On Memorial Day weekend I ran away from home. Well, I mean on Saturday of that weekend I up and decided, you know what? I am going over to Seattle, and I am going to get stuff I have wanted to get for years and stuff I don’t even know about.
It’s been 7 years since I’ve been to Seattle and it’s very rare I do things that are for my enjoyment and actually fun. Of course the kids greatly benefited from it too!
So, with out too much planning other than quickly booking a hotel in the Lynnwood, WA area. I packed up things for Risi, packed a few things for myself, grabbed Aussie, filled the gas tank and made the 5 1/2 hour drive. The longest drive I’ve EVER done. Ever. Before that the longest drive I’ve ever done was from CDA, ID to Sandpoint, ID and I haven’t done THAT drive since I was still just driving with my permit!
After finally arriving in Lynnwood we stayed at the Hotel International. We ate at Susumu, which had delicious food but my Teriyaki chicken wasn’t Teriyaki… at all. 🙁
The following day we had breakfast, checked out, and went shopping!
Daiso is basically like a Japanese dollar store, but most things are $1.50 instead, with some being more. Depending.
I was super excited as I’ve wanted to go to a Daiso for a good 8 years now, but I’ve never been. So getting to go was awesome! We spent about 1hrs 45mins there and I totally had a fangirlly time of my life!!
Plus all sorts of stationary type things! Cute tape, and a mechanical eraser plus calligraphy things!
Of course I got some dishes and things too! The small bowls for rice, then sauce dishes, the spoons, plus I got bowls for soup and some plates! You can see the An Pan Man suckers too! I got one for each of the bigger kids.
We left Lynnwood after walking around Alderwood a bit longer and getting coffee. Then it was down to downtown Seattle to shop Uwajimaya!! YAY!! 7 years since I’ve been here and I’ve never just thrown caution to the wind to just bought stuff without much worry.
Sieryn was so excited to watch me put out my haul and take pictures.
Pokemon GUM!! With STICKERS!! Sisi was excited!
Bear is excited about ALL THE THINGS!!!
Delicious Japanese breads and chocolate croissants! Ramune in strange flavors (Takoyaki flavor?!), canned green tea, can coffee, green tea kit-kat!
They’re pretty at least! I actually liked it despite not being a huge fan of green tea. Of course Sisi LOVES these, and ate any that no one else finished after they had their taste.
I plan to review things we’ve never tried before, because it’s fun and why not?