Since our birthdays are close together, we often like to take trips around that time. This year, we decided to go to Seattle. We crammed in a lot over that weekend and had to split the fun into two videos.

We were able to check into our hotel early (the Hotel Warwick) on Saturday morning. Liv had arranged with them for a little surprise for Patrick’s birthday. Notice what Patrick says about the sparkler and you’ll see why that is something to remember for Part 2 of our Seattle VLOG.

We started off exploring Pike Place Market. There were lots of shops, some buskers, the famous Gum Wall, and we even found a cool little shop called Ugly Baby. Patrick was happy to be told about Honest Biscuits for lunch. They make great biscuits and the owner is from North Carolina.

After lunch, we explored a bit more including Northwest Tastings, a wine tasting room in Pike Place Market.

Later on, we checked out Starbucks Reserve Roastery for some coffee infused cocktails before finishing the night at Unicorn — an eclectic bar that was also one of the filming locations in Macklemore’s Thrift Shop video.

On Sunday, we spent time with a friend at the Fremont Sunday Market and checking out the Fremont Troll.

After that, we went our own way and visited the Pop Culture Museum. It has exhibits on sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genre movies. It also highlights Seattle favorites, Pearl Jam and Nirvanna. I was surprised and pleased to see a section dedicated to Prince as well.

Next up was the famous Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit. It is so visually stunning! We even made a separate video just for Chihuly.

In the evening, we checked out a Tiki bar called Hula Hula and the view of Seattle from a rooftop bar. We capped off the day with some pho soup.

In the morning, we set off the fire alarm by accident at the hotel while celebrating with some birthday sparklers. That was, um… exciting!

We then made our way to the Waterfront via Pike Place Market. After a quick stop to Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, we then joined an Underground Tour. And that was the end of our trip!