We just got back from a wonderful vacation - that went by WAY too fast. Being 27 weeks pregnant, we wanted to go ahead and travel to see some family before I no longer could fly. Especially since we will miss all the holidays this year (my first time ever for Christmas, my favorite holiday, I'm probably going to be a giant, sobbing mess...if I'm not already just thinking about it). We also wanted to include a little just-us time in the trip. One aspect of living a 8 hour flight away is that you almost always have to stop in Seattle (the half way mark to Texas). Well, for no extra charge, we decided to stop for 4 nights, and leave the airport for the first time.
We got a hotel downtown and just walked and explored and walked some more. Matt and I are both planners, so this was the most laid back vacation we had been on together. No plans. No expectations. Just relax and enjoy each other and the city.
I loved Seattle. It is really a beautiful city (of the downtown we saw). So much character in the buildings. Maybe because living in Alaska there is none of that, we appreciate it more.
I also secretly wish I lived next door to this market. It was PACKED each time we went by, but the idea of fresh produce and flowers daily would be amazing. Again, maybe because we don't get that up here either.
And of course we visited the first Starbucks. A hole in the wall. We got a latte and hot chocolate - I sadly am not enjoying coffee right now and Matt never has - but we still had to indulge in something.
The best part was that we weren't going home just yet...we still have a trip to my mom's ahead. It was like Christmas in the fall with the whole family.