Saturday, November 11, 2017

Wedding Anniversary Seattle Trip - Day 2

This is the second post about this trip, so if you missed the first post, go check that out first!

The following morning, we woke up relatively early and drove to Bellevue. We got breakfast at Gilbert’s Café, which was delicious, but also the most expensive breakfast I think I’ve ever eaten and then went to Olson’s Tack Shop.

Olson's was a really nice shop, but definitely was geared towards wealthy equestrians. The only “cheap” equestrian clothing brand that they had was Kerrits, which isn’t even really one of the cheapest brands. There were lots of Ariat, Pikeur, and Dubarry products if that tells you anything about the type of shop it was. Even though I couldn’t afford much of anything there, it was fun to browse. The coolest part was that apparently Olson’s makes custom boots! I did not know that, but thought it was awesome. Maybe someday I’ll have enough money to order custom riding boots, right now I’ll just dream about it. I did end up buying one thing, a really cute little horse Christmas ornament. It’s a bay horse jumping, so of course I had to buy it. Plus, it was probably the cheapest thing in the shop at only $10.
Bay Jumping Horse Ornament
Once we went to the tack shop for me, it was time to do something fun for Jin. We ended up going to the American Car Museum in Tacoma. It was a lot for a non-car-person to take in (four stories of cars), but it was like Jin’s heaven on earth. They had all three of his favorite cars: the Porsche Carrera GT, the Ford GT, and the Mercedes SLS AMG. He probably thought he was in a dream!
Jin with the Acura NSX
Although I’m most definitely not a car person, it was a bit cool, because they had some really old cars. Cars that were so old that they had wooden tires, gas lanterns for lights, and actual literal trunks strapped on to the back of the car for storage. It was like looking back at history. One of the earliest models of cars even had a sign on it that said “horseless carriage.”
Jin in the racing simulator
After the car museum, we drove back home. It was a short trip, but it was nice to just get away and spend quality time together. We are both so busy right now that having two days of only giving attention to each other seems like a gift in itself.
It was a good trip


  1. Hey, it is an amazing post from the Wedding Anniversary Seattle Trip. I enjoyed reading through this. Well, we are not married yet but tying the knot in this summer season. We will have a country wedding at the garden inspired Seattle Wedding venues. We are hoping to find a good spot soon.

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