One day I was talking to my parents about veganism and yoga, my father said something very funny, “Your’e such a hippie. But not like a San Francisco hippie, more than that, you’re more like Seattle or Portland.” Well thank you Daddy, how would you like me to make you a green quinoa bowl when I get back from Bikram. He actually hates the whole concept of hot yoga, he thinks it should all be like a yin flow. So I am really excited to see the amazing city of Seattle, home to Amazon and the Space Needle.
Here are my top 6 things I’d love to see on my Catholic millennial road trip:
- Space Needle: Since I’ve already mentioned it, I might as well do it first. This place is 520 feet in the air and has 360 views of the city. It has a restaurant called Sky City for those who aren’t afraid of heights.
- Museum of Pop Culture: This is possibly the place I would be most excited to see. It has a Fantasy World exhibit which has things from The Wizard of Oz, Game of Thrones, and the Chronicles of Narnia.
- St. James Cathedral: This spectacular parish is built in a Renaissance architectural style and has a shrine devoted to the Blessed Mother. But I think one of the coolest things is that it houses the relics of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini who actually worshipped our Lord there.
- Chihuly Garden and Glass: This beautiful glass house is 40 feet tall and houses 8 galleries with three drawing walls. The gardens have four huge structures great for photos.
- Seattle Great Wheel: This is a giant ferris wheel that reminds me of the London Eye. It’s 175 feet tall! I don’t really like heights but Seattle seems like the place that I’ll have to get over that fear.
- Kubota Garden: If you’ve been following this series, you know I love the nature preserves, gardens, and the like. This is a 20 acre Japanese style garden fit with streams, waterfalls, and ponds. The designer, Fujitaro Kubota, was a self taught gardener!
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