Friday, July 17, 2015

Seattle!

Last weekend, we celebrated my sister Lindsay during her bachelorette party in Seattle...
 
AND.IT.WAS.SO.MUCH.FUN!

 
We were SO those tourists - but we took down downtown and had the best time!
 
All of the girls arrived at different times on Friday night, but Lindsay and I got there first so we took some time to shop at Nordstrom's downtown.
 
I scored this sweet Hobo crossbody bag and was so thankful the entire rest of the weekend that I did!
 
Seriously - I'm not sure what took me so long to get on the crossbody train, but I'm onboard.  Best travel bag ever.
 
Then we met up with Maddee and headed down to the waterfront to have dinner.
 

 
We met up with Marcie & Randie back at the hotel and got a good night's sleep before our big day on Saturday.
 
We started the morning off with brunch at the Space Needle and I'm here to tell you that if you could only do one thing while you were in Seattle, you should do this.  The meal was delicious, and the views were outstanding!
 



 
The restaurant at the top of the Space Needle spins 360* and over 47 minutes you get to see the entire city.  I'm not sure how our server knew where we were at the entire time, lol, but she did!
 
After brunch, we headed up to the observation deck and took in the view some more before we headed back down.


 
We made a quick pit stop across the street to reserve our Duck tour, and then headed out to Pike Street Market.
 
 
Where I may have had the most delicious macaroni & cheese of my entire life.
 
Let it be known -

I did not spare ANY calories this weekend! 


 
We kissed the pig, watched the fish fly, gushed over the flowers and were grossed out by the gum wall.








We tried to see it all, and after picking up a few bouquets for ourselves and some fish for the guys in our life, we headed back to the hotel for a power nap.
 
 We headed to the Happy Hour at Tolouse Petite on Queen Anne hill and it was AMAZING.

It's been voted as one of the Top 5 Happy Hour's in the US, and it's made it there for a reason.  We sampled a variety of small plates (all less than $10!), enjoyed some delicious cocktails (again, less than $10!) and then headed back to the hotel for our Duck tour.





 
Because the dinner was so good, once we got back from our Duck tour, we went BACK to Tolouse Petite for dessert and another round of drinks. Seriously - the food was outstanding, the key lime cheesecake was probably the best I've ever had, and server Amanda errr, I mean Magdalena was hilarious!

And we were very grateful to the hotel's van driver Fernando who shuttled us back and forth....we could have walked, but I think we would have regretted it.  :)

And the Duck tour!



Yeah - we TOTALLY did that too.  :)

The Ducks are these amphibious World War II crafts that both drive on the street and can also go straight in the water!

Your boat is captained by a hilarious tour guide - ours was Captain Chowder - and he took as all through downtown Seattle with music blasting.  He'd point our touristy features, before we headed to Lake Union where he drove us straight into the water and we spent a half hour or so out on the lake.




It was a little breezy!  :)



 It was super fun - and we were definitely the {FUNHAVERS} on our Duck.

Our McDonald's cups filled with our own bachelorette beverages might have had something to do with it too.


Wait - we were just drinking soup.  :)

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Congratulations to Lindsay on her upcoming marriage to Henry and thanks for getting hitched so we had an excuse to go up to Seattle to celebrate!

It was a weekend well spent!
 

2 comments:

  1. Oh my heavens all that amazing yummy food! I'm afraid I wouldn't fit in my clothes. Yummy!

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  2. Darcy,
    Looks and sounds like the perfect weekend! Yea for sisters, good friends and good times.

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