Being a college student can get you a little stir crazy when you're stuck on campus for days and days on end. Going home this weekend with my friends Morgan and Hannah was just the thing I needed to recharge my batteries for the rest of this semester.
On Friday, we made the five and half hour drive to Seattle. We sang along to Hannah's special driving playlist full of pop songs to keep her energized, ate healthy and not so healthy snacks, and laughed at really random things. Usually I hate this drive across Washington, but when you are with your friends, the drive becomes a lot more fun.
When we arrived at my house, we ate a Mexican meal at my local Puerto Vallarta, which I still can't pronounce properly. Morgan and I even looked up the pronunciation on Google Translate and this Vine happened ...
The next day, we visited the University of Washington after brunch at Panera Bread (I got a Cinnamon Crunch bagel, so good!). Hannah has a cousin at UW that gave us a mini tour of campus. Above is Suzzallo Library, which looks like something right out of Hogwarts.
Even though it was eerily foggy, UW's campus was really fun to walk through. Not coincidentally, we were dressed in hipster threads, so we fit into the city campus seamlessly. Sometimes I wish I went to UW, but Gonzaga is a perfect fit for me because of its size.
Next we went to Pike Place Market, a place I've been to at least 1,000,000 times. I can never get tired of it though. It's the perfect place to get fresh produce, flowers, handmade goods, and food from almost every culture. Hannah loves cheese so we stopped by Beecher's. I love coffee so we stopped by the original Starbucks. Morgan loves random things, so we stopped by a pasta place that sells chocolate linguine.
It wouldn't be a Seattle trip without shopping. I went a little crazy stopping at H&M, Forever 21, and American Eagle. Hannah & Morgan were more sensible shoppers. They kept me in line, somwehat.
We had an impromptu photo shoot at the Harbor Steps, which was adorned with fall-colored trees. When we went to Nordstrom, I couldn't leave without a mocha bianco from their eBar. We ended our shopping that day with a stop at Whole Foods which had a hilarious picture of the "I can has cheezburger?" cat next to a case of cheese (which Hannah was drooling over).
For dinner, we went out to Cafe 56 on the waterfront for some amazing seafood. I had fish 'n chips, Morgan had clam chowder, and Hannah had fish tacos. I'm glad I could get my seafood fix in, because Spokane is not the place for fresh fish.
Sunday was our chill day to just hang out at my house with Misty and get some homework done. Misty was happy to play with some new house guests this weekend.
We went to my local frozen yogurt shop for a sweet pick me up. I got pumpkin fro-yo with graham cracker crumbs and cheesecake bites.
That night, my friend Kayla came over for dinner and I was literally overwhelmed by how many pretty girls were in my house: my mom, my sister and my three friends.
Now we are on our way back to the 509 for a crazy quick week and then Fall Family Weekend, so I get to see my family one more time before Thanksgiving (yay!)