Downtown Seattle and Olympic Sculpture Park
Right out of the gate, we were excited to explore Seattle! Our hotel was a straight shot down to Pike Place, about a mile away, so we started there. I asked a couple locals where we should go, and we were pointed towards a cobblestone alley just north of the market. We picked San Patricio, which was a good first stop to kick off our trip!
I’d also like to introduce you to our two travel buddies, Charles Darwin and Homie. If you’ve followed along on my travels, you know that Charles likes to come along (to conduct his research, of course), and Homie tagged along with Maria. I think it’ll be a fun group, don’t you?
After happy hour, we headed up to the Capitol Hill, where we sampled the artisan cocktails at Tavern Law. Worth the walk up the hill!
We capped off the night at Vero Pizza! If you know me, you know I love pizza. The bartender was a lot of fun (see him in the background of the photo below?). We split a margarita-style pie. One interesting thing about this spot is that you cut your own pizza… with scissors!
The next day, we woke up pretty early thanks to the time difference, and decided to burn off those carbs by going for a run downtown. Always a great way to see a city! We ran from our hotel down to Pike Place, and across to the Olympic Sculpture Park.
So much ground covered, and it was only 9am!