Friday, May 18, 2012

Seattle, here I come!


It was kind of last minute and an impulsive decision.

I'm so nervous yet excited. Excited enough to scream!

I requested time off from my jobs this weekend and will be flying out to Seattle for the first time!

Weeeeeeee!


I can't tell you how many times people have asked if I've been there before or told me I should move to Seattle when I mention LOVING rainy weather.

So for the next five days I'm going to see what it's like firsthand.

I don't know a soul there and am a bit afraid but don't want those things to ruin this opportunity. God knows it might be a while before I can take time off again and the future is guaranteed to no one.

So bring on the rain, clouds, and mild temps!

Whether I'm ready or not...Seattle, here I come!

17 comments:

Mitchell is Moving said...

Oh, Seattle is one of my favorite places. I just don't love that much rainy weather -- Seattle Rain Festival, Jan. 1 - Dec. 31...

But what an amazing city (and area). Have a ball. I hope you fall in love with it.

JuJu said...

Good for you Dean!
We just went there a few weeks ago, it was my first trip to the west coast. I LOVED Seattle. I, too, love the rain, and we had sunny weather! What is with that? :-)

Have a ball, can't wait to hear about your trip!

Linda Lanae Nguyen-Bailey : Fashion Recycler. said...

My husband is from Seattle and he always says it is really nice. I can't wait to visit myself. Have a safe and fun trip!

naturgesetz said...

Enjoy your mini-vacation. Hopefully Seattle will be dark and damp enough for you.

Boo said...

Haha, that's the spirit, fear keeps us from doing things, confidence moves us forward. Have fun there! ^^

Ken Riches said...

Good for you, have a great time and hope you find a new favorite place, if not a new place...

Randuwa said...

WOW~ I love it! You GO my friend. I am so excited for you. I know you're taking your camera, and I'm sure I speak for others here when I say that we're looking forward to hearing and seeing all about it! Love you.

Kim Rempel said...

Yay!! Go and explore and have a great time!!! Bon Voyage!

jason said...

oh wow! You'll love it. I was out there last year. So beautiful.
Have fun! take pictures! Go to The Capitol Hill area :)

Marty said...

Sounds like a great adventure for you! I hope it goes well :-)

Anonymous said...

Hope everything is going well. It's a city I never visited although I spent a little time in Portland.

Ron

stanw said...

Dean, hope you enjoy your flight and time there. You will enjoy the break and new experience I am sure. Look forward to hearing the details :)

Dean Grey said...

Mitchell is Moving!

I fell in love with Seattle, Mitch!

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JuJu!

It was sunny just two out of the five days I was there so I lucked out in terms of getting cool, rainy weather.

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Linda!

Definitely check Seattle out!

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naturgesetz!

It was just the way I like it!

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Boo!

Yeah, I didn't want to NOT see it because I was afraid, so just went for it!

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Ken!

I hope it will be my new place one day.

*sigh*

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Randuwa!

I took a TON of pictures, Randy, and will be posting them here soon.

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Kim!

Thank you!

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Jason!

I checked out Capitol Hill, both during the day and at night.

(~_^)

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Marty!

An adventure indeed!

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Ron (Anonymous)!

It went well!

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Stan!

It felt so good to be away from work and home!

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All of your enthusiastic comments are greatly appreciated!

-Dean

Mitchell is Moving said...

So glad you liked it, Dean. Can't wait to read about your trip.

Dean Grey said...

Mitch!

Thanks!

-Dean

Dean Scott said...

I am not positive, but I think your first trip to Seattle overlapped with my last trip to Seatte. My son had moved to Bremerton. I spent the first few nights in the city since he was working. I went to Bremerton for a few days and spent the last night back in Seattle before flying home. I love what I have seen of Seattle and Washington.

Dean Grey said...

Dean!

Small world!

Maybe we walked past one another on the street and didn't even know it!

-Dean