We only had 3 days in Seattle, but we definitely made the most of them. On the morning before we flew out, we set off from our hotel, swung by Pike Place for breakfast, and then kept walking north along the water.
We wandered through the Sculpture Garden, and kept walking until we got to the end of the walkway, and into a strange labyrinth of warehouses and roads. We were trying to get to Discovery Park, but we ended up kind of getting lost and had to call an Uber to come take us the rest of the way, otherwise we would probably still be there.
We got dropped off at Discovery Park, just north of the city, and picked a random hiking trail (there are tons) to try to find our way to the lighthouse at the end of the point.
It was an absolutely gorgeous fall day, and the views on our hike were incredible. Right near Discovery Park there is a military base, and we stumbled upon what must be the most adorable Base housing in the history of the world.
As a former military spouse, I was violently jealous of anybody who got to be stationed there and live in such a picturesque location.
Eventually we found our way to the lighthouse (I kind of have a thing for lighthouses). The beach near the lighthouse was quiet and peaceful and was covered in so much driftwood that I briefly considered taking up whittling or furniture making. There were baby seals playing in the water along the shore.
By the end of that day, I had pretty much decided I was going to move to Seattle one day, and I called my husband to tell him so. It won’t be for a couple of years, but I can tell that the PNW and I would get along.
I suppose the argument could be made that I was there on the most beautiful, sunny weekend of the year, and I might not like it there most of the time when it’s grey and rainy, but that sounds like two-years-from-now Jasmine’s problem.