I went to Seattle this month...kind of for a late birthday present. I always like to go somewhere new or fun for my birthday, and Seattle won out this year. Also, my "Uncle" Mike (who was actually good friends with my dad, not an uncle) lives out there and encouraged me to come visit. Lots of hiking, biking, and lakes sounded pretty good to me!
I got in late at night, but hit the ground running early the next morning. First stop: the city market!
(I REALLY liked all the beautiful flowers for sale there!)