* I love to travel. I get such a thrill out of visiting new places and experiencing life from another perspective. As a writer, I'm constantly chronicling everything. Here's a play-by-play of my adventures to Seattle, WA. and Kelowna, British Columbia. If you're interested, check out the Journal of my Journeys from my Europe trip in 2010.
First things first, I left my apartment in Orange County and took the train to San Diego. Then I was off to San Diego International Airport. This trip called for flying with Alaska Airlines. I had a window seat and a great view of the earth below. Up, up, up I went through California, Oregon and finally Washington. Destination: Seattle.
Seattle has excellent public transportation. I went straight from the Sea-Tac Airport to Downtown Seattle/Westlake using SoundTransit. It was only $2.75. This trip I stayed at Pensione Nichols, a bed and breakfast located right in the middle of Downtown. It was quaint and cute and convenient.
|The view from outside Pensione.|
|The eating area.|
Lunch consisted of a scrumptious vegan meal of hummus and roast tomato pizza along with sweet potato fries from Post Restaurant & Lounge. This day happened to be very sunny and warm, so we sat outside. The sun felt fabulous on my skin and the food tasted divine.
Then it was time to explore Seattle. I've visited the city a couple times before, but there's always something fresh. I enjoyed the Blue Trees installation by Konstantin Dimopoulos, signifying and aiming to raise awareness of global deforestation.
Right near the Blue Trees was a waterfall walkway, which I obviously had to venture through. Let's just say I was the only person who ever went in it. Maybe it marked me as a tourist. Maybe someone thought I was super audacious. But in the end, I got really, really, really wet. It was later in the afternoon by this time and a wee bit chilly. Being soaked did not aid in warming me up, but it was worth it.
|The water walkway of wonder.|
As the night progressed and the traipsing continued, I spotted a familiar figurine in somebody's window. Props if you know what this is from! And that's the conclusion of Day 1!