After we found a rental, it was such a weight off our shoulders. I was pretty stressed out seeing all the houses. This will be our first time buying a house and it’s pretty crazy to think about the maintenance that is required and how much some places need fixing it. It can be pretty intimidating.
We were on our way to Fox Island to visit our friends and came across this nice park (whose name I did not catch) and got an awesome view of the city. Sometimes this skyline reminds me of the Chicago skyline.
We love Starbucks as much as everyone else does, but we also like to support local coffee shops. We went to this one a bunch of times.
I also posted a picture of her yesterday but I mean come on! She is so stinkin’ precious I can’t take it. Her onesie, her crocs, her hoodie with the ears. She is perfection I’m telling you!
Our friends have a gorgeous rental and they have stunning views and sunlight.
The next day we drove into town to sign our lease agreement and drove past the Seattle Library downtown. You all know how much I love to read and I can’t wait to get inside this beautiful library. We have a few architecture friends and they all rave about this library, it’s pretty easy to see why!
Afterwards Dave surprised me and took me to Gas Works Park in Ballard which was really pretty and peaceful. And it was beautiful and sunny out. Who says Seattle is always grey and rainy?
For dinner that night we met our friends Denny and Sarah in Ballard and ate at a restaurant called Roux. It was really good.
On our final day in town, after seeing our friends and house hunting we wanted to get in a hike before we took off for the airport.
So I’m going to be honest. I heard about this hike from Des and Chris from the Bachelorette. She posted pictures of their engagement photos and I knew instantly that I wanted to go here someday. I mentioned it to Dave and he had actually done it by himself one of the times he had a layover in Seattle, so it was really fun for us to do it together this time! It’s called Rattlesnake Ledge.
It’s a quick 2 mile trek to the top with this view.
Seattle has a bad reputation for always being rainy and grey but I think the positive to that is the state is so green and lush!
Gotta add this one to our feet picture collection.
We talked to a nice guy up there who was from Michigan (I’m telling you people from the Midwest are so friendly!) and he took this picture for us.
Going on this hike made me very excited that we are moving up there at the end of this month. It’s really cool to see pictures of a place and then to actually be there is awesome. This hike is easy yet the views are so rewarding and breathtaking. I can’t recommend this hike enough. Dave and I said we already know that we are going to take all our visitors here. So get ready to see lots more pictures of us up there! :)
Growing up in the Midwest in Chicago where it’s super flat and full of tall buildings and absolutely no mountains, it’s really surreal and humbling to be surrounded by beautiful, majestic places like Rattlesnake Ledge.
One of the things we are most excited about in moving to Seattle is the outdoor lifestyle. We plan to be outside camping and hiking most weekends and couldn’t be more pumped about it! One of our favorites quotes is:
On that note, I wanted to let you all know that I will be heading out of town tomorrow once again, for our friend Kate and Hayes’ wedding in beautiful North Carolina. It our first time there and we are super excited to see what everyone is always raving about!
I want to thank all my blogging friends in advance for taking over for me and guest posting here. Shout out to Emily @ Comfortably Classic, Megan @ Twenty Ounces, Kelley @ Madeline I, Katelyn @ Simply Sunflour, and Ailee @ Snapshots and My Thoughts! Thanks girls, you’re the best!
Hope you all have a great rest of the week. If you want to follow along our trip I’ll be posting occasionally on Instagram.