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pike place chowder has the best chowder in the entire world.

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a building on the university of washington campus and  it’s pretty much exactly how i want my house to look.

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This past weekend was extra fun because I was in Seattle with my dad and sister! Finals are over (thank the lord) and I have a little bit of time before I head off to chicago for the summer. My sister will be attending the University of Washington in the fall, so we decided to do some apartment/restaurant hunting and explore the area a bit. I am so excited for her to move to a new place (mostly because that means I get to visit) and experience all of these exciting times.

The weather was sunny and warm during our trip, which was amazing (we were reminded that this is not typical by lots of people)! Since we got lucky and experienced absolutely  no rain we took a ton of time to walk around and explore outside. We went on the ferris wheel near Elliott Bay, drank lots of hot drinks, ate a ton of food, shopped and caught up on sleep.

We went to pike place market a few times and I am so obsessed. The amount of fresh produce, seafood, pasta, flowers and more is just insane. The tables of flowers go on and on and each bouquet is at most $20. I was so tempted to buy them all!

I’m always embarrassed when I go to write these posts because I feel like all my family does is walk around, shop and eat when we travel haha. But is there really any better way to do it??

Yay for exploring new places and finding an apartment for Kristin to live in!! I hope to have more weekends like this come September!

This weekend I am heading to Chicago for the summer. Then, in about two weeks, I will be with my mom and sister in Georgia!! I’m so excited and I can’t wait to see them.

 

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On the weekends that I am in arizona (or not completely swamped with school work) I always like to try out some new activity or restaurant. Most weekends I just feel like vegging out at home and doing something nearby, but this week I have been feeling the urge to travel. After having a completely unstructured month away from school, I don’t feel quite ready to settle down yet. Since a weekend trip out of the country isn’t the most practical thing, I came up with a list of nearby options:

las vegas – because I had the best cheesecake ever the last time I went and I really think I need more. 

california – because it feels like home to me.

grand canyon – because I have never been… and I live in arizona… I mean come on. 

California was my winner this time because the weather is supposed to be really nice, but I vowed to do each one of these at some point in the near future. I try and come up with new places to travel to, but since california is so close, that’s always an easy “go to” for me.

I stayed at a hotel on the harbor in downtown San Diego for the entire trip. I wanted to make sure we were in San Diego because that’s where tons of my favorite restaurants are. Then we made it up to Disney Land on Saturday and the weather was perfect (which made up for the insanely long lines). Before we went home on Sunday we ventured out to an old fruit stand that I’ve been going to ever since i was little (their strawberries are to die for… and still just as good). After that we went to del mar to sit on the beach and do a little shopping.

It was a short trip and I wish I could’ve stayed for another 15 weeks (until the semester is over) but it’s on to slower, and much busier, times.