Annnnd we’re back!
For Charles’s 30th birthday, I surprised him with a roundtrip flight from D.C. to Seattle, Washington. The gift was obviously win-win for me since I took the liberty of inviting myself along for the trip haha.
I was a little worried at first about how he would react to traveling to the Pacific Northwest since he prefers warm, beachy locales for vacationing but when I finally told him the news, he was really excited about visiting some place different.
We only just returned from Seattle last Thursday and then I jumped right into bridal shower and bachelorette festivities this past weekend for my girl, Tia, who is getting married in 4 days! I’ve got a final presentation due for one of my arts management classes on Wednesday, dance practice on Thursday and then head down to Richmond on Friday for the wedding rehearsal followed by the actual wedding ceremony and reception on Saturday.
In the meantime…
Today’s post is the first of many coming your way about our time in Seattle.
We’re going to begin on a high note… Our second day in the Pacific Northwest which had us waking up at the butt crack of dawn to witness the sunrise over Seattle.
Location = Kerry Park, a public park with an ah-mazing view of the Seattle skyline and Mount Rainier (situated in the background to the right of the city skyline).
Don’t believe me? See for yourself.
^^ Can you spot Mount Rainier peeking out on the right?
The sky went from dark to light over the course of about 2 hours. We arrived at Kerry Park around 7am (30 minutes before the sun was scheduled to break the horizon) and left the park between 8:30-9am.
Watching the sunrise was totally worth waking up super early for and I can’t forget to mention that the cost of this experience was/is FREE.
Kerry Park is open to the public from 6am-10pm so you can also watch the sunset over the skyline as well if you’re so inclined.
But I recommend going in the morning when you can have the park all to yourself and few other early risers. From the many reviews I read about the park, the scenic lookout at Kerry Park gets pretty crowded during the sunset time frame.
And if you’re planning a visit this Fall or Winter, bring a hot cup of coffee or tea along to help ward off the morning chill.
As the saying goes, early bird gets the worm :)
P.S. I dare you to try and say “Seattle Skyline Sunrise” really fast 4 times haha.
P.P.S. Linking up with Wanderful Wednesday.