On our last day in Seattle, we explored downtown and had an absolute blast. We walked all over the place and took in the sights of Pier 57 and Pike Place Market, enjoyed delicious sushi at Japonesa, and we also did the Underground Tour! In all my years of living in and visiting Seattle, I'd never heard of the Underground Tour until one of our friends mentioned we should do it! Did you know that present-day Seattle was built on top of the old Seattle, which had been burned to the ground in the Great Seattle Fire of 1889? I had no idea! So we took the tour and soaked up a ton of Seattle knowledge. We almost almost went on a Duck Boat tour, but missed their last boat but just a couple minutes, so we'll save that adventure for next time! (For a funny Duck Boat-inspired story, read this!)
We finished the evening at Salty's on Alki Beach with my sister, her husband, my mom and her boyfriend. We dined on delicious seafood while looking out over the most spectacular waterfront Seattle views. It was a wonderful way to finish our trip!
See the photos from our last day in Seattle below, with captions below some of the photos.
Seattle Pier 57.
Shopping the Farmer's Market on Pier 57.
Seattle Great Wheel.
Banana Slurpees were always our favorite growing up, so when we saw a 7/11, we had to stop in! All the 7/11's went out of business in Idaho so it's a treat to find a banana Slurpee!
Bill Speidel's Underground Tour was really cool! It detailed the destruction of the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, and how the city rebuilt itself afterward.
My mom was a health inspector for the King County Health Department (she was involved in the big Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak in 1993) and worked in this building for years!
At Salty's on Alki Beach.
My beautiful sister and handsome husband at Salty's.
Twinners in our Whidbey Island sweatshirts.
A BIG THANKS to: Marnie & Andy for letting us stay with you at your cozy house at Green Lake and for showing us the sights of Seattle (especially Molly Moons—oh my YUM!), Nanny & Papa for fixing us delicious meals and the accommodations on Whidbey, and the whole Stone clan for the great day, BBQ, and laughs on the 4th. Seattle, we miss you already! We can't wait to plan our next trip out.
Washington Trip 2013 Posts:
Whidbey Island │ Maxwelton Beach │ The 4th │ Pike Place Market │ Seattle