Known for its bleak weather, thriving music scene, and coffee shops, Washington is anything but dreary.
A few weeks ago, I traveled to Washington, to visit one of my best friends from high school. I had never traveled to the Pacific Northwest before, but I was absolutely thrilled to go. From the band, Death Cab for Cutie, to Starbucks and Nordstrom, Washington has been home to a number of my favorite things. I was ecstatic to see the state that had contributed to so many of the things I love, not to mention getting to see my friend, whom I hadn’t seen in over a year. I was not disappointed, and became completely enamored with the state's natural beauty, art, weather, bustling cities, and the people I met there.
|Exploring Capital Hill|
|Railing behind Pike Place Market. The ocean's proximity to the market was surprising to me. I grew up in Denver, so I’m used to being landlocked in cities. Even after living in New York for a summer, I still can’t get used to the idea of having water so close to a metropolis.|
|Adventuring in Fremont|
|Graffitti under Pike Place|
|The Seattle Great Wheel, behind Pike Place. We didn't have time to go on it, but it looked like a lot of fun.|
|Based on Seattle's unofficial status as the coffee capital of the US, we couldn't resist hitting up as many coffee shops as we could.|
|Soaking up the natural beauty as we hiked at Whatcom Falls.|
|Chuckanut Drive had the cutest signs. Hundreds of trees were adorned with carvings that professed couple's undying love for one another.|
|Hopped out of the car, on Chuckanut Drive, to watch the sunset over Samish Bay.|