If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember my trip to Washington state last month. We kicked off the week with a night in the city. For the best sunset in Seattle, we stopped by Golden Gardens Park in Ballard. The views are stunning and it’s a great way to ease into vacation in this city.
After landing in Seattle, we grabbed our rental car and drove across town to Ballard to check into our Airbnb. The house was actually a bit north of the Ballard area but it was perfect for us. We had the entire basement unit to ourselves, complete with a kitchen.
We dropped off our belongings and headed straight to Delancey for dinner. Turns out it’s a pretty popular spot and there was an hour wait. We ordered our pizza and cookies (you can get raw cookie dough for dessert!!) to go and grabbed a bottle of wine down the block.
We piled back in the car and drove over to Golden Gardens Park. We were told it’s a popular spot where locals go to hang out on the beach and watch the best sunset in Seattle.
There are plenty of picnic areas but we settled onto a log and passed around the pizza boxes and bottle of wine. We were told by a few locals that as long as you pour the wine into your own container you are fine, but we didn’t have one, so we had to be discreet with a brown bag (can you spy it above?).
Although it was still technically summer, the weather is a lot cooler in Seattle and we needed jackets by the water since there was no sun left to warm us up. I ordered a few of these jacket before our trip and they were a life saver for the wind, and the dreaded rain.
Most families had coolers and blankets, packing an entire picnic dinner. It’s definitely not a secret that this is the best sunset in Seattle!
After, we went off to find Trader Joe’s and stock up on supplies for our 4 nights camping in Olympic National Park. Let me tell you, it is hard to grocery shop when you don’t know how big the bear lockers are going to be!
Karen and I told the boys to go grab their choice of booze while we carefully selected just enough items to fill our basket. The essentials: PB&J, bread, oatmeal, bananas. So can you imagine our faces when the boys returned with a case of wine!! The 2 buck chuck was just too much of a deal for Dan to resist.
Do you think I let him buy it?
Of course I did. Had to respect those priorities. And we shoved the 12 bottles into the spare tire storage in the trunk of our already overpacked rental car. Pretty comical.
I’ve been having so much fun editing the photos from our trip and have so many more to share.