I returned from Southeast Asia recently and have been adjusting back to America. Why is jet lag always worse when returning home? There are several things I've missed about Seattle: the lack of humidity (sweating right after you've showered is no fun) and the fact that I won't be saying hello to cockroaches and lizards everywhere I turn. Since being back, I've met up with some friends and went trekking around good ol' Seattle! Here are some snapshots of Seattle taken over the past week.
Alki Beach is a tourist hotspot because you can get a great view of the city. It's too bad Seattle's perpetual gray skies make the beach look a little gloomy.
The Fremont troll is another popular place tourists like to frequent. It's basically just a stone troll under a bridge. My friend told me that before the troll existed, there was shady drug activity at that spot. The government built the troll to attract more people to that location so that it wouldn't be so deserted. And now, the only shady thing happening there is kids sometimes writing on Mr. Troll.
If you're in Seattle, you have to try Molly Moons ice-cream. The flavors range from Honey Lavender, to Earl Gray, and Maple Walnut. My sweet tooth thanks me each time I visit.
My friends and I stumbled upon a vintage garage sale and went in to take a peek. They owned some chickens! They're pets, though the owner said that she sometimes threatens to eat them when they misbehave.
My family and some friends ate at Il Corvo for lunch. The pasta is handmade, and the restaurant is open for only 4 hours a day, with the line extending out to the sidewalk.
We also went to the Frye Art Museum. It's a pretty small museum, but entry is free!
We took a brief stop by the St. James Cathedral.
Seattle has a really great indie music scene! We found a store selling old records. I only recognized 5% of the bands - guess I'm not hipster enough.
The Fremont Library is the absolutely cutest library I've been to. It's a cute, cozy cottage and feels very welcoming upon stepping in.
And here's just a random assortment of images taken while bumbling about.
My family headed to a friend's house for a delicious steak dinner!
Slowly but surely, I've been falling in love with Seattle.