The energy on the West Coast is something I have never experienced before. And I have to say–I really liked it. It was late at night and I’d just gotten picked up by a friend of mine. As exhausted as I was, I also was wide awake, so she took me to see Seattle at night–a panoramic view of the lights. As we sat there catching up on life, I could not believe how many people were out at midnight. There were families out for a stroll, two guys practicing their golf game on a small patch of grass bathed in a porch light glow, and young people chatting/listening to music/hanging out. Didn’t they have work in the morning? I mean. It was a Wednesday.
If you haven’t read about my Greyhound trip, read it about it here.
I think maybe all the energy had to do with the little espresso bars that are tiny coffee drive-thrus scattered throughout the city. Some of them are no bigger than the shed in your backyard. For as healthy as this hipster city is, I’m pretty sure there’s a lot of caffeine addiction happening. 😉
I really loved Seattle. It helped that it was July and mostly sunny. I did a bunch of obligatory sightseeing but also got some great native Seattlite recommendations–all of which were so delicious.
In order to create a unique atmosphere, every business represented in the Pike Place Market has to have originated in at the market. The original Starbucks started at the market and branched out from there. There can be other branches around the city, country, or world, but it’s original store has to be at the market for it to be allowed there.
There were so many great things to eat so naturally I didn’t get to sample everything I wish I could have because it was all so filling and fabulous but one of my favorites was at Piroshky Piroshky.