Autumn in Stumptown is my favorite time of year. The leaves are gorgeous, it's still sunny yet the air is crisp, the pumpkin patches are calling our names, and Halloween is on it's way! Hmmm, I guess I'd better get to making my kid's costumes...
Anywho - enough about my city - today I'm going to talk about a nice trip I recently took to our big sister to the north: Seattle.
Last weekend my mom and I left the hubs with the kiddos (thx again, babe!) and had our first mother/daughter vacation in whoknowshowlong.
We did the ultimate touristy thing and stayed downtown right by Pike Place, went on 2 walking tours, and stuffed our faces the whole time - and now you get to hear all about it! hah. Consider this my guide to a quick trip (we weren't even there for 2 full days!) to Seattle done right:
|The famous Pike Place Market at night - notice the horse drawn carriage.|
We found a good deal online at the Executive Hotel Pacific (you're welcome for the plug! I wonder if I can get a discount next time? hmmm...) at 400 Spring Street. The building is old, but the hotel is renovated and very modern. Service was great, guests are welcome to a free wine tasting, but the key point is that it's location is smack-dab in the middle of walking distance to both Pike Place and the Seattle Underground Tour (did you know that the city of Seattle is built on top of itself? Pretty cool.) Parking can get dicey downtown, so I recommend just parkin' it and walking the whole time.
In honor of October, I'm going to focus most of this post on the fabulously creepy tour we took the night we arrived.
|I wonder if we'll photograph some orbs? ;)|
|My mom waiting to get spooky on the tour|
|The hustle & bustle of the morning (yes, he's throwing a fish - can you spot it?)|
|and the eerie silence of night (EVERYTHING gets cleaned up and packed away)|
|1921 First Avenue - do a search on it! You won't be disappointed. ;)|
The owner of the Ghost Tour, Mercedes Yaeger, has a book: Seattle's Market Ghost Stories that I made sure to purchase in celebration of our trip and to get me in the mood for a haunted Halloween.
Have a great start to Autumn, everyone! We have some special costumes on the way!
|git cher broomstick & ride!!|