Saturday, August 04, 2007

Updates and Thoughts from Seattle

Seattle was absolutely wonderful. I walked through Pike Place quite a bit, drank coffee a bit more, and had amazing conversations with my brother all the while. I could not ask for more during that time except for more time. This is my favorite picture

We even stayed in the Olympic National Park for two nights. I wish the rain would of held off and the midst would have cleared when we went up to Hurricane Ridge to see the view--yet all we saw were thick clouds of gray and white. It was still nice.

My favorite part of Seattle became these tiny gardens that are sporadically placed throughout the city. When we walked to my brother's school we passed one quite frequently. He explained that you could purchase a small plot/square and garden whatever you'd like. Next to these particular green spaces were tiny houses that the city rented out to writers for a cheaper rate. I think it is a great way to bring gardens into the city and pull small communities together. Plus anyone from the city could just randomly walk though these gardens and enjoy the artistry. It was fascinating.

Until Next Time...

a caveat: My posts have been few and far between. After moving I have realized my internet is only supplied through the coffee shop I work at now. Therefore I must make a conscious effort to write random posts.


Kimberly said...

We miss you! I am rationing that is still such a treat. Tomorrow night I have a date with Jeremy and Stacy to share it with them...since I keep talking about how it is my new favorite.

Big Al said...

I am so glad you like it! It reminded me of you when I was at the store sniffing them all.

Tell them I said hello

Anonymous said... looks beautiful...enjoy the rest of your summer. Cami

Kj said...

To quote the Jackson 5, (and putting it in the plural form) "We Want You Back!"

Adam said...

I updated today... I thought in case you felt like reading.

See you soon-ish!

Jeff Robinson said...

Hey Al, your trip sounds amazing. I hope things are going well. I've decided to make more of an effort to use blogger. We'll see how that goes.

Pam Shaffer said...

I realize you visited Seattle more than 6 months ago, but isn't it great? I lived out there for a year and half and loved every minute of it. If you ever go back, let me know, there's places north of Seattle that you have to see!