The weather in early March ranges from 40s to 50s. People definitely take advantage of great weather in Seattle. That's one thing we take for granted in the South - nice, sunny weather. One day it was dreadful and drizzly, and the next it will do a 180 and become gorgeous and sunny. The city becomes alive as the sun peaks over the mountains. It's a beautiful city. I love how green the city is from the compost stations to reusing alcohol bottles as water pitchers. My favorite place that we went to was Pike Place Market. There was food galore, fresh produce, seafood, flowers, and artists selling their crafts. The smells of Pike Place were intoxicating. One moment I was floating in smells of baked bread then fresh brewed coffee, and then flowers.
Pike Place Market
One of the original Starbucks is here... the line was super long!
Delicious Clam Chowder... I don't even like clams!
Mini bites of heaven :)
Hanging out in Seattle
My cupcake army at Cupcake Royal in Bellevue
Heart shaped foam - a whole latte love!
The hammer man... one of the things to see in Seattle
Me and Tim in front of the Space Needle
Hans, Me, and Alan
Me in front of the city
Alan and I at Alki Beach
Me and Tanya at Green Lake Park
This was super cool! Tanya had a bracelet with the map of Paris Transit on it - she loves Paris. A guy that was slack lining with the group at the park was an exchange student from France. He was able to point out where he lived on Tanya's bracelet!
Trying out slack lining.... crazy north westerners! I couldn't stand without holding Tanya's hand
Got a quick taste of the Seattle night life. We went to a bar called Ballroom in Freemont. It was so much fun! I have to say, people in Seattle are unusually attractive. The crowd at Ballroom is diverse, there wasn't a predominant group there. They played a mix of hip hop, hip hop/trance, and some pop.
Alan, Me, and Alex
Tim, Me, and Hans with our long island ice teas
Me and Tim! - Our friendship is quite unique. Whenever people ask how we know each other it's a really long story and filled with the right timing! Tim was in HK judging a case competition that he won in the previous year while I was studying abroad there. Tim happened to know my room mate Ebe from the case competition. Upon returning to the U.S., Tim was in between graduating and starting his job at P&G. In his time off he traveled extensively and came to Miami with my friends and I for Spring Break! We then saw each other again in Minneapolis. Tim would visit every so often because his girlfriend Hilary moved back to Minneapolis (her home town) after graduating from their alma mater. Since Vancouver (where Tim actually lives) is 2.5 hours away from Seattle, he made a quick weekend trip down to continue our international friendship. We have yet to see each other in our actual hometowns (Vancouver and Houston).