Unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to return back to Seattle since 2006, when I discovered what has become my favorite American city. I just happened to stroll past the Megan Mary Olander flower shop after enjoying a morning taking the Seattle Underground Tour, which I highly recommend. The tour guides are very passionate about the history of their city, which can be quite infectious. Between the Pike Place Market and the free downtown buses, it’s a culmination of the little things that got me to love Seattle so much.
As luck would have it, I also happened to take a picture of the first Starbucks, built in 1971. I thought it looked a bit odd, only to see it featured on a travel show 2 years later. Seattle is one of the best places to travel on a weak dollar inside the US and gets less annual rainfall than New Orleans so don’t let the weather scare you. The summer months of June, July, and August are some of the best to visit.
You can see all of my pictures from Seattle, which I haven’t had a chance to feature before, in my Seattle album here.