We walked from the museum for about 45 minutes and got to our first shopping mall of the day, which was the famous The Grove.
Kim was looking for a few things here, as well as just looking around as it was somewhere you are meant to visit in LA.
We walked around but we didn’t find anything of use, so we left the Grove and walked 20 minutes to the Beverly Center, which we bought Curtis’ shirts in the other day.
We got to the Beverly Center and weren’t getting too much luck with the shops, until Kim got to Forever21 where she was able to replace her flip-flops and get some clothes she was looking for.
We got hungry, so we stopped off at Fatburger which was a burger place recommend to us.
We each got a medium sized burger and Kim added cheese whilst Curtis added cheese and bacon. Curtis got onion rings as his side and Kim got chilli cheese fries.
Overall, the meal was disappointing. There was too much lettuce, the tomato slice was too thick and caused everything to slice around, the meat wasn’t staying together so crumbled everywhere, so overall it wasn’t great. We just saw that they are apparently rebranding to be called Skinnyburger…Interesting.
We were also recommended an underground tour of Seattle.
We walked from the breakfast place down to Pioneer Square, where there is the entrance for the underground tour.
We were first sat in a room where we listened to our guide talk about the history of the city and its founders.
After we had a 15 minute listen, we were walked around various points under the city, told stories regarding the great fire of Seattle (which burned the city down) and how all the original buildings are actually underground now as they were built below sea level, before the fire.
Our guide was very funny and informative. We were able to learn a lot about how Seattle was, the ‘villain’ and the founder of Seattle, all told in an interesting, funny way.
The tour took about 1 hour, over several buildings and down many tunnels.
When we woke up, there was leftover snow but no snow falling. We had breakfast and then got a few admin things done, some of which were blog admin as well as getting some forms we needed to get sorted.
We then wanted to head out, but it started snowing, so we put it off, but then went out anyway.
It was snowing a lot with a lot of snow on the ground also, as well as freezing temperatures, so we wrapped up nice and warm.
Linda had planned to take us out for dinner, but due to the weather we decided not to go, so we went to buy some pizza from the supermarket instead.
We stopped at a shop to get Curtis a neck warmer and then we went to McDonald’s to get a chipotle chicken snack wrap each.
After that, it was Tim Horton’s time for a coffee and doughnut and to see if we could win on their ‘roll up the rim’ game (when you finish your drink, you roll up the rim of the cup and it says if you win anything).
We each had a tiramisu doughnut which was ok and Kim had a hot chocolate whilst Curtis had a coffee.
Curtis didn’t win on his cup, but Kim won a free coffee! As we were leaving and didn’t want another coffee, we gifted it to another person who was buying one.
We went from here to the supermarket and got what we wanted and then chucked the pizza in when we got back.
We atea bit of the pizza, but it was pretty filling, and then struggled to stay awake and watch some TV!
thanks to everyone that has said congratulations to us today! We also have some cool changes coming to the blog and other things, so be on the lookout for that.
We were up a bit later today, but it was also our last day of this HelpX.
We had about 1/3 of the outside of the house remaining to clean and the same amount of windows inside and out also.
We got all of this done and then had some pesto pasta and watched some TV. After lunch, we got all sun lotion’d up and got in the car to go down to Rainbow Falls, which is a waterfall just down the road from where we are.
We walked down to the waterfall and decided not to go into the water as it was full if very slippery rocks and quite dirty.
We did notice a lot of rocks down stream, so we walked down there instead. We found an area to enter the rocks and then walked down them. We got pretty far, navigating the rocks and trying not to fall in the water.
We eventually ran out of rocks near us so we walked all the way back to the waterfall and headed to the car.
We drove to the supermarket and got an ice cream which was much needed in the hot weather! We also got a doughnut from a local doughnut shop.
Once our host got home, she got our cheese and crackers, so we sat out on the sun eating cheese! A great end to the day.
We then relaxed and talked about our days and then our host made us a delicious spaghetti bolognese!
We watched some of the latest Kong film and then went to bed.
We will probably be leaving here around 10:00-11:00 tomorrow morning.