For today and for the upcoming new year, I just want to set aside all the reasons both acceptable and not so on my looongest hiatus throughout my blogging life and simply move on. Please take note I have regrets too and that there was never a day that I didn't think of doing any work that's related to this blog. Believe me when I say I was out there still shooting despite not being able to post. The spirit is still there, my friends! And merry Christmas!
Today, I'll give you something to entertain while you're on holiday mode. This isn't the first time I visited downtown Seattle. In fact, my feet goes through a lot of walking there every time I'm in the US! (hope you read my first post about this city almost three years ago) But since my mom's friend is a newbie in the state, the pleasure was ours in touring her around the city of course and in the perfect time of my mom's birthday as well which happened to be the Easter Sunday this year. It had indeed a double purpose.
Prior to the Easter Sunday, we decided to spend the night at the Courtyard Marriott in Lake Union so by the time we wake up in the morning, we can walk directly to downtown. That's basically what we did after breakfast! lol
Last photo at the hotel lobby while checking out before hitting the city!
Don't forget to stop along the way to take photos.
A tour in Seattle is never complete without having to visit the popular Pike Place Market, the first Starbucks Coffee store in the world and of course, the Space Needle! Don't worry, I'll tell you my experiences on every tourist spot except on the market though since I've already talked about it on my previous post. The first Starbucks store in the world is packed almost every single time I visit downtown and I always tell myself to visit the next time but had never done it. Now that we have a tourist with us, we had no more excuses left not to line up. Forgot to mention, line starts by the coffee shop's cashier up to outside the store's door, by the way! But the wait was totally worth it! If we had enough time, I would definitely line up again.
After our coffee fix, we went out of the downtown area and visited St. James Cathedral (photo not included, sorry!) to attend mass since it was still an Easter Sunday. Afterwards, we hurried up to the Seattle Space Needle before sunset hits and enjoyed the perfect six hundred and five foot tall above the ground view + dinner + and a whole lotta chitchat! Save the best for last!