Seattle Day Three: “Ooooooh…. I get it..!”
Today is our third full day in Seattle and I am starting to see the whole Seattle big-picture. Since my last blog post I’ve realized immersing yourself in Seattle is kind of like jumping into a fridged cold pool; it looks really fun from a distance and you really want to be in the pool, but then when you jump in your heart kind of stops from the shock of it all, and then it hurts all over a little bit, and then…. you acclimate and it feels fine and you never want to get out (or, at least you don’t want to get out for a very long while).
Over the last three days Dustin and I have seen five parts of Seattle: Capital Hill (where our primary housing is at), the area surrounding the University of Washington, the Cental District, West Seattle and Vashon Island.
Now that I’ve had the chance to see the many dimensions of Seattle Tuesday’s “where am I? Who set this time machine to land in Chicago??” feeling of city-struck confusion has been replaced with more of an epiphanic “Oooohhh…. I get it…!” feeling.
Here are some highlights in pictures:
Next up: Burien to see Bethany, and an Amtrak ride to Widbey Island to see Lauren and Travis Free. After much debate, we finally decided to take an Amtrak from Seattle up toward the Northern Peninsula islands rather than riding our bikes north. This will get us headed East three-four days sooner (which will get us three-four days closer to Michigan and KT’s wedding in August!) So – tomorrow, Saturday, is our last day in Seattle for a while. I feel anxious about leaving since we still have the comfort of knowing someone here in the city… but it’s about that time to get on gettin’ on…