Up the Hill // Volunteer Park
This past weekend, my family came to Seattle for a quick trip to see me. Naturally we attempt to pack in as much as possible. My mom was also attending a conference, so my sister and I were left carless, but determined to have an adventure. Contemplating all of our option, we settled on going to Volunteer Park in Capitol Hill. I'd never been and we had some down time until our dinner reservation, so we walked there from the U District, only about 4 miles round trip.
What we didn't think of was how uphill the walk was.
At least the scenery was nice.
After about 30 minutes we finally made it to the edge of the park. And we were met with a hill. Again.
"Go stand in the middle so I can take a picture"
"Let me do the pose you did at UCLA" (guess who got the last laugh)
This is actually one of my favorite photos ever. This perfectly embodies my sister and makes me smile every time I look at it. What a goofball.
"GRETA! GRETA! Take my picture!"
Oh hey there Seattle Asian Art Museum.
So Gina and I failed to see the large, looming water tower because we're apparently clueless. Of course we were curious and headed in that direction.
I spy with my little eye a Space Needle.
Awkwardness runs in the family....
We were going to scale the tower but.....
These stairs were a throwback to the Leaning Tower of Pisa or St. Paul's Cathedral. I really hate stairs to say the least.
But I guess it was worth it as usual.
After exploring this landmark, we decided to go to the other landmark, the Volunteer Park Conservatory.
On the way there, we met Cooper, the cutest dog that waddles.
Since we're so lucky, we missed the Conservatory by 15 minutes. They're only open from 10 am to 4 pm. Don't worry we eventually made it there...stay tuned.
At this point, we were starving. I had remembered that my friend told me about the Volunteer Park Marketplace and went there for a snack. I just really wanted to get a slice of everything.
We bought some Strata to go.
The Strata was described as a savory muffin with egg and bacon and I was sold.
We walked back to the U District while scarfing down our Strata.
Overall it was a long, but fun day!