Seattle Roadie Day 3

Fave day so far!

We didn’t leave the hotel until 11am after our disastrous night out. I wanted a bagel so starbucks was first up. Then we went straight to the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition at the Seattle Center. It was so incredible and I took a ridiculous amount of photos so it’s going to have its own post! If you get the chance, go. I loved it.

We had heard the Freemont Markets were worth a look so we made out way out there. What a gorgeous little place. If I lived in Seattle I would frequent there and Kirkland regularly.

Freemont markets are just your usual community markets full of crap as treasure. Turned out Macklemore’s Thrift Shop song was filmed there. Best part for me though was the food! Who’s surprised?!

I had a soft, plump, fresh naan with chicken tikka and man it was good!! Only$7 too! I’d def get it again. I followed it up with a chocolate cherry gluten free cookie – melted in my mouth and gave me a sugar high. After seeing me enjoy it so much the girls all went and got one too! I’m a good little influencer.

Now when one has time to kill, what should one do? To the pub! An Australian & Kiwi pub nonetheless! We headed to the Kangaroo and Kiwi pub in Ballard. Tahlia had friends who worked there and we ran into the owner on the walk there. We played UNO and drank cider in the sun.

We had a 7pm booking for the Seattle Space Needle – basically just a lookout on the 52nd floor. We got a combo deal for $27 for both the needle and the glass museum. Lookout was pretty cool – just another city, another view though really. Guess I’ve seen a few now!

We enjoyed a beverage on the deck watching the sunset then headed back down and over to Kirkland. Except we never made it there. We got lost. Surprise!

But that’s when we found the Cheesecake Factory so happy days!
I wrote a separate blog about dinner too, I love that place! Great food, venue and service at a low price. Perfect.

Last night at the hotel before checking out. Early night in. Couldn’t wait to wash my hair!

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Cheesecake Factory – Seattle

Convinced the girls to head to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner as none of them had actually eaten there before! Disgraceful!

I love the Cheesecake Factory! I was in need of something fresh and rather plain and with its massive selection and pretty surroundings it hit the spot!

Went with two small plates as I like a variety.
– Tuna Tatare – amazing. Raw tuna with avo, a sesame soy dressing and wonton crisps. Just what I wanted!
– Beet & goat cheese salad – pecans with rocket (arugula is what they call it here) with beets, apple and feta mmmm.

Perfect serving sizes and a lovely evening with the girls. A pleasure as always!

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Hawaii Day Six

Up far too early for Pearl Harbour!
I was exhausted after partying the night before. Self inflicted, I know.

Tour was fantastic, really glad I went out there. I’m not huge on history and after visiting Hiroshima I didn’t think I’d visit another war site again because I found it so overwhelming and eerie.

We did a Roberts Tour – they seem to be the dominating company around here. As always excellent service, this time with Brandon.

You start the visit with a movie, didn’t realise there was so much raw footage. Thankfully it’s not too upsetting. Then a boat ride to the Arizona Memorial, over the USS Arizona wreck.

Back in Honolulu we visited some sights and I was falling asleep pretty much the whole time so I can’t remember much!

Lunch at the Cheesecake Factory – Omgeee – that one gets its own blog! Amazing.

After a nap I booked tomorrow’s tour for some snorkelling and got ready for dinner at Duke’s.

Dinner at Duke’s was also incredible! It will also have it’s own blog. Really cool place. Not surprised its number one for Waikiki on Urban List!

Kyle sweetly showed up with home backed cookies – one with double butter and one without (for my lactose intolerance) AND he had two beautiful fresh Lei’s for me!! I was so shocked. Was definitely blushing. Aussie & Kiwi boys need to up their game!

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