Seattle, For Now

Well hello there! I am writing this from Seattle, our new home! That’s right, we’ve moved. It’s been almost 3 months already so I thought it time to update you all.
“Why a move to Seattle?” you might ask. Because we can! Paul graduated with his MFA in June and we thought what a better time than now to experience something other than Spokane (whom we love dearly).
My good friend Kelly has been here for 3 years and she found us all a fantastic apartment where the three of us (and Griswold) reside. It is the perfect location, just north of the Space Needle. Here’s our view:

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Paul was able to get a position at a local community college where he is teaching English. I’m super impressed with him that he got 3 classes straight out of school, such a rockstar. The only bummer about this is that he has to commute an hour and a half each way. Yuck.

I am working at a spa in Belltown. I am so thankful that it is only a mile away from our apartment and I get to walk. I am keeping very busy and I love my coworkers and I am really grateful to be at the spa. Here is a view from my walk to work the other day (excuse the corner thumb):

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We are having a great time here so far. The weather has been perfect (knock on wood) and we’ve tried to take advantage of that. Plays and poetry readings, fantastic restaurants on every block, comedy open mics, ferry rides, and hikes in the endless greenery here, the city has a lot to offer. I promise I won’t go too crazy, but I want to share some pictures.

We went to Bainbridge Island and ate at an adorable crepe shop and learned all about book binding from a famous book binder at the art museum. This is the view of Seattle coming home on the ferry. Gorgeous.

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This is us on the bus. While some locals may complain, the bus system here is fantastic. I love taking the bus. A new adventure every time.

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There are so many gorgeous parks here, even the dog parks are beautiful! I love that they are only a walk or short drive away too. This is at Discovery Park, a really popular park about 20 minutes from here. The trails lead down to this adorable yet eerie lighthouse.

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And this is us on a ferry to Whidbey Island. My mother introduced us to this fabulous restaurant in the middle of the island where they grow most of their produce in the back garden. I’m already looking forward to going back. Also, we love ferries.

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Lest you think Seattle is perfect, here are a few things I do not like about it: traffic (seriously, Mercer Street can go to h*#l), expensive living ($20 parking in some lots!) and Seahawks fans (they are crazy).

I’m thankful we moved, despite missing our friends and family. But who knows how long we’ll be here until our next adventure?!