Million Dollar View // “noo” adventures

Sponsored Post: This post is graciously sponsored by noosa yoghurt, who encouraged me to go out and experience something “noo” in my city. All opinions about the delicious yoghurt are my own!

It was a cool, crisp morning last Sunday when Dave and I ventured into the unknown. Okay, that sounds way more dramatic than it actually was. We hopped into the car with little Rigby and headed up to the mountain. Cougar Mountain, that is, which is actually in our ‘hood and is somewhere we’ve never gone to even though it’s only about 15 minutes from door to trailhead. It’s funny, when you live somewhere like the Pacific Northwest you become so used to be around such beautiful trails and wooded areas that you forget to actually go see them.

Noo Adventure with Noosa Yoghurt at Million Dollar View, Cougar Mountain, Washington // hellorigby seattle travel blog

Rigby is a huge fan of going “noo” places. Well, actually, I’m pretty sure he was freaked out about this because I may have said something about going to the vet, but I digress. (I troll my dog, what can I say.) As soon as we arrived at our destination he was beyond stoked. I think it was the scent of bears and other woodland creatures that excited him most.

Woman & Dog Enjoyingn Noosa Yoghurt // hellorigby seattle lifestyle blog

We decided on sitting at the Million Dollar View, right near the trailhead with a nice little picnic area. (Yes, it’s literally called that!) Experiencing the early view of Issaquah and the Lake Washington waterfront from the high altitude was a great way to spend our morning. I can see why this view is called what it is – it’s literally breathtaking.

Million Dollar View at Anti-Aircraft Peak at Cougar Mountain, Washington // hellorigby seattle travel blog

With the fall leaves changing colors, it’s really even better in person. I thought it would be fun to take a little breakfast snack to go, so I grabbed our noosa yoghurt 4 pack. They’re small and the perfect size for fitting into a lunch bag or even your purse. Just don’t forget to pack a spoon!

Shiba Inu Eating Noosa Yoghurt // hellorigby seattle lifestyle blog

Rigby even got in on the noosa yoghurt action too. One of Rigby’s favorite activities is licking the yoghurt lid when I’m eating breakfast on my work from home mornings, so he totally scored when I let him dive head first into his own yoghurt pack. Can you say spoiled? (And yes I know dogs aren’t technically supposed to have dairy, so we exchanged his yoghurt for a treat so that we could give him more licks later! No dogs were harmed in the making of this morning.)

Woman Enjoying Noosa Yoghurt // hellorigby seattle lifestyle blog

Of course I got in on the action too. Yoghurt is best enjoyed by humans after all, and this tart cherry flavor was the perfect blend of sweet and tart. One of the things I loved on our European trip this summer was the yoghurt we ate in the airport. Yes, I know, I’m weird, but I found sweets of all kind in France to be less sweet overall than here in the States. To me, noosa yoghurt brings back the delicious memories from our summer as it’s the perfect balance between fruit, creaminess, and tartness. So far we’ve tried tart cherry, coconut, and pumpkin, and I can highly recommend each flavor! They also have a ton more I’m excited to try like strawberry rhubarb, mango, and cranberry apple. Okay, I better stop, I’m getting hungry again! ;)

Man Walking Shiba Inu in Forest // hellorigby seattle travel blog

Have you explored a “noo” spot in your city recently, or do you have a secret spot you absolutely love in your area? Have you tried noosa yoghurt? What’s your favorite flavor? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments!

10 thoughts on “Million Dollar View // “noo” adventures

  1. Mattie

    When we had just one dog we took her to Cougar Mountain. It was so pretty!

    Okay–random…were you at Starbucks in Belltown last night, or was it just your twin? I was sitting with two other bloggers and we were talking about blogging and someone who I thought was you walked in and I was like, “WAIT…I think that’s a blogger” but I wasn’t sure!!! Hahaha.

    1. Jenn Post author

      HA! Yes, that was me!! I was killing time waiting for my boyfriend who was at a meetup for work. I can’t believe I didn’t see you!

  2. Cat

    I am genuinely obsessed with Noosa’s coconut yogurt. I once sent the BF to the store to get some and accidentally called it Nonna yogurt. I made him look for it for about 10 minutes until we figured out the mistake, haha. It’s like ice cream, no joke. I could happily eat it for dessert, and that’s saying something for a person with my sweet tooth.

    1. Jenn Post author

      It is SO good, and you’re right, it is decadent like a dessert! I also have a major sweet tooth and it does an excellent job at satisfying it without a huge sugar crash. ;)


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