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Arriving in Seattle

Arriving in Seattle

The stunning EMG building with photobomb by Space Needle

The stunning EMP building with photobomb by Space Needle

Leaves on Ground Retrospective:

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Oftentimes when I return from a trip, I need a vacation. The beautiful accumulation of sights and sounds, the wanderings and wonderings…it all tends to give me a travel hangover. My brain has been fogged over, compounded by a lingering head cold.

I came back from Seattle with memories of a very green-living city in the full bloom of fall. The trees! The leaves!! The people so fantastic!!! The men with beards so prolific!!!! I know you were hoping for a Bearded Men Retrospective, but I get kinda shy taking pictures of bearded strangers.

I also didn’t take one photo of anything I ate. No food porn to post. I have no regrets – except for the grilled goat cheese & tomato jam sandwich with tomato soup I had at Radiator Whiskey. It’s not the first time I’ve wanted to marry a food item and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

I was traveling with my friend GMoney (shout out to her street cred), who by the way, is a great photographer. Without her, I don’t think we would have found our way around as well as we did. If I were on my own, I would still be standing on that street corner after having gotten on the wrong bus. (I think in another life I was robbed by a circus clown while holding a map, staring at a fork in the road. Just a few of my fears rolled into one.)

Let’s return to something more pleasant, shall we?

Open Spaces, Peaceful Places, Quiet Moments aka Nature Will You Marry Me Gallery:

green with envy

GMoney at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island

GMoney at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island

Seattle Center

Seattle Center

I like visiting cities and feeling the excitement and energy in the air. I like getting the vibe of different neighborhoods. But I am clearly and definitively a country mouse who likes to rock ‘n roll once in a while. Travel has a great way of jumpstarting the brain with new activity. It blows the dust off those synapses and stretches them out like rubber bands. Feels good. It has inspired me to make a list of new places, near and far, that I want to explore with my boyfriend, Camera.

…i plan to propose soon…shhh…

I know it seems like I am a proposaholic, but I assure you, I am not. I do not have a problem.

Do you know if Coffee is seeing anyone right now?



9 thoughts on “trippin’

  1. …forget coffee; coffee is an unfaithful partner who will bestow its charms on anyone who has a few dollars…now coke, on the other hand…


  2. great post, i feel like i was there. oh wait..
    i’m glad you mentioned i was able to help you get around the city, because i felt like i had no idea where i was half of the time. here’s to my pretending to know where i’m at.

    here’s to chicago in 2015 (with k and m)?!!!!

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  3. Beautiful photos; I especially like the one of the leaves and rainboots :). Also that sounds like a delicious sandwich!

    I know what you mean about needing a holiday after a holiday but that’s because I used to try and cram SO much into my time that there was no time to relax. I try and play it by ear now and don’t plan too much ahead of time so that I can explore without feeling so rushed. I’m looking so forward to my next trip to England and Italy :D.

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    • Thanks! And thanks for the travel advice – another tip is to take an extra looooong vacation so you have plenty of time to see everything AND relax :D.

      England and Italy! How wonderful! When are you going? Are you really moving next year??


      • I’m visiting England and Italy over Christmas time, can’t wait for that! One of the wonderful things about England is it’s so cheap to fly around Europe from there; I can’t wait to see more! Been such a travel bug the past couple years 🙂

        And yes, moving in the springtime long as the visa and everything goes through! I’m excited for the move but also nervous; I’ve always been close to home and I’ll miss a lot of things and people here. Will be nice to close the distance with the boy though 🙂


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