I just returned from spending a week in Seattle visiting my sister and her family. It was so nice to have a week of crisp, fall weather! The day I left Southern California it was 97 degrees!!!
I love spending time in Seattle. Besides getting quality time with my sister, nephew and niece — it’s a beautiful place to visit. And fall, is my favorite time in Seattle, as the fall folliage is spectacular! I can’t think of another place I have visited that has more diverse and beautiful plant life.
And for foodies, Seattle is probably the best town to visit. They have access to incredible local produce and organic foods. You can find every ethnic food type, and so many of the restaurants are small, quaint, neighborhood places.
I think the Microsoft money has been instrumental in making available so many wonderful food choices. While I was in Seattle, I had Japanese, Italian, Vietnamese and seafood.
We had lunch at Serious Pie (a Tom Douglas restaurant in downtown Seattle) the day I flew in. My sister and I had a Kale Salad and Chanterelle Pizza that were both to die for …
And then my sister (being the dessert queen that she is) ordered a piece of Coconut Cream pie from Dahlia’s Bakery (around the corner). It was the best coconut cream pie I have ever tasted!!! It’s a good thing we worked out every day I was there!
The kale salad we had was so delicious, that we asked our waitress for the recipe. On Saturday, we headed to the University District Farmer’s Market to buy some fresh kale to make the salad ourselves.
Oh how I wish our farmer’s markets had even half of the produce that the Seattle farmer’s markets have. I could have spent hours at the farmer’s market.
I was able to catch the last of the fall leaves (before the rains). The tree below is across the street from my sister’s house.
We took my sister’s puppy on a walk in her neighborhood of Laurelhurst. She lives near the University of Washington. I took so many pictures ….
Isn’t it hard to believe that these purple berries are real? My sis and her kids thought I was crazy for taking so many pictures.
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