It was Amy's idea to go to Seattle over Labor Day long weekend and having missed than chance last time I was in Vancouver, I jumped at my second chance. Little did we know we would end up at an international festival and have the best weekend!
We were invited to stay at a couch hosts apartment while he was out of town and so after arriving from the bus terminal we headed straight to his place. The apartment was right downtown by the space needle which was ideal. We dropped our bags and headed out towards the waterfront and Pike Place where we wandered through the cool markets and queued for 10 minutes for have a coffee from the first ever Starbucks.
Later that night we changed, had some wine and went to Capitol Hill for a night on the town. We started with some Mexican food and a beer before we checked out some of the bars and getting refused for not having our passports. The response from security was ridiculous 'YOU ARE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA'. Yes Sir we'r aware of that, no need to be an asshole about it! So after a massive detour back home to grab our passports, we continued the night out making our way from bar to bar until we lost each other and I ended up making a whole group of friends who I went for a midnight meal with and back to their place to meet their dog. Random nights are the best.
The next morning with fussy heads we got ourselves ready and had fish and chips for breakfast on our way to my friend Jason's place in the Uni district, who was happy to have us to stay for the second night. Jason and Hannah kindly met us and showed us around the University of Washington and the streets of the Uni district which was awesome. We soon left for downtown to attend the Bumbershoot festival which we had just heard about the day before and spontaneously bought tickets while drinking Alaskan beer. As you do, right?
At Bumbershoot we got so much free stuff, ate amazing food and got to see Hozier, Kris Orlowski, Ellie Goulding and Brandon Flowers perform on the main stage up close, before ending the night at a massive silent disco at the EMP museum. We danced around to trance/dubstep with headphones on, roaring at a silent DJ on the decks. The moment you took your headphones off it was hilarious. I danced until my feet hurt.
On our last day we did some shopping in the uni district and came across a Ln Arians shop called 'Earthbound' with locations all around America. It was super super cheap and sold clothes and crafts from Bali and India. Soon after we said or goodbyes and took the bus downtown in time for Amy's bus. I spent the afternoon at the EMP museum learning about Nirvana, Jimmy Hendrix etc and then got to meet up with my old buddy Jeff who took me around the city to see Gasworks Park and The Fremont Troll before taking me to enjoy the best Carribean sandwhich of my life! Such an awesome day! I would go back in a heartbeat.
Thanks to everyone who made it super special and fun! We'll be back 😍