My Birthday Trip to Seattle

The Space Needle in Seattle

This picture is unedited! The sky was really that blue!

My birthday this year was a big one. I turned 30. Eeek! I’ve been a little anxious about getting older, but George, my husband, softened the blow with a trip to Seattle. I didn’t know where we were going until a week before the trip, so I didn’t have much time to plan. And that was A-OK. In my everyday life, I plan like a squirrel on steroids, but I don’t like to plan every detail of trips. It takes the adventure out of it.

The view from the top of the Space Needle, Seattle.

The view from the top of the Space Needle, Seattle.

We winged a lot of this trip. We probably could have saved a bit more money if we planned every aspect, but George assured me that he got an excellent deal on the hotel and the plane tickets. That was good enough for me.

Top of the Needle I did have one moment of doubt when we walked to the Space Needle and saw that tickets were $22! The views were worth it in the end, but almost $50 for a view of the city is steep my friends.

Everywhere you look, the views were incredible.

Everywhere you look, the views were incredible.

The view from Gas Works Park, Seattle.

The view from Gas Works Park, Seattle.

Around every turn in Seattle there were sweeping views of the city and Mt. Rainer.

 

We, of course, drank too much coffee, ate boatloads of sushi and took a tour of underground Seattle. Not the underground music scene, but we went legitimately underground. The history of Seattle, as a city, is super interesting.

This pic doesn't look like much, but it's underground Seattle!

This pic doesn’t look like much, but it’s underground Seattle!

The Gum Wall! (Seattle, WA)

The Gum Wall! (Seattle, WA)

The famous Public Market, Seattle.

The famous Public Market, Seattle.

Van in Seattle, WA

Seattle’s van game was strong.

The Fremont Troll, Seattle.

The Fremont Troll, Seattle.

I’m so thankful that we’ve decided to live a small life in order to travel and save money. Our lifestyle isn’t always easy, but it’s a good life.

Have you crossed any trips off your bucket list lately? I want to hear about them in the comments.

4 thoughts on “My Birthday Trip to Seattle

  1. Chenay Pointer-Bueltel

    Happy Birthday! I did the Seattle Underground Tour years ago and it was so much fun!

  2. freckles

    Happy Birthday to you! I am one year behind you, just turned 29. Right after my birthday my boyfriend and I flew to Denver for a librarian conference and vacation. We stayed in Boulder a few days too. We hiked at Eldorado Springs, visited Red Rocks and he proposed to me on Lookout Mountain. It was an amazing trip. Totally worth scrimping and saving to have experiences like that. Thanks again for the inspiration.

  3. Janice Connors

    Happy birthday! We just moved to Seattle a year ago without ever visiting, chose West Seattle only because we found the right place to live via Craigslist. We absolutely LOVE it here. May have found our forever home. Can not beat the summers here. I enjoyed seeing your photos.

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