Pacific Northwest, post travel, seattle

Seattle snow days, sort of

There seems to be a trend where I go on vacation and come home to Seattle snow. Last year it was after our three-week honeymoon in New Zealand. I arrived back home to snow-covered streets and multiple more snow days that followed. That time, Seattle received more than a week of "significant" snow. I was… Continue reading Seattle snow days, sort of

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Home for the holidays, and feeling rushed

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and there are so many "holiday things" I haven't had a chance to do this season. I didn't run through Candy Cane Lane all lit up. I didn't go downtown. I didn't even take a walk in my neighborhood at night to rate all the Christmas lights! And, as much as… Continue reading Home for the holidays, and feeling rushed

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And the celebrating continues

What a weekend, what a week. I was excited to be staying home so that we could go to the MLS Cup Final game last weekend where our Seattle Sounders would be taking on Toronto FC. Any other weekend, I would have rather been traveling to a new city or going on a new adventure. But,… Continue reading And the celebrating continues

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Deciding to stay home — and being extremely happy about it!

It was a typical night in our household. We were scanning Google flights seeing where the cheapest flights to anywhere were in the coming months. This is what normal couples do on a Wednesday night, right? We were trying to decide where we wanted to go for the three-day weekend in November. One idea was… Continue reading Deciding to stay home — and being extremely happy about it!

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The fall version of stopping to smell the roses

I don't talk about it too much here but those who know me know that I have been on-again, off-again injured from running for a few years. I'm technically cleared to run right now but I haven't been doing too much of it. 1) Because I just haven't prioritized it as a bunch of "life… Continue reading The fall version of stopping to smell the roses

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Good-bye summer, hello fall.

I'm a little annoyed with summer. I feel like it didn't give us a proper good-bye here, in Seattle. Summer just sort of ghosted, like an Irish good-bye. (You know, when you sneak out of a party without saying "bye" to anyone). It's not uncommon for September to be the best month in terms of… Continue reading Good-bye summer, hello fall.

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A missed ferry, a lightning storm

It was getting late. OK, by late I mean it was 7:30 pm. But, I had been driving for more than 100 miles that day -- and, I was hungry and had to pee. We had arrived at the Kingston Ferry Terminal after enjoying an afternoon at Hurricane Ridge and were hoping we'd catch the… Continue reading A missed ferry, a lightning storm