#Coxesoutwest2015: Seattle

This is the first of a couple of posts from our trip out west this past October/November. We were in Seattle for Meredith-Gray and Eric’s wedding , (coming to the blog soon) and we turned the trip into 2 week vacation, since we had another shoot in LA less than 14 days after the wedding.

Dan and I had never been to Seattle for more than a layover, so we wanted to hit the big stuff this time around. The first day we headed to the Public Market, the Gum Wall, the Great Wheel, and the first Starbucks. The next day we took it easy, just going to take a glance at Gig Harbor and then we headed to the Living Computer Museum like the nerds we are. That night we went to the Rehearsal Dinner as guests since it’s impossible to turn down pizza with old friends, obvi. Sunday was the wedding, which was killer. On our last day we went to the REI Flagship store and spent a ton of time trying to find Dan’s lost credit card. Thankfully someone found it, googled us since it says “Bethany and Dan Photography”, called us, and we were able to meet up and get it back. Thank you nice Seattle person! After that debacle we were a bit tired, but not tired enough to miss out on the EMP Museum.  It was a whirlwind but in a really good way.

Now that we’ve done this highlight tour of the city, Im prepped for our return trip where we spend the entire time exploring the parks and waters. We didnt do ANY outdoor stuff because we didnt have any of our gear nor did we have the time to really do it right. We are most definitely going back for that. See you soon Olympic Peninsula and San Juan Islands! Mark my words!

Seattle takeaways:

  • It really is gray there. We only wore our sunglasses once for a couple of hours. It even rained on the wedding day, but that really felt kind appropriate for Seattle.
  • The public market is really fun! The flowers were overwhelmingly wonderful and I wanted them all. We caved and bought one that we use to decorate our AirBnB while we were there. Had to.
  • The Big wheel aint cheap, but it was really fun. I think it might have been better at night but we were to tired to wait until then so we did it during the day. Still cool, and no line.
  • Gum Wall? Gross. Seriously.
  • If I moved to Washington, I would move to Gig Harbor.
  • The first starbucks was worth the wait in my opinion, simply because I like being able to say to myself “Ive been there.” If thats not something you need, skip it.
  • Seattle is totally worth a visit.

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