I woke up this morning with the expectation of playing softball. My team and I were scheduled to participate in a double header against St. Martin’s University. Mother Nature had other plans for us: a 60%+ chance of rain all day. Naturally our games got cancelled after the entire team got ready to go. At this point I’m too awake to go back to bed now that I have the day off, so my friend Emily and I decide to go on an adventure. Well, we decided to venture to Snohomish, Washington, which is considered an adventure when you’re a poor college student.
We drove to what apparently is known as downtown Snohomish, basically a single street lined with cute shops and unique restaurants. Emily suggested eating at a small cafe called Gorilla Bites. There’s something about eating at a place you’ve never heard of that is just exciting. It’s even better when the food turns out to be great!
After lunch we wondered up and down the busy street, stopping into the stores that enticed us with their window displays. Eventually we found our way into this awesome antique shop. The store was deceivingly large compared to what it looked like from the outside. It was filled with every item you could possibly imagine, from little china tea sets to 1940s baseball cards. I’ve never been presented with so much clutter and still felt so calm. My eyes didn’t know where to look with so much randomness all over the place. I caught myself almost buying one of those old school phones with the spin dial, but Emily talked me out of it.
One of my favorite stores of the day was called Pegasus, a super fun ice cream and novelty shop. Every inch of the place was covered with nostalgic signs from old movies and brands, retro toys, and cool souvenirs. My personal favorite part of the store was the room that looked like a 50s diner.
While I was upset that our games got cancelled, I’m happy that Emily and I were able to turn the day. Sometimes exploring a new place is the best distraction to the craziness of college. For those of you that haven’t been to downtown Snohomish, I highly suggest it!