Minnesota will always be home, but the Pacific Northwest…! ♥ There’s something so magical about it – the mountains, the water, the fresh pine tree air – and every time I’m there, it’s all I can do to not just stay. West coast is the best coast (who’s with me?!)! Needless to say, since we’ve been home I’ve been trying to talk Nick into relocating, even if it’s only for a couple years ;)
With that, our sunshiny Seattle getaway highlights in photos…
Any trip to Seattle must start with coffee, obviously. First up: Fuel Coffee in Wallingford (almond milk latte deliciousness), which was within walking distance of our Airbnb. After a run (obviously) down Dunsmore and on the Burke-Gilman trail, we crammed in a few more touristy things before 2p, including brunch at Portage Bay Café, a visit to the Fremont troll and a quick walk along the water.
Nearly every house is my dream house.
View from the run along the Burke-Gilman trail.
No trip to Seattle is a complete without brunch at Portage Bay Café (Swedish pancakes + Dungeness crab Benedict FTW!).
Being tourists at the Fremont troll.
Rainier in all its glory!
We spent most of the weekend at Flying Horseshoe Ranch, where Nick’s childhood family friend, Kelsey married Joe (the wedding was absolutely lovely and so them!). The weekend was filled with laughter, time with family + friends, amazing food and tons of time outside. We seriously had the BEST time!
Our cabin, Outlaw, complete with eight bunkbeds and no a/c!
Morning mountain bike ride trying to find Nick who had a 16-mile run.
How magical is this place?!
Dancing up a storm at the wedding dance.
Can this pizza food truck come to Minnesota, please?
Home brewed cab + a local IPA cheers to Kelsey + Joe!
The whole family at the wedding… Mary, Mason, James and Amanda!
Gold Creek Pond… is it real?! Absolutely stunning – and, a great landing spot for paragliders (there were at least 15 circling overhead, with one landing right where we were standing).
This view ♥
Stop it, Seattle.
Morning run in Discovery Park with the newlyweds!
How every single Monday morning should start.
Returning to running is better when this is the view.
Squeezing in a quick kayak on Lake Union before our flight.
Helping a capsized kayaker.
You have our hearts, Seattle! Can’t wait for the next visit!