January 8, 2017
It was a cold Sunday morning and the rain was falling. lol My sister and I rented a car and drove for around forty mintues to Snoqualmie Falls. Again it was super cold and super windy when we got there so I just took a selfie of my curls before the wind destroyed it. lol I spent a whole lot of time curling it so it deserves a selfie. ;b
We braved the cold and had a really hard time taking a photo of the waterfalls. Again it was super windy and I was still wearing the protective goggles that I had to wear after my lasik surgery so I had to take it off every time I get my photo taken. lol It was such a struggle that’s why these are the only nice pics that we got.
Look at this beauty! Coming here and braving the cold was really worth it when we saw this. ❤
We didn’t stay there long because we could not take the cold. We just drove back to Seattle. We initially planned on eating at Din Tai Fung but when we got there, it was closed because of a power outage. We just ate at a ramen place near the Starbucks Reserve Roastery since it was next on our list of places to visit in Seattle.
After lunch, we just walked a few blocks to the Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room. The first Starbucks store opened in Seattle and while the first store is located at the Pike Place Market, they have this really cool Starbucks store/roastery/factory/museum. It was really cool.
You should not miss this place whenever you’re in Seattle. I particularly love the feel of this place. Even though it was a little too touristy and quite crowded, it was really worth the visit. It was so cool to see how coffee beans were first roasted and then processed and finally packed before delivering them to the different Starbucks stores.
Getting a table was a little hard because there were a lot of people so we just roamed around the place and took a lot of photos.
We returned the car we rented and headed straight to the Pike Place Market. We visited the world’s first Starbucks store. You would be disappointed to see that it’s just like any other store in Pike Place. The place wasn’t that big and it looked ancient. But I’m sure they kept it that way to preserve it and show Starbucks’ humble beginnings. I’m guessing this is Starbucks’ first logo.
There’s not much to do here except to take photos and appreciate the history of the Starbucks phenomenon that started in this tiny store. You will find all the cool things at the Starbucks Roastery but this place still deserves a visit whenever you’re in Seattle because of its rich history. Plus it’s just a walking distance from the Gum Wall so you should definitely check it out.
A few steps from the first Starbucks store is Piroshky Piroshky which is a Russian bakery. I can’t remember what I got but I remember that it tasted like Danish bread. We just got curious about it because people were lining up and they have good reviews in yelp so we just got some to ourselves as well.
We just roamed around the Pike Place Market after that and walked to the Seattle Great Wheel. It started to rain real hard when we got to the Great Wheel so we just hurriedly booked an uber, got some Chinese takeout and went back to our hotel.
We actually got awfully tired after all the sightseeing we did that day so we ended up sleeping early. Our day trip to Victoria, Canada is next! 😉
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