from this Belgium bakery we had seem earlier (back by Pike’s Market). Hey – you only get one honeymoon…why not splurge a bit? We decided to pop into the first Starbucks store for some coffee to pair with our dessert. I’m not sure why (or if there is any truth to it) but I this was the best Starbucks coffee I’ve ever had!
Yum. Yum. Yum.
After some more exploring, we started to work up our appetites again. Marty was all about finding Dungeness Crab. I had never eaten crab before but figured that I’d enjoy it since I have an addiction to sushi and love most fishes. Again, we stumbled into a nice little seafood restaurant right along the water. Two Dungeness Crabs please! (For any of my vegan/full-on vegetarian followers…I’m sorry!)
The verdict: OH SO DELICIOUS!
Next stop: An unexpected detour and The Badlands, North Dakota.