Question: Is there such thing as too many tulips? Answer: Nope! For a second year in a row, we drove to Mount Vernon to check out the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Pro tip: Get there as early as possible to beat the crowds! It makes the experience much more enjoyable.
It's been a while since we took a day trip outside of Seattle, so with the summer-like weather this past weekend, we decided to drive to Edmonds, a seaside city thirty minutes north.
First stop: the Cheesemonger's Table for some sandwiches. We looked up places to eat before we hit the road knowing we'd need to fuel ourselves upon arrival. After our lunch mission was accomplished, we grabbed some iced coffee and walked to the waterfront to catch a few rays and watch the ferry come and go.
As we walked around downtown, we kept stumbling upon murals painted on the sides of different buildings. We're both fans of street art, so it was fun to see which painting we'd run into next. After doing a bit of research, we found a map that locates each mural and identifies the artist who painted it. We'll have to find them all during our next visit.
Exploring a new city, even if it's only a short drive away, is such a great way to find new inspiration. Good food, beautiful views, and sunny weather made our little adventure the perfect Saturday getaway.
After over a year and a half of living in Seattle, we finally went to the zoo! Another adventure checked off our list.
The layout of the zoo was unlike any we've ever experienced, and it provided hours of entertainment. We also lucked out with awesome weather, which is always a bonus when you're doing outdoor activities during springtime (hello unpredictable rainstorms). And because we went during the "off season," admission prices were reduced. It was a win-win situation all around.
We spent a lot of time by the gorillas. We could have watched them all day.
The Woodland Park Zoo was such a fun experience. We highly recommend it!
Last weekend we drove down to Portland to stay at a friend's place for a birthday getaway. Most of our time was spent eating and drinking on the Eastside, but we managed to drive to Multnomah Falls for some fresh air and a midday hike.
This was our second trip to the City of Roses. Well, technically it was our third, but we don't really count the night we stayed there during our cross-country road trip. (We stayed for all of 12 hours.) Either way, we had more exploring (ahem, eating) to do.
Where we ate/drank (the options were literally endless):
- Fire on the Mountain
- Enso Winery
- Blue Star Donuts
- Sizzle Pie
When we weren't indulging our sweet tooth or panting our way to the top of a waterfall, we spent time walking around the neighborhood to admire the colorful houses and pretty blooms. Despite bouts of rain on Friday, the weather was mild and gave us a preview of the spring to come.
Now that we can zip down to Portland by car, there will definitely be more visits in our future. Until next time!