My first term in my MBA program at UBC is officially in the books. The first five weeks of school was an intense experience. It was a never ending flood of readings, assessments and assignments all due within short time frames. For someone who needs their 8 hours of sleep every day this was a definite challenge for me. The tables were turned as I was now staying up later than Neil…and I was still the first one up in the morning.
To celebrate making it through term one and its accompanying exams Neil and I decided to take a little road trip to Seattle for the weekend. Unfortunately our road trip coincided with the remnants of Typhoon Songda that was set to hit the Pacific NW. The models were showing that winds up to 50 – 60 mph were expected to hit Seattle Saturday evening. We decided to take our chances and drive down anyway.
My favourite item is the Lux Track Pants…they are in heavy rotation for relaxing at home while doing homework. I also decided to grab the Vim jacket because I clearly need a great jacket for running in the rain in Vancouver.
We booked a room at the Westin Seattle which put us right downtown near Pike Place Market. Since the storm was due to hit soon we ventured out for a drink and bite to eat relatively close to our hotel at the Yard House. The super long beer list is at the point of being overwhelming, but I did enjoy my beverages and the burger I ate was very tasty.
After our meal we debated between taking the safe option and going back to the hotel or taking a chance and going somewhere else. We opted to stay out a bit longer and grabbed a cocktail at Bathtub Gin. The space is tiny and makes you feel like you are in a bygone era enjoying a prohibited cocktail.
We had a small table near the bar and right by the window where we could watch the weather outside. The bar became packed early, so we weren’t the only ones out on the town.
The wind picked up a bit but luckily the storm didn’t wind up hitting nearly as badly as predicted. I’m glad we took a chance and went out instead of holing up in our hotel room. I’d definitely recommend grabbing a beverage here. The drinks are all well crafted and carefully thought out. A must if you like a good cocktail!
Before heading home on Sunday morning we ventured to Honest Biscuits in Pike Place for a delicious breakfast sandwich.
It was very tasty and I’d definitely go back, but next time I think Neil and I could split a sandwich. We made one last stop to pick up some Stumptown Coffee and then made our way back north.
It was a short and sweet trip, but still lots of fun!
Have you been to Seattle? Where is your favourite spot to visit?