Over Halloween weekend Brian and I went up to Seattle for a few days. We stayed in an awesome Airbnb right in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. It was around the corner from tons of coffee, food and bars, and an easy downhill walk to the water, Pike Place Market and downtown restaurants and shopping.
We got lucky with some amazing weather that was all full of sunshine and warmth. The temperature was a high of 65 degrees on both days we were there. Coincidentally, it was the same temperature in Austin because a “cold front” came in. Folks in Seattle were celebrating with picnics and paddle boarding on Lake Union while our friends in Austin pulled out their beanies and coats.
Picnicking at Lake Union
Meanwhile…our Austin friends bundled up for some outdoor selfies after the “cold front” blew in
The sun was out in abundance lighting up the fabulous northwestern fall colors.
Discovery Park colors
When we weren’t enjoying nature, we were refueling with coffee…
Caffeine and a view at La Marzocco Cafe inside the KEXP Seattle Radio Station
Kaladi Brothers Coffee, right down the street from our Airbnb in Capitol Hill
Ghost Note coffee to fuel the walk to downtown
Third coffee of the day. This time at Top Pot and with an Oreo doughnut, because vacation.
Perusing the edibles section at the pot store
Just kidding!! More coffee!!!
Can you get high from snorting coffee beans??
Our friends Mark and Rachel were amazing tour guides and helped us pack a whole lot into a little slice of time. In two days, we saw:
Giant Popsicle Art in Belltown
World’s biggest twin pop (I’m assuming)
My tongue may or may not have accidentally touched the popsicle
The Weed Store
One of the many legal weed shops to be found in Seattle
A fun display at the pot shop. It was glowing and changing colors. Wait, everyone else could see that too, right?
Pike Place Market
If you watch long enough, you’ll get to see the fishmongers throwing their fish
Lots of fall colors to be found inside the market too!
The Space Needle
Space Needle: because how else would martians do their space drugs? (Bad joke courtesy of Mark)
On-Air Broadcasting and Coffee at La Marzocco Cafe
Inside the KEXP Seattle Radio Station
Workin’, drinkin’, watchin’ the DJ in his booth at KEXP
Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room
Just two dapper dudes hangin’ out in front of the Starbucks Roastery
In case any of you were wondering what Yukon Cornelius does during the off-season
I’d rather be roasting coffee!
Beautiful Rainbows on Capitol Hill
The crosswalks in Capitol Hill are fabulous!
Dogs in Jammies
Absolutely fetching in strawberry pajamas at Cal Anderson Park
The Jimi Hendrix Statue at Broadway & Pine
Born in Seattle; never without his beloved guitar and his trusty bus transfers
Gas Works Park and Lake Union
Gas Works Park in the background. True love in the foreground.
One of the three days a year when the folks living on Lake Union relish their purchase as money well spent
The Troll Who Lives Under the Aurora Bridge in Fremont
(At Troll Avenue, of course)
Who goes there?
Discovery Park and Mount Rainier (through the haze)
View of Mount Rainier from Discovery Park
So much fall at Discovery Park
…And tons of good food, boozy drinks and fun times!
Cheers-ing at Momiji Sushi, featuring Rachel and Brian and some of the best cocktails ever