Welcome back, friends. We are now in Washington state and it is like Aug 1st. We rented a house in Seattle from a friend of a friend who always stayed with his girlfriend and whose lease was almost up so he had a house he didn’t stay in that he still had to pay for…so we eased some of his load and he let us use the house (furnished) as We went in and out of the city in between explorations during the month of August. Win-win.
I have been thinking about my last blog, and I didn’t really do those places justice, but I just don’t want to. We had a good time at the places We went. We have good memories from being there, but the memories belong to Us. I have no advice for what to do if you go there-and there isn’t anything particularly noteworthy that would be as interesting to read (or type about) as they were to experience. I feel like I’m so excited about whats coming up and the newness of the places We have already been is worn off-Im just skimming over things. I am ok with this I believe. If I become not ok with it, I will go back to expanding. Until then, I’m going to be highlighting…there isn’t much left anyway. There are some pretty exciting adventures (me falling down a mountain, warped tour, camping with Chelsey then sam then Stephen, mt Olympus, Ranier…) but only like 7 or 8 more weeks of explorer stories before We are living in a house in Lockhart without much to talk about. Don’t get me wrong, there are some stories from here in Lockhart too, but I am obligated to finishing the chronological stories. I hope my faithful readers will trudge through with me and understand the shorthand 🙂 if there is anything at all that anyone wants more information about, just comment or email me and I will be happy to put it out there!!
The upcoming blogs will chronicle the Seattle adventures, warped tour, Mt Ranier camping with Chelsey, camping with Sam at the Cascades and the fall, Forks/La Push, Cape Flattery, Stephen visiting in Oregon (yay US!!), Utah, ABQ, Las Cruces and back to TX. Some of YOU are in these adventures 🙂 and some of you are in adventures soon to come…
Now back to Aug 1st and Seattle. We “moved in” to the house that wasnt too far from Chelsey’s apt and even closer to her work. We frequently met her for lunch as she conveniently works just above the Pyramid Brewery. They make delicious beer. Pyramid Apricot is my favorite and they, of course, have it on tap! They also serve some pretty damn good bar food. Full menu of burgers and salads and appetizers. We ate there a few times and tried new stuff each time…nothing stuck out as amazing, but it was allllll good. We spent a good amount of time with Chelsey while in Seattle. When she wasn’t working and We werent out of town checking out mountains, We were shown around her neighborhood and the beach, taken to clubs and friends houses and airshows and dance classes by the water…all by a very gracious hostess.
She did everything she could to make Our stay as lovely as possible. She shared her clothes, opened her home, drove Us around…if only she would have known some ghost stories. 🙂 We took her camping out in Mt Ranier so she could get a taste of how We lived out in the wild. We went on a couple different hikes and took some amazing pictures between the 3 of Us. More about that later.
One of the first things We did together was go to see a UFC fight at her friend’s house. After the fight, We went to a club.
We were celebrating Chelseys birthday 🙂 it was the next day and there were big plans for that as well. We were invited to watch the air show right next to the water the planes were flying over!! It was Seafair weekend which is a big deal in Seattle (We had no idea) and the Blue Angels flew over Lake Washington (of which We were on the banks)
The birthday girl had a great time. There was birthday cake, beer, Blue Angels, friends and lots of fun.
We spent the beginning of the month hanging out around Seattle, getting coffee at random places, enjoying being indoors for the moment. Chelsey took Us to the Olympic Sculpture Park
The Olympic Sculpture Park has transformed a nine-acre industrial site into open and vibrant green space for art. This new waterfront park gives Seattle residents and visitors the opportunity to experience a variety of sculpture in an outdoor setting, while enjoying the incredible views and beauty of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound.
We headed out to the Moss Creek Campground which is in a Mt St Helens Recreation Area. The Gifford Pinchot National Forest. It is a good story…but that’s for next time.