back to where I belong

It took me four years to get back to where I belong. That’s correct, we’re moving again. I promise you, we are not in a witness protection situation. My name really is Mary. Since living in California, Andrew and I always have these conversation about where we’d go after our time in California, because we…

Seattle Send-Off

The stars have aligned for an incredible summer spent bidding farewell to this Emerald City. It has been the best summer weather in years. Sunsets that make you gasp in amazement, night after night. An August blue moon high above the Space Needle, on a clear night, which will not soon be forgotten. Staying up…

Fremont Sunday Market with a side of His & Her Burgers

How marvelous are Sundays? I mean, it might just be the best day of the week, no? It is the ultimate take-it-easy kind of day. Especially during the upcoming autumnal season, when you just want to curl up on the couch with a good trashy reality tv DVR binge book and blanket ((and perhaps you…

Hurricane Ridge and Kalaloch

Two places that have been on my Washington must-do list for the past several years are Hurricane Ridge and Kalaloch. And guess what? I just returned from a spectacular trip where I experienced both of them in one shot! Are you ready for this? We took the Edmonds – Kingston ferry, and proceeded to Port…

“We will do that in August”

To say I am glad we have all of August to prepare for our departure from Seattle, while getting to enjoy every remaining minute in the city is an understatement. At one point early last week, Andrew said “we could have worked two more weeks.” It was a trade off, as we obviously could have…

first week happenings & revelations

The first week of post-employed status has felt like a strangely amazing stay-cation. While employed, most of my vacation days, and even some normal weekend days off were spent on getting out of Seattle. For this reason, an entire week devoted to staying in the city, and reinvigorating our love for it, has been pretty…