Seattle and the Cascades // August 2015
It can be a little cliche to talk about how great your girlfriends are, and how essential they are to your happiness. Unfortunately, Meg is the writer out of the two of us (and has always had a much more extensive vocabulary) so being cliche will have to suffice. Traveling in and around Seattle last week with Meg was a refreshing and hilarious adventure, and I consider myself The Luckiest to have been friends with this incredible woman for TWENTY ONE YEARS. Here's to twenty-one more years of adventures, late-night giggle attacks, coffee breaks, obnoxious amounts of photo-taking (sorry), and love love love love love!
Ovenell's Heritage Inn // Rustically decorated but comfy cabins near a riverbank ~3 hrs from Seattle, with a little walking trail nearby too. Felt really adventuresome for two young ladies to stay there because it's a little remote, but we had a ton of fun and felt very safe.
Elliott Bay Book Company // Huge, welcoming indie bookseller in Seattle. Really organized and well-lit by skylights, with a very community-based feel.
Ballard Farmer's Market // Sunday morning adventure involving poets-for-hire, local produce & wines, lots of color in the stalls and nearby shops. Perfect for strolling and taking it all in.
Mount Baker + Elbow Lake Trail // Approximately 3 hours from Seattle, this awesome hike covered all types of terrain (woods, rocky, giant boulders, riverbeds, etc) and was lovely for a cool-ish summer day. Warning: it takes a LONG time to drive to the trailhead, so don't give up!
Oddfellows // Charming and almost too-hip-to-bear brunch spot in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle. The homemade sodas were A+. Food was worth the wait!
Hot Cakes // A "molten chocolate cakery" the likes of which can exist nowhere else but Seattle, this place was just too freaking tasty. I'm obsessed with chocolate and I was not disappointed.