Yesterday I arrived in Washington around 10am and had plenty of time to explore Seattle. I stayed in my hotel room for a little bit before going out in the city, but check out this awesome view from the balcony! The hotel in which I'm staying is conveniently located in the downtown area and everything is a short walk or bus ride away. My mom is here with me and we've done a lot so far. We spent a ton of time in the Pike Place Market, ate cupcakes at Cupcake Royale, found a Lush close by our hotel and, of course, went there, ate dinner at one of Tom Douglass' restaurants called Serious Pie, and did lots of walking around. I'm still sort of taking everything all in here, but I love the atmosphere of this city. The people here are so laid back and friendly. Very eco and vegetarian friendly, too! It's pretty much the complete opposite of St. Louis. I don't want to spend too much time on the Internet while I'm here, so I'll wait to to share with you all more photos and stories when I get home. Talk to you all soon!