Day 3 was our final day in Seattle! We tried to take advantage of the natural beauty Washington state offers by going on a hike at Rattlesnake Mountain, in North Bend.
We actually got a little lost because Google Maps took us to the wrong place! Luckily I had another website I could refer to on more specific directions. It was so sunny, we actually went to Washington during it’s warmest week this year! The trees were green and lush, and it was a straight climb to the top. Luckily there was some shade (unlike Mission Peak) and it was a pretty popular trail. Seeing dogs hike gave me the motivation to keep going 😀
The top was beautiful!! You could see the city in the distance, and trees everywhere! Rattlesnake Lake was so blue and it provided an amazing backdrop for photos.
After, we went to an udon place in Capitol Hill. It reminded me of the udon restaurants in Japan where there’s different stations for you to make your own udon! I got sauce instead of soup, added sukiyaki beef, an egg, and onions to mine 🙂 It was delicious and I wished the Bay Area had something like it!
I also got a donut from General Porpoise. I really wanted to try the vanilla custard one but they ran out for the day and only had jelly left.
Soon we were headed off to Edmonds, WA on our way to Vancouver, Canada! We met up with Toby who showed us where he grew up and took us sailing with his grandfather. It was Allen and mine’s first time sailing and now he really wants his own boat. We learned about his grandpa’s past sailing adventures, his family history, and some Native American history in relation to the Pacific Northwest. It was warm and breezy, a perfect day to sail!
For dinner we had more seafood – fish n chips, mussels, and salmon fettucine. After, I drove all the way up to Vancouver while Allen napped in the car. For the whole 2.5 hrs, it was full of trees up until the U.S.-Canada border! We freaked out a bit once we got there because we lost signal and totally forgot about that part of being in another country…luckily Google Maps saved the route to our Airbnb, and we were able to get close enough to the house to connect to wifi and figure out how to get the keys.
Stay tuned for our time in Canada!