Seattle is truly one of the loveliest cities in the world. We have been living here for 6 1/2 months but now getting ready to move back to Pasadena. I feel the panic of trying to see and experience everything we have not yet visited!
I should not be disappointed in our activity level, we actually have done quite a bit of exploring and Craig reminds me of this daily. However, we had not yet been to Seward Park in Southeast Seattle, so on a recent sunny weekend day, we grabbed Rocco and drove the six miles to the prodigeous park.
Seward Park is a 300 acre, heavily forested peninsula that juts into the mammoth Lake Washington. There are walking/biking trails, playgrounds, beaches and an Audubon Society House too. We picked the perfect day with dancing white puffy clouds, intense blue sky and lots of families walking dogs and playing in the playground. It was still chilly for me around 46 degrees, but to a true Seattlite 46 isn’t cold at all. Hat and gloves for me, but many of the walkers were hatless and even a few were wearing shorts! All of these photos were just taken with my iPhone 6. It was a glorious day.
When the sun is out in Seattle, everyone grabs their keys and runs outside to enjoy the sunshine. This mass exodus causes lots of waiting in restaurants and unexpected busyness within the city. No one stays home, I think it’s against the law. 🙂
Seattle has so much to offer and it honestly does not rain as much as people say it does. It has its grey days, but when the sun is out, there is no more beautiful city. I have adjusted to the rain and I have an app on my iPhone called Dark Sky which literally forecasts the rain on a hour by hour basis. It alerts me to when it will be raining and/or a possible drizzle is on the horizon. Since we have been here, there have been just a few days where there is a driving rain all day long. Mostly, there are sporadic rain showers or drizzle. If you are wearing the correct weather gear, it is fine. However when you are not prepared it is a big bummer and you get really wet. Rocco is definitely not a fan of this type of experience.
More from our walk in Seward Park …
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Suzanne, I am so glad you were able to catch the park on a sunny day. We have had both and each was a completely different experience. I think that is one of the best kept secrets in town when it comes to Seattle and you highlight it nicely in your blog. It occurred to me the other day that having you there and documenting your journey has helped me to continue to feel a connection with Seattle yet wean myself from living there at the same time, if that makes sense. What a special place to have called home, albeit ever so briefly, for both of us. ❤️
That is so lovely to hear Cindy, thank you. You told me about it and it took us far too long to go! I appreciate you reading the blog and for sharing your thoughts!
Looks beautiful!! Can’t wait to check it out.
Thank you! I look forward to hearing about what you liked most.
Suzanne, I throughly enjoyed your snap shots and your discription of Seward Park which was ever so lovely. I did feel the beautiful quaintness of a tucked away scenic treasure. You have changed my mind about Seattle, of it always being dark and grey, that is! Exploring the hidden tucked away places by getting outside to join the rest of the people on a nice sunny day is that of a true seeker of adventure. Thank You for capturing the lush landscape, intense blue sky, billowy clouds and the clear waters, Vividly!
Blessings, Marilyn White
Marilyn – Thank you so much! I am glad that I have changed your mind – Seattle is a beautiful place! I appreciate you reading and for you kind comments.
Hi Suzanne! I’m so glad you are enjoying your stay in Seattle but I don’t think I’ll ever go there in winter again. I spent the coldest 10 days of my life there one winter and only saw the sun about 1 hour during the entire time. While it didn’t rain every day, I was seriously depressed by the time I left. I do think different personalities and temperaments can handle it better than me–but I just can’t do it. With that said, summer can be very nice and actually my husband and I are planning to visit relatives in Puyallup this summer. ~Kathy
Kathy – I totally agree. The difference for me was that I knew that this would be temporary and I also was able to live close to my daughter. I realize I would fight any weather or a bit of depression to be near her!
Hi Suzanne, your favorite photo of the day is also my favorite photo 🙂 – I live in the Seattle area and it does get a little depressing at times (as others have commented, but if you get used to it this place is the very best! We endure the winter so that we can enjoy the best summer ever! I never go anywhere in the summer, and in the winter time you can enjoy winter sports. yeah!
You are so right! Since I do not consider myself a Seattlite, my view is quite different. I wanted to share the beauty of of this amazing city! Thank you for your comments and for reading.