Cities in the United States are pretty standard. You always have a Main Street, or a Martin Luther King Jr Drive. In each city there is also something very unique and special. For instance San Francisco has their sourdough bread, Chicago their deep dish pizza, and New York, well they have just about anything.
Last week I went to the magical wonder that is Seattle. Upon first sight the city is nestled around trees, mountains and water. The sound has water that is so blue you wonder if there is anything more blue. Unlike most port cities or coastal cities I have visited in the past, Seattle doesn’t smell like a typical beach/water city. I am not sure if it is the tremendous amount of rain that constantly clears away typical sea smells but it truly is like nothing I have ever seen.
There are typical things you might want to see in Seattle, such as the Space Needle. Which by the way is much bigger in person then you think. In fact, we saw it from Bellevue ( a suburb of Seattle). For those of you who are as nerdy as I am there is also a science fiction measure that is a must.
Like San Francisco, this wondrous city is full of rolling hills and majestic scenery. But unlike San Francisco this place has more open spaces. I don’t feel as though I am being suffocated by the buildings or the small streets. And even surrounded by massive amounts of buildings, cars, and buses you are also surrounded by forests. I found it easy to be in Seattle.
The way up to the city my anxiety was through the roof, but once I got up there my struggles became easier. The wide open spaces and forests made me feel as though I could drive around the city, take the bus or even take in the sights.
And I did.
One of my favorite spots to visit was the Bellevue Botanical Garden. As I mentioned above Bellevue is a suburb of Seattle, and just like the city an amazing spot.
In this garden you will walk miles, yes I mean miles, looking at exotic Japanese flowers, native Pacific Northwest growth, meadows, and much more!
Despite having a lot of reservations about driving four hours to the massive city, I am glad that I did. I am glad that I pushed myself and went to a magical place that made me believe in fantasies and of course find a lot of Fifty Shades of Grey souvenirs. Surprised? So was I!
So this summer if you are looking for a place with amazing culture, surrounded by amazing forests and cool waters Seattle is a place you should consider.
Until Next Time.