May 1, 2018

Location summary:
SAN–>SFO–>SEA; Seattle, WA
Burien Fish House (Burien, WA)
Chihuly Garden and Glass (Seattle, WA)
Seattle Space Needle (Seattle, WA)

The first day of our trip was jam-packed as it consisted of flying time as well as visiting some tourist attractions. Our 3.5 hours of flying time took a lot longer as we had to wait for our connecting flight; by the time we arrived in WA and picked up our rental car, we were starving!

Burien Fish House

While Darren was driving, I looked on Yelp for well-rated places to eat that were nearby: Thai food or fish tacos. Obviously we opted for the latter because you can’t be in the PNW and not get seafood! And let me tell you, that was the right decision because Burien Fish House is now probably my favorite seafood place (sorry, Blue Water Seafood Market and Grill… but you’re a close second and obviously way more conveniently located hahaha).

We ordered grilled salmon tacos on corn tortillas + topped with pineapple/mango salsa and their combo plate (panko battered fish, shrimp, and clam strips) that also came with a side of coleslaw. The coleslaw was exactly how I liked it; sweet, crispy, and creamy—I was in heaven!!!

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Next up was the Chihuly Garden and Glass. There’s really not a lot to say here except for the fact that I was completely enamored by his gallery installations (with my favorite being the sea life room) and wished that I had the chance to see the original installations!

If you’re in Seattle, I highly recommend this place—it’s a lot more than just a “tourist attraction” in my opinion. Also, don’t forget to go to the theatre and watch the 4-5 short videos that they have about Chihuly, his process, and his installations; it’ll only take about 30 minutes to get through them all.

I took a lot of photos here, as I tried to capture some installation pieces as displayed while also playing around with some abstraction in my composition.

Space Needle

The Space Needle was next on our agenda, but I don’t have a lot of photos from the Needle as it was under construction and also very crowded. However, I did get a couple of photos OF the Space Needle from around the city!

Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya

Our last stop of the day was dinner! We had no idea what to eat, but we were sure that it had to be something warm because we were exhausted by the day’s activities. Again, Yelp came to the rescue with a nearby ramen place.


Finally, finally, finally—back to our home away from home (at least for our two nights in Seattle, anyway).