I’m officially in Seattle for the first leg of my cross-country road trip with my friend Regina. She’s moving from Seattle to Albany to attend law school; we met when she came to Albany a few months ago to tour the school, and she CouchSurfed at my place. I helped her explore Albany, she loved the city; it was a great experience and fast friendship.
Long story short, she was accepted into the law school, I volunteered to help her drive across the country, and I arrived yesterday. So far, I love Seattle. I tend to luck out with weather when I travel, and it’s sunny, humidity-free, and absolutely perfect right now. I suspect Seattle would be a significantly larger city if this was the norm instead of the usual clouds and rain.
Cool things Regina and I saw yesterday: Bill Gates’ house, the Fremont Bridge Troll (homeless people living behind it and all), a drawbridge we were trapped on one side of, a full-sized sailboat that caused said drawbridge to open, Fremont, which is a cool artsy area known as the “Center of the Universe,” the beach (so cute!), and the Seattle skyline.
Hanging out and taking the obligatory picture with the Fremont Bridge Troll.
I was also invited to Regina’s parents’ house for authentic Korean barbecue. I ate three helpings of everything and refrained from licking my plate out of politeness, because WOW, was it delicious.
Culinary fun fact: seafood and fish here (especially salmon) taste nothing like they do on the East Coast. They’re almost sweet, there’s zero fishiness in the flavor, and they smell & taste heavenly. I normally avoid fish and seafood since I’m not a big fan, and I now understand why folks are so crazy over it. I plan on ordering crab later, for the first time in my life.