In the spirit of awesome ideas, right in the middle of buying a house, Husband and I decided to go on vacation.
Well, we had been planning this vacation since February. And I say "planning" with many air quotes. Because other than picking the time and booking the flights, he and I did nothing but get on the plane to go visit our friends in Seattle.
M and D moved to Seattle in February after D got his dream job. D is Husband's college roommate and best friend, and M is a good friend of mine. They bought a house in South County and we spent many a night of law school, and then the boys' MBA school, over there. We grilled, we watched silly television (see: the Asylum movies [http://www.theasylum.cc/] and FAIL videos), we watched the boys build things. You know, the usual.
So when D got the awesome job that was perfect for him, we were so disappointed they were moving away. Who would we spend our Sunday nights with? Who would build random things with Husband? How could we get along without them?
We are getting along, spending time on our new house of course, but we knew when they moved we would want to go visit them in Seattle. Neither of us had been out there and it seemed like a perfect way to celebrate Husband's 29th birthday in July. We had no idea that it was going to be such a crazy month in our life.
Four days, and we accomplished a ton! M did an amazing job planning out our trip... we didn't lack for any activities! We even did things that other friends who used to live in Seattle said they had never done. This was so much of a success, we are already planning on next trip. There will be whale-watching on the next go-around!
But seriously, this is all we did in four days, with some pictures thrown in for good measure!
-Seattle Underground Tour
-Visit to the Fremont Troll
-Tour of D’s office
-Dinner at Din Tai Fung (dumplings house) to celebrate Husband’s birthday
-Top Pot Doughnuts
-Visit to the Flagship REI store
-Shopping in Bellevue
-Sunset on Alki Beach and view of Seattle skyline at night
-Pike’s Market (Flying fish, first Starbuck’s, gum wall, etc.)
-Dinner with family friends
-Cascade Pass day hike (7 mile round trip, 1800 ft elevation gain)
At the top…
Insanity. But so, so, so much fun. :) We already miss M and D... when can we get that next trip planned?!