My best friend and I met when we were 12 in junior high school and we are going on 18 years strong. The majority of our friendship has been spent with the country dividing us. She went to undergrad and grad school in Michigan and Indiana, while I opted for the warmer climate of Southern California. When we turned 16 we threw surprise parties for each other and with our 30th birthdays approaching we decided to celebrate over New Years. We picked Seattle because it is a city neither of us have visited in the past and Australia was too expensive (for now).
We both arrived on the Friday before New Years and went on a fantastic pub crawl. We went to the Athenian in Pike's Market where Tom Hanks talks about swatches in Sleepless in Seattle. The beer came in frosty glasses and was amazing. We then went on Pike's Place Brewery and got a tour of how they make the local beer.
|Very hoppy, but I liked it that way.|
|It is just as disgusting as it looks|
Saturday we went to Pike's Place and walked around. Then did the Underground Tours of Seattle.
|Our view of the fireworks|
|The Needle at night.|
|Me in front of the balls o' trees.|
|Mt. Rainier and Seahawk Sadium|
|Sleepless in Seatlle House Boat|
|Scandalous Original Starbucks Sign|
|I loved that they had Washington's head on the highway signs.|
|All the food in the market looked amazing, next time we are cooking.|