Seattle Bound.

What a busy last two weeks.  My life has literally gone from 0 to 1000 in the last month.  A month ago (I guess right before the Shamrock half marathon) I did not have much to do.  I was beginning a job but not working every day.  I was relaxing, making sure things were clean at the house etc.  After Shamrock, it seems my life is constantly on the move.  I can’t say I thrive on being always on the go, but I don’t mind it either.  It’s just a big change.

With work and my commute, I’m away about 45 hours of the week right now.  (That far beats the few hours a week I was away the months before working). 

Anyways long story short, I’m once again in a transition mode.  I am transitioning to having a job again and now transitioning into wedding planning.  In my little free time, I find myself reading wedding planner blogs versus healthy living blogs…I’m still here though.  I can truly say I am in a very good spot in my life.  Although I’ve been limited on the internet (sorry twitter, instagram, facebook and blogging) I am still enjoying reading blogs and chatting with people on various medias. I’ve just gone from sending 100+ tweets daily to 15.

That being said a few months ago my parents surprised me with a plane ticket to Seattle.  My oldest brother Doug and his wife live out there.  My parents were going to visit and then surprised me with a plane ticket to go as well.  This all happened before I began work, but luckily I was able to get off to go!  It couldn’t have come at a better time because lord knows I need to talk with my mom and dad (as well as my sister in law) about how to plan a wedding.

So from now until next Monday I will be hanging out in Seattle.  I’ll be visiting my brother and his wife Lindsay as well as their beautiful child (and my neice).  I’ll be exploring Seattle, possibly finding a 5k or 10k to update my athlinks with a new state and finally (hopefully) visiting the Oiselle HQ!

It’s going to be a great time and I could not be more excited for this adventure.  I might even have some good blogging content afterwords!

Questions for you:

Have you ever been to Seattle?  Any recommendations?

When was the last time you took a vacation?



22 thoughts on “Seattle Bound.”

  1. Seattle is a blast. Dinner at the Crab Pot downtown is always on my list. Sea feast!

    Last vacation was last summer. A driving tour. Omaha Zoo (biggest in the world), South Dakota Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, and Devils Tower, Wyoming.

      1. I didn’t either until the kiddo informed me. Going there was her pick. It’s the largest in terms of land area, although it wasn’t lacking in the number and variety of species. Massive exhibits and areas for animals, almost 100% outdoor habitat.

  2. I really want to go to Seattle sometime! Yes, life has it’s busy seasons- sounds like you’re enjoying it and making the best of it. Enjoy wedding planning! I thought it was fun, if you don’t let yourself get too stressed over silly details. 🙂

  3. Have so much fun in Seattle! One of my favorite cities! I love Chaco Canyon Cafe – and the REI in town is EPIC!

  4. I live near Seattle. My tips: avoid going to Pike Place Market during the weekend; try the sage pasta at Spinasse; eat the “Fancy” chef’s dinner at Staple & Fancy in Ballard; have soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung in University Village; run around Greenlake; run around Lake Union; go to Kerry Park on Queen Anne Hill and take a photo of downtown Seattle; and have a great time!

  5. Last time I was in Seattle we did a food tour through PIke’s Place Market which was a BLAST and a fun way to learn the history of the market 🙂

  6. I love Seattle! My husband and I had an amazing meal at The Walrus and the Carpenter in Ballard when we were there last, I highly recommend it. And if you have time to take the ferry to Bainbridge Island to explore Olympic National Park, it is really magical.

  7. Have a blast in Seattle, girl! It’s been a good handful of years since I’ve been, and I’d love to go back and visit Pike Place, since I wasn’t the biggest coffee lover the last time I went. I did visit the zoo, though, and I remember it being pretty good 🙂

  8. Have fun in Seattle! I used to live just half an hour away but now it’s pretty far. I got married in Seattle, too. Definitely a fun place to be.

  9. LOVE SEATTLE! I’ve only been one and for a very short visit with my college cross country team for the Sundodger Invitational but it really is a fun place. Seeing as you LOVE coffee you totally have to go to the first Starbucks! Probably a really touristy thing to do but still kinda fun! 🙂 Have a great trip!

  10. Happened across your blog tonight and I live in the Seattle area. I’m sure your relatives will have lots of ideas for you. Even though it’s such the tourist activity I do love the fish throwing at the Pike Place Market. As a runner you might like to shop at the downtown REI, if you do, call ahead and make an appointment to climb the climbing wall while you are there (I’m thinking your relatives might well be members so you can do it for cheap under their card).

  11. Raise your hand if you have zero free time–glad I’m in good company! Blogging and social media-ing have taken a back seat for me too, and I’d much rather be busy than be bored. Enjoy your trip out west and have fun with the fam!

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