Sunday was the big day. We’d planned a bunch of stuff to squeeze in because that was the day both Jerremy and David could join us on our adventure, and we were sure lucky to have them to drive us around the city! We swung by their house and split up, Jerremy and I in one car, everyone else and the dog in the other.
Kells Irish Pub
Since they had to drop Hiro off at the sitter, Jerremy and I made it to Pike Place first and decided day drinking was a good idea. We ended up at Kells Irish Pub with two snakebites halfway gone before the rest of the group joined us for lunch. The owner stopped by our table, and upon hearing that we were from Utah she let off in her thick Irish accent that she didn’t think anyone in Utah ever drank. It was hilarious.
Pike Place Market
After lunch we all went down to do some shopping at Pike Place Market. We ate Beechers Mac & Cheese (soooo good), saw the first Starbucks, bought Turkish Delight, and enjoyed the view from the waterfront.
After we were done at Pike Place we headed towards Capitol Hill. Aside from the Tattoo, Courtney also wanted to get her belly button pierced, and Kristina and I wanted to go into a gay bar without the teenagers. So we dropped them off at the piercing place and walked down to CC Attles. We soon found that they totally free-pour, there are lots of naked men on the walls, and it doesn’t matter if the women’s bathroom is for girls-it was fun!
After meeting back up with the teenagers we wandered about Capitol Hill while David and Jerremy went to pick up Hiro. We did some boutique shopping, and then stopped for a bite at Dilletante before heading back to the car.
Drama on the Streets of Seattle
Walking back from the bar we witnessed a domestic dispute. This guy was screaming “You shouldn’t have prostituted yourself B****!” and more obscenities and grabbing this poor transgender woman who was screaming at the top of her lungs. A couple of guys flew past us and jumped into the store to ask them to call 911 before chasing after the guy with a switchblade, and an older gentleman stopped us to ask if we had mobiles to call the police (which we told him it had already been done) and while we were talking to him another guy pulled up on a motorcycle to yell at the guy we were talking to and ask him why he hasn’t called him back-we took this as our exit to walk away.
The Ferry Ride
We then met back up with David and Jerremy, and headed down to catch the Ferry over to Bremerton. The Ferry was probably my favorite part, I love boats, and we had so much fun! I’ve actually considered looking at some boat loans since I love boats so much!! It was also kind of romantic saying goodbye to the city while speeding away on a boat…
Tacoma Glass Museum
Once we left the ferry we drove down to Tacoma to see the glass museum. It was closed, but the outside was still incredibly beautiful. We walked around there for a while before heading back to try and get some sleep before the really long drive the next day.
End of Our Seattle Trip
This trip went by so fast, but I had so much fun. Other than the 14 hour drive home (exhausting!) it felt like I blinked and it was over. I also spent all my money (between getting new tires for the car first, and then everything we did on the trip) and came home with a car that is very broken (air conditioning isn’t working right and now I have a check engine light on) but it was worth it.
See part 1 of this trip HERE.