In late spring, I came across some blogs that mentioned "Summer Bucketlists." As you can imagine, I loath the word bucketlist, but I did like the idea of compiling a variety of events to undertake in a summer. Mind you, this is the first time in my whole life that I've ever attempted to do much other than grump and sweat in the summer. But Seattle summers are so incredibly splendid, that you actually want to spend hours outside. You know it's been a successful summer when you don't have sweat rolling down your back! In any case, my summer list is after the jump.
October 06, 2015
June 21, 2015
When we lived in Houston, the closest trip of any interest was a three hour drive to Austin, a city we'd lived in for six years. Other than that, the next closest point of interest was New Orleans, and we visited twice in a year. My point is, you are left struggling with cool road trip ideas when you're stuck in the armpit of America. Or really anywhere in Texas. That's yet another huge benefit of living in Seattle; we are so close to so many great sites: two hours from Vancouver, a little more than two hours to Portland, and just short ferry rides and drives to multiple islands and exciting mountain adventures. We decided to take advantage last weekend and explore the Olympic Peninsula.
June 01, 2015
April 25, 2015
My last four birthdays have all been celebrated in different locations. For my 30th, I was in Austin, my 31st in Turkey, my 32nd in Houston, and my 33rd in Seattle. I documented the last two birthdays on this blog, and I figured it's a decent enough tradition to follow. The older we get, the easier it is for all these birthdays to sort of blur together.
|Birthday artwork from my beloved niece Isabella!|
April 11, 2015
This past Tuesday, Jarrad and I celebrated our two month anniversary in Seattle. Our first couple of months here have been pretty swell; I think we are fortunate to be experiencing a dry spell? I'm not sure, but it honestly has not rained much here at all! At most we've had one rainy day per week, and even then it's mostly a drizzle. In any case, we're still walking on air! I thought it'd be a nice to do a top five list for Seattle and then reflect on it a few years from now. Without further ado, here are five things we really love about this city.