I was so excited to see the Space Needle! Yes, I thoroughly enjoy being a hard-core tourist when I visit new places. I bring my huge camera and I want my picture taken in front of everything. But I also enjoy the local places, too. Especially when it comes to food. I'm a huge food snob, I'm the first to admit it! Thus, we skipped eating at the restaurant on top. But I'm getting off topic. Back to the awesomeness that is the Space Needle! It was built in 1962, but it isn't as tall as the arch. That's my little St. Louis trivia for you. :)
Next to the Space Needle was this gorgeous exhibit of Chihuly Glass. There are exhibits all across the nation and I had seen several posts from friends about it being amazing. So I was thrilled to tour the exhibit and I was in awe of the works of art on display. This was one of my favorite pices, a boat filled with glass globes. I would love just one, perhaps that turquoise striped one?! It would look fabulous on display in my apartment, don't you think?
Coty suggested that we go on the Underground Tour of Seattle. It was an incredible experience! The city was rebuilt after a fire but was told to make their beautiful and elaborate entrances on the second floor. They made improvements on the structure of the city and built up the sidewalks a few years later. Isn't that incredible? There are images of buildings with a really drab entrance but a beautiful second story. It is really something. If you find yourself in Seattle, I highly suggest this tour! Our guide was hilarious and really knowledgeable. I just butchered her incredible storytelling above and I apologize. :)
We concluded our visit to Seattle with a trip to Lake Chelan. It was a gloriously relaxing trip. I spent most of the time sitting by the water, chatting with Eric, reading, watching the sun set behind the mountains, and laughing at children and dogs running around. It. Was. Perfection. I couldn't have planned it any better. We also visited the charming lake town, we especially enjoyed the little cafe called A Shot of Gratitude.
We can't thank Coty and Carolyn enough for hosting us! We hope to visit again soon.