* 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.

This is a continuation of my recent trip to Seattle. If you want to read the first part of the Journal of my Journeys read Hello Seattle! So let's get started. Day 2 began with rain. In fact, I woke up to the rhythmic tap, tap, tap of water on the roof. I ate a light breakfast of jam and toast with fruit at Pensione Nichols. Plus, no breakfast is complete without a pot of tea! The sun decided to take a break behind the clouds. It was overcast, cold and windy, so I broke out the trench coat. Carmen San Diego style. These pictures are self-portraits, as I feel quite silly asking someone else to take a photo.

Seattle is a great place for vegans. I found amazing food without even trying. Usually I'm forced to peruse the entire menu or make changes to fit my dietary needs. However, it was super simple in Seattle. I ate vegan chowder at Pike Place Chowder. It. Was. Extraordinary. Maybe it was because it was chilly and the hot soup warmed my soul. The chowder included fresh veggies like corn, tomatoes and asparagus (I think?) simmered in coconut milk with just a splash of lime. Regardless if you're vegan, I highly recommend trying it.

After some much needed nourishment, I was off to explore. Rather than go to the top of the Space Needle, my mum and I visited the top of the Columbia Center, which is the tallest building in the city. It's easy to tell when the top of the tower is covered in clouds. It's a long way down!

I also paid a visit to the modern Seattle Public Library. One local thinks it's an eyesore. What do you think? I don't know much about architecture, but I tend to like classic buildings. It's neat though. After the library, I had happy hour at Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Check it out!

After a beer and wine break, I trekked the city streets at night. It's lovely. The Pike Place Market sign looks regal in the dark with its red neon lights. It got surprisingly warmer at night. Well, not warm, but it was noticeably less frigid than it was in the day.

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