After my college graduation, I embarked on a graduation road trip which started in Seattle, Washington with one of my besties Griselda. There is nothing better than being stuck in a car ride with the one person that knows your struggles through school, who you would confide in about something as little as your grade on a pesky PR assignment to a doubt in your whole major - all with a glass of wine in hand ready during it all. Anticipating all year long about seeing one of the happiest days of our lives come true, this road trip quickly became the cherry on top!
We first arrived at Kerry Park in time to watch the beautiful sunrise overlooking the best of what the city has to offer. Within just a little under an hour, we admired the time lapse of the sunrise and just couldn't believe what we were just seeing and that it was only the beginning!
The very first day we had a long list of typical tourist things on our agenda including a visit to the Space Needle and its breathtaking views, eating breakfast biscuits at Biscuit Bitch, and visiting Pike Place Market. So many beautiful treasures just in that one spot. It is a farmer's market x 1000 with fresh produce everywhere, fishy smells, hidden gem eating spots, and a fresh gum wall which is both a little cringe worthy and a colorful work of art at the same time.
Throughout the trip, I'll never forget the locals at Bainbridge Island who were so kind and helpful in recommending where to be during the 49th Superbowl. We even experienced our first (and ONLY) hitch hike of our lives with what turned out to be just a friendly man named Neal. He delighted us with conversation about Conan O'Brien and his own hitchhikes from back in the day. We even confessed on how creepy we thought the hitch hike could have been with him. I definitely wouldn't recommend taking a hitch hike ANYWHERE but we lucked out! We ended up thanking him for not being creep and giving us a good experience.
Towards the end of the trip, it couldn't have come in at the perfect time surrounding the Superbowl. It was thrilling to be walking in the heart of what the whole world was talking about. We anticipated lots of mayhem being a *fake* Seahawks fan (sorry Bay Area!) while spending the day at the bar sippin' some brews, eating skittles as bar snacks, and being surrounded by extremely dedicated fans.
BUT the whole world knows what happened that day. I can still remember the look on everyone's faces along with the silence in the streets. Still, we knew we shared such an unforgettable experience and great vibes from such an awesome city!
This surprise trip wouldn't have been possible without the devious planning of Griselda and a very special someone!
Happy travels all!