Friday, April 5, 2013

WITH LOVE FROM SEATTLE

We spent last Monday through Thursday in Seattle due to Mr.'s business trip over there. I tagged along since I'm able to do that kind of stuff nowadays with my new found freedom :). Meaning I don't really have permanent job at the moment although I work pretty regular three-day schedule and I'm always called if someone calls out sick on other days. But the hourly salary with this job is double what my previous job did and therefore I'm financially ok again. And my boss supports long vacations and time off whenever we need it, so it's easy to take these kind of last minute trips (which this one was).
Monorail passing by
I made a pretty tight two-day itinerary so that I'd be able to see as much as possible with the limited time I had. We arrived in Seattle on Monday evening around 7pm and after the five and half hour flight we were quite tired and just ordered room service and called it a night. So first day we didn't see anything. That meant I had just Tuesday and Wednesday to explore the city. 
On my list of things to see for the first day were the harbor which I walked along to the Olympic Sculpture Park from where I continued to the area where they seemed to have all attractions in one place such as the Space Needle Observation Deck and Experience Music Project (above). From there I took the monorail close to Pike Place Market and walked around for a long time. So much to see. 
On the second day I got started by going straight to the Experience Music Project and checking out Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix exhibitions (big fan of both). After that it was already lunch time and I walked to Veggie Grill which we don't have in NYC just yet, so I had to check it out. Glad I did. Yummy. After lunch I walked to the Capitol Hill to see the Jimi Hendrix statue. I've been a big Hendrix fan since my mid-teens so anything Jimi-related was must-see.
I loved how you could walk to most places. Their public transportation system included light rail, bus, ferries, water taxi, streetcar and monorail. Therefore this was the perfect city for me to explore on my own. 
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."
Jimi Hendrix 

5 comments:

  1. I want your job!! :)) nice pictures too!!

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    1. Haha! I hated my job when I had to do it 5 days a week, but now it's actually quite nice. I don't think anyone who works in customer service should do 5 days work weeks... :)

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  2. I want your job too!! ;) Please tell us what you do for a living :) x

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    1. I work in a hotel as a concierge. I left over a year ago to try out other jobs, but returned to the hotel about a month ago to work part-time only and that, ladies, is awesome. I don't think I'll ever want to return to a job that requires you to work 5 days a week... Sweet freedom! On my days off I write blog posts, do hot yoga and learn to cook some amazing vegan meals! That is what I call life. :)

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