For the Best of Times, Seattle Times

Over Halloween weekend Brian and I went up to Seattle for a few days.  We stayed in an awesome Airbnb right in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.  It was around the corner from tons of coffee, food and bars, and an easy downhill walk to the water, Pike Place Market and downtown restaurants and shopping.

We got lucky with some amazing weather that was all full of sunshine and warmth.  The temperature was a high of 65 degrees on both days we were there.  Coincidentally, it was the same temperature in Austin because a “cold front” came in.  Folks in Seattle were celebrating with picnics and paddle boarding on Lake Union while our friends in Austin pulled out their beanies and coats.

Lake Union Seattle
Picnicking at Lake Union
Austin cold front and central library grand opening
Meanwhile…our Austin friends bundled up for some outdoor selfies after the “cold front” blew in

The sun was out in abundance lighting up the fabulous northwestern fall colors.


fall colors at Discovery Park, Seattle
Discovery Park colors

When we weren’t enjoying nature, we were refueling with coffee…


Coffee at KEXP radio station, Seattle
Caffeine and a view at La Marzocco Cafe inside the KEXP Seattle Radio Station
Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Seattle WA
Kaladi Brothers Coffee, right down the street from our Airbnb in Capitol Hill



Ghost Note coffee to fuel the walk to downtown
Coffee at Top Pot Doughnuts, Seattle
Third coffee of the day. This time at Top Pot and with an Oreo doughnut, because vacation.



Perusing the edibles section at the pot store
Perusing the edibles section at the pot store

Just kidding!! More coffee!!!


So much caffeine inside the Starbucks Roastery
Can you get high from snorting coffee beans??

Our friends Mark and Rachel were amazing tour guides and helped us pack a whole lot into a little slice of time.  In two days, we saw:


Giant Popsicle Art in Belltown


Popsicle Art in Belltown, Seattle
World’s biggest twin pop (I’m assuming)
Popsicle art Belltown Seattle
My tongue may or may not have accidentally touched the popsicle

The Weed Store


Have a Heart pot shop in Seattle
One of the many legal weed shops to be found in Seattle
giant joint at Have a Heart weed store in Seattle
A fun display at the pot shop. It was glowing and changing colors. Wait, everyone else could see that too, right?

Pike Place Market


Pike Place Market Fish Seattle WA
If you watch long enough, you’ll get to see the fishmongers throwing their fish
Pike Place Market veggies
Lots of fall colors to be found inside the market too!

The Space Needle


Space Needle Seattle WA
Space Needle: because how else would martians do their space drugs? (Bad joke courtesy of Mark)


On-Air Broadcasting and Coffee at La Marzocco Cafe

Inside the KEXP Seattle Radio Station


Coffee and Radio at KEXP in Seattle
Workin’, drinkin’, watchin’ the DJ in his booth at KEXP

Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room


Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room Seattle WA
Just two dapper dudes hangin’ out in front of the Starbucks Roastery
Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room Seattle WA
In case any of you were wondering what Yukon Cornelius does during the off-season
Yukon Cornelius from Rudolph Claymation Movie
I’d rather be roasting coffee!

Beautiful Rainbows on Capitol Hill


Gay pride crossing in Capitol Hill Seattle WA
The crosswalks in Capitol Hill are fabulous!

Dogs in Jammies


Dog in Jammies at Cal Anderson Park Seattle WA
Absolutely fetching in strawberry pajamas at Cal Anderson Park

The Jimi Hendrix Statue at Broadway & Pine


Jimi Hendrix Statue Seattle WA
Born in Seattle; never without his beloved guitar and his trusty bus transfers

Gas Works Park and Lake Union


Gas Works Park Seattle WA
Gas Works Park in the background. True love in the foreground.
Gas Works Park Seattle WA
One of the three days a year when the folks living on Lake Union relish their purchase as money well spent

A Pirate


Pirate on Lake Union Seattle WA

The Troll Who Lives Under the Aurora Bridge in Fremont

(At Troll Avenue, of course)


Fremont Troll
Who goes there?

Discovery Park and Mount Rainier (through the haze)


Discovery Park & Mount Rainier Seattle WA
View of Mount Rainier from Discovery Park
Discovery Park Fall Leaves Seattle WA
So much fall at Discovery Park

…And tons of good food, boozy drinks and fun times!


Drinks at Momiji Sushi in Capitol Hill Seattle WA
Cheers-ing at Momiji Sushi, featuring Rachel and Brian and some of the best cocktails ever


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