Adventure Date: April 2017
Adventure Destination: Seattle, Washington
When we got married we intentionally had our wedding during school vacation so that we could enjoy our anniversary together each year. We also assumed that a honeymoon would be no problem because we’d have so much free time. Three years later we still hadn’t gone on a honeymoon! 2017 proved to be the year we changed that. The destination – Seattle!
First let me explain why Seattle. The short answer, why not? Basically neither of us had really been to the west coast and we heard that Seattle was awesome and vegan friendly. We also learned it was not a super popular tourist destination in April and therefore a reasonable expense (remember, we live on a teacher’s salary after all…)
A few other things I want to say right away –
- The trip was AMAZING. Seriously, we’d go back in a heartbeat.
- It barely rained so I guess we got lucky.
- It was a bit cold but not too bad.
- The public transportation was top notch, it’s a very green city.
- There was no lack of things to do! While the pictures are mainly food (we were SO excited to have so many options…) we did a TON of things.
- You really learn how connected you are to someone when you travel like this. I know it was our honeymoon and all but I think we came back feeling like we were just meant to be together.
- Jenna found a great quote that said “travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”… I couldn’t agree more.
Our first stop unfortunately was a trip downtown
Just kidding… but it’s a great trick to play on your mom to tell her you got arrested across the country… and I wonder why my sister is the favorite…
On to the pictures! We were able to eat entirely vegan and we didn’t even have to think about it! There was no bad meal (or part of the trip). In fact it was all amazing!
Our very first stop was Mighty-O Donuts for our first not homemade donuts. Now, whenever I am on Instagram a vegan donut is an immediate “like” because vegan donuts are AMAZING.
We also had a great options of Asian food. We took a stroll through Chinatown and got to experience some amazing Autumn Rolls and Bahn Mi’s.
We also had an fantastic breakfast stop at a place called 701 Coffee. Not only do I love their sign
but I also loved their food. I think my favorite meal of the whole trip was their bagel and carrot lox.
Also, let me show you what happens to vegan cinnamon rolls when you put them in front of two hungry traveling vegans…
We also were never lacking for great lunch options. There are courtesy of Plum Bistro and Wayward cafe. We have a club sandwich, some mac’ and cheese, and a plate of tater tots, mozzarella sticks, and buffalo chicken tenders.
To round out the day we had great dinner options. Behold a chicken sandwich, some amazing crab cakes, and nachos.
I know it seems like only ate food but we also went to three museums, checked out local shops, saw the Space Needle, rode the Great Wheel, explored the city a bit… and the list goes on. A list of things we did will never truly show the number of experiences we gained.
But I will leave you with a few extra pictures of artwork we got to look at. A city with sights like this can only be cool, right?