Seattle has always been a place where Liz and I have said that we thought we could live and raise a family. Growing up in Idaho, Liz had been to Seattle many times and always loved it. In fact, she planned to move there after college, but made a last minute decision to move to Orlando instead. Which eventually led her to Atlanta, and to me.
I am glad she choose Orlando over Seattle back then, otherwise Peanuts or Pretzels wouldn’t have existed and I wouldn’t have found my partner in crime. Things always have a way of working themselves out, and we hope that after this long and crazy around the world adventure we may one day call Seattle home.
Geocaching HQ Tour
We arrived in Seattle for a long weekend of Geocaching goodness at the annual Geocaching Block Party. This is a major event for Geocachers from all around the world, who come to play in the backyard of Geocaching Headquarters. We knew that it may be some time before we would be around for another Block Party, so we made sure to not miss this one. We are so glad that we didn’t.
While in Seattle, we were lucky enough to get a behind the scenes tour of Geocaching HQ with Eric, and we met so many fun Lackeys who were all so welcoming to us. We also got to meet John, aka Mount10Bike, the creator of the ever so popular Geocoin and Trackables. What is a Geocaching Trackables? Pretty cool we will have to say.
After our tour, we signed the famous HQ Geocache log, and took a few strange pics in their Photo Booth for the book. That night we were also abel to catch some of the films at GIFF, Geocahcing International Film Festival. Awesome videos that were shown on a big screen at night in beautiful Gas Works Park, which overlooked the Seattle skyline. We couldn’t ask for a more beautiful setting.
The Geocaching Block Party
During the Block Party, we were excited to have a spot at a booth in the vendor area so that we could meet some of our followers from around the world! It was exciting to meet some of our current followers, and be able to share our site with other cachers. We especially loved meeting cachers who traveled from far off places, such as Austria! We also enjoyed spending the day sharing the booth space with our our friends from GeoGearHeads and Geocahcing NW podcasts.
As if that wasn’t enough excitement for us at the Block Party, we were asked to do a bit of filming of the event for our friend Joshua, The Geocaching Vlogger, who couldn’t make it this year. It is our first time doing this kind of a video, and to do it at such a big event (Joshua’s big shoes to fill) was a little stressful, but more fun than anything. So we shall see how that turns out. Overall, the Geocaching Block Party was a huge success and we had an absolute blast.
Watch our video of the Geocaching Block Party HERE
Gas Works Park
After the Block Party was over, we finally had a few moments to catch our breath. So headed back over to Gas Works Park to check it out during the day. The weather was perfect in Seattle this weekend, so the park was filled with locals enjoying the day with picnics, weddings, kite flying, and lawn games. The water was also filled with kayaks, paddle boards and sailboats! This beautiful scene set against the Seattle skyline made Liz and I smile from ear to ear.
Geocaching HQ GeoTour – Fremont Neighborhood
On our last day in Seattle we headed back to the Fremont area of Seattle, where Geocaching HQ was located. They call it the Center of the Universe and you can easily see why when you wonder through the neighborhood.
We took a tour of neighborhood through the Geocaching HQ GeoTour. We love exploring areas through GeoTours and this tour did not disappoint.
Fremont Sunday Market
While we were wandering around finding caches on the HQ GeoTour, we stumbled across the Fremont Sunday Market. Seattle is known for it’s art and culture, and the market was full of it. We loved just strolling along admiring all the beautiful art, as well as vintage items that vendors had to offer. Not to mention the food, which was amazing. Stumbling across a street market on a beautiful morning such as this, and having some awesome street tacos, makes for a perfect Sunday!
Pike Place Fish Market
That evening we headed downtown to catch a dinner cruise to Blake Island, but not before making a quick stop at Pike’s Market. Pike’s Market is famous in Seattle, especially for the fish tossing. As luck would have it, I was able to be on the other end of the fish tossing and catch one of those legendary flying fish. An experience that will stay with me forever. It was a bucket list item of mine, and I was so thrilled to be able to say that I caught that fish like a pro on the first try!
Watch the Amazing Catch HERE
Love Seattle… Future Home of Peanuts or Pretzels???
Overall, I am so happy to have had such a great time in Seattle. It was everything that I was hoping it would be, and then some. After getting some time to absorb the vibe of the city more, I can definitely see it as a place where we would fit right in! Now we are off to Hawaii for several weeks and look forward to snorkeling, cliff diving, staying at a beautiful resort on the Big Island, and seeing my brother, sister-in-law, and four nephews. We will be island hopping a little with our first stop in Maui. Should be an amazing experience.