Seattle does not get it's name The Emerald City for nothing, it is truly green all year round When my husband and I lived in Seattle we lived in an area of town called Green Lake. Green Lake is a fantastic green space with a park and a trail that you can walk along the lake just minutes from downtown Seattle. We were truly blessed to live in such an amazing location and just let me tell you rents in the area are not cheap, but when we were searching for an apartment to move into we met a fellow German who took pity on us and gave us an apartment way below market value Now if I told you we only paid $600 dollars a month you might not think that to be cheap, but it was because apartments in the area went way over a $1,000 dollars a month. Many evenings were spent walking around Green Lake as a newly married couple and as a family after our first son Harris was born. It was only fitting that I brought Addy to visit Green Lake and while we no longer live in Seattle I will never forget all the wonderful memories it holds for me. On this visit we enjoyed a picnic with friends. Green Lake is truly a gem in the Emerald City.