When our baby son passed away my husband called around to the local cemeteries and the guy at Mt. Olivet was so compassionate and friendly under the circumstances. We decided to check the cemetery out and found it to be beautiful and they didn't have a lot of rules about what kind of stones you can put up for your lost one or what kind of flowers are acceptable. They let you greive in any way you see fit and they treat you kindly and with respect. I believe they went above and beyond even giving us a discount and allowing us to perfrom the funeral on a Sunday with little extra cost. They also treated my son's body with care and on Monday (a holiday!) they buried him for us. Their kindness and thoughfulness means more to me than they'll ever know.
This is an older cemetery which adds to it's charm for being a cemetery. I really dislike the cemeteries that are flat and have no meaning to them and they really creep me out to be honest. But at Mt. Olivet, I feel more like I'm in a park under many trees and rolling hills. You may even find a deer eating around the grave sites.
The view is amazing coming down the hill leaving the cemetery. You can see all the way to Seattle over Lake Washington.
My kids love swimming at this local pool. It's not huge but the perfect size for parents who like to keep an eye on their kids. The swimming lessons are offered by great teachers, most who are high-school aged since this pool is located at Lindbergh High School. The just updated with a fun slide for the older kids. The price seems a bit high on some days for public swim, so be sure to call and find out which days are cheaper. Public Swim is usually M-F, 7-8pm.
The Seattle Art Musuem is a must-see if you're into art. I was surprised at just how big this musuem actually is. I believe there are four floors. They have so many different art collections to look at and update all the time. The price seems reasonable and the musuem is always clean and looking crisp.
This Verizon store can get very busy on the weekend. I've had to wait for 30 minutes just for them to look at my broken phone on a Saturday. Try to stop in on a weekday if possible. Both times I took my phone in, they fixed it right away and the second time, the guy told me how to fix the phone myself, so he was very helpful. The store itself is always clean and organized.
This TRU store does not live up to the TRU expectation in my opinion. It's usually very unorganized and they hardly ever have any of the clearance items that other TRU stores have. I've also seen them selling things that were dirty and played with. You're better off at another location.
I like this location because it's bigger than some and also in the mall. This store can get crowded with things in the isle so watch your step but other than that, I've found them to have exactly what I went in looking for. Make sure to check the clearance section across from the linens.
This Bed Bath and Beyond location is not as big as the Suburn location. I've found them to have what I was looking for on hand and the store a bit crowded. It is in a nice location though since you can send the guys to REI next door while sopping here. They often send out coupons, so make sure to ask to get on their mailing list.
This Kent Staples location is great for school supplies come fall. The sales are really good and they often have enough stock so that you don't come in just to find out they no longer have any of the items on sale. Be sure to check the isles if they don't have the sale items in the bins up front. The cashiers are friendly and I like the layout of this store. They do have school supply lists if you need one.
the auburn Goodwill is one of my favorites. I've found many treasures in here and their prices are pretty good. I typically stay away from the clothes unless they are kid's items since they seem a little over-priced. If you get there on a Tuesday, you'll find them putting out lots of new items in the knick-knack areas. Sometimes it's fun to sort through the big boxes of items they bring out.
The store can be a little messy at times.
The Maple Valley Goodwill is a little high-priced. Sure, they have some cute things, but I don't want to pay clearance-rack prices for anything at a thrift shop. You can find some treasures in here but be prepared for the sticker shock.
The store itself is fairly clean and the cashier's friendly enough.