Meet Me in Seattle
It was my goal to visit Seattle when I migrated to the United States. It is one of the famous cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas, etc. I’ve been in the country for almost 4 years but have never set foot in Seattle. So, when my mum was scheduled to visit me here in the US, I told her to use the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. It was also my way to see Seattle. We have a family friend who just moved in the state making it more convenient for us coz we got a place to stay while in the area. I arrived in Seattle at 0044H via American Airlines. I got an Uber to get to my friend’s apartment and called it a night. She lives in Tacoma which was about 15-30 mins drive depending on the time of the day and the traffic.
On my first day in Washington State, we were toured around Tacoma. Tacoma is beautiful. Not so busy as compared to Dallas but definitely a great city to live in. Here was our itinerary:
Museum of Glass is an art museum dedicated to the medium of glass. It has been committed to creating a space for the celebration of the studio glass movement through nurturing artists, implementing education, and encouraging creativity.
Duke’s Seafood and Chowder has several locations. It offered a flavorful variety of sustainable seafood, grass-fed beef, free-range chicken with the freshest seasonal vegetables and fruits served in a casual, friendly vibe. They even have wide range of vegetarian options and all ingredients are organic.
Point Ruston Waterwalk is the newest world class public amenity located along the shores of the Tacoma waterfront. It has some of the finest views of the Commencement Bay, making it a popular destination. It stretches nearly a mile from Ruston Way to Defiance Park, the waterwalk offers beautiful views of Mount Rainier and Commencement Bay without leaving the shoreline.
The next day, it was meet me in Seattle day. Seattle is a seaport city on the West Coast of the country. It is the seat of King County, Washington. It is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America.
We woke up a little early coz we have to ride the Sounder train to get to the city. Traffic in Seattle is known to be bad. It was more convenient to hail an Uber than drive around.
Chihuly Garden and Glass is an exhibit in the Seattle Center showcasing the studio glass of Dale Chihuly. The project features three primary components; the Garden, the Glasshouse, and the Interior Exhibits, with significant secondary spaces including a café with additional outdoor dining, theater and lecture space..
Space Needle is an observation tower in downtown Seattle. It is a landmark of the Pacific Northwest and icon of the city. It is under renovation adding more exciting attractions such as the skyrisers, the Atmos Cafe, the Oculus Stairs, and the Loupe as the glass revolving floor.
Pike Place Market is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront. This market has been opened for over than a decade and is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers’ market in the nation.
On the third day, we went both cities. In Tacoma, since my friend’s father loves cars. We headed to LeMay – America’s Car Museum while in Seattle, we rode a cruise thru Argosy’s Harbor Cruise.
LeMay – America’s Car Museum is a museum adjacent to the Tacoma Dome. Most of the cars were donated by the family of Harold LeMay. He has the world’s largest private car collection and when he passed away, the city donated 10 acres of the land for the museum that would contain some of his car collection.
Argosy’s Harbor Cruise is an hour narrated cruise that shows the beauty and history of Seattle waterfront. It also provides information about the city and things to do. You just sit down and enjoy the view.
To end the whole day of touring around was a feast in Crab Pot. Crab Pot Restaurant and Bar offers fresh, delicious seafood and a variety of other fares to all diners.
My whole meet me in Seattle experience was the best. I didn’t want to leave to tell you honestly. When I boarded the plane back to Texas, I felt emptiness in my heart. It only meant that even though I only stayed for 3-4 days in Washington State, it made a mark in my heart that it’s also a state to consider if you want to move to a better location. Anyway, here is a vlog of my adventure.