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Road Trip Part 1-Seattle

A few months ago, my husband and I took a road trip down the west coast.  Neither of us had ever been to the west coast, so it was a great adventure.  We did a lot of research ahead of time, but decided not to make any solid plans besides flights, renting a car, and a hotel for the first night in Seattle.  Everything else was planned the day of, and it was a blast.

In eight days, we drove from Seattle to San Francisco.  It was a once in a lifetime trip, and I am so happy that we did it.

Ove the next couple of posts, I’m going to talk about what we saw and did during our trip.  IF you ever get the chance to do drive down the west coast, I highly recommend it.

Here is the route we took on your trip:

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As you can see, we didn’t just drive in a straight line.  We went a little of out the way to see thing things we wanted to see.  Before we left for our trip, we made an outline of the things we absolutely had to see.  It looked like:

Seattle

Mount Rainer

Mount St Helen’s

Portland

Oregon Coast

Redwood forest

San Francisco

When we arrived in Seattle, we picked up a rental car, and spend one day exploring the city before hitting the road the next morning.

Seattle was amazing.  My only regret of the trip was that I wished I had planned to stay there longer.  I can’t wait to go back.

There are so many must see things in Seattle that it was hard to narrow them down.  Here are the things that we did while in Seattle.

Pikes Place Market

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This outdoor market is famous for the fish sellers who throw fish.  In person, it really is incredible to see.  But, Pike’s Place Market offers so much more.  They have the first Starbucks ad the world famous gum wall.  So, stick your gum on the wall, grab some coffee, and wander around the neighborhood.  We had so much fun exploring the shops in the area and admiring the views of the water.

Space Needle 79
space needles

No trip to Seattle is complete without seeing the iconic Space Needle.  While it is visible in the skyline, it’s really amazing up close.  I recommend going up it because you have such great views of the city.  Pictures don’t do it justice.

So much plaid, rain, and coffee!  Seattle was my kind of place.  The next time we go, we have to take a ferry to some of the islands and hike.  Hopefully, we can go some time in the next year.  I’m itching to go back.

Seattle was one of the biggest highlights of our trip.

Up next, hiking Mount Rainer and Mount St Helen’s.

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