Monday, March 25, 2013

Sleepless in Seattle; Adventuring in the City!

What a weekend! My time in Seattle has come and gone and the past four days have been mighty FULL! A semi-spontaneous adventure was exactly what my semester needed. It started on Thursday when I headed home from Baylor. Stop #1: haircut. And a major one! I cut off 8+ inches (see image in below post). People still say my hair is long but it is pretty short to me. Stop #2: Mary Poppins at Dallas Summer Musicals! I first saw this show four years ago and it has a special place in my heart. It was a fun night of theatre that I loved sharing with my Mom. And I left with a spiffy new supercalifragilisticexpialidocious mug and a replacement parrot umbrella. I had one for three years but it blew inside out twice, therefore Stella the Umbrella was no more.

Friday morning arrived with a 3:30am alarm. That could mean only one thing: I was Seattle-bound!





As I said, 3:30am came early. Mom and I were out the door by 4:30, stopped for breakfast at Whataburger, then made it to the airport by 6:00. It was pretty empty and I had the gate to myself for just under an hour. The Knot {Texas} and Domino: Small Spaces kept me company. The flight was around 4 hours long and I spent it journaling and watching Life of Pi. Now that's an interesting movie, let me tell you. Once in grand old Seattle (which was gloriously cold!) I hopped on the train to downtown and immediately found the Starbucks. How could I not, right? There's one on almost every corner.

Friday afternoon I had an interview with a theatre across town and to kill time beforehand I stopped at a gourmet chocolatier. That was the best cup of hot chocolate I've ever had. Then the interview began and ended before I could blink with a promise of hearing back later in April. That afternoon after a series of trials with the bus system/taxis (...I won't even start on that one...) I met up with my friend Luis and we wandered around downtown. And really wandered. Pike's Place was my favorite! A huge market with dozens of flower stands. Really and truly couldn't get over it! I think we went there every day.

Saturday was even better! I had breakfast with a sweet family in the morning and got a good look at various parts of the city. Then a sweet new friend gave us free front row tickets to see Love's Labour's Lost at Seattle Shakespeare! What a fun and incredible show! I was laughing so hard that I cried. Well done, absolutely. And, as you can see, Pike's Place once again.

Now I'm back in Texas, exhausted from the trip. There are so many things to think about and process still. You'll hear more about this trip later this week, I promise :)

How was your weekend?

3 comments:

  1. I'm such a fan of Seattle! I even applied to go to school there on a complete whim but I don't know if the constant grey weather would be alright for me. haha

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  2. Haha...Allie's comment above makes me laugh because I didn't even think twice about the gray weather, in fact when touring, people told me it barely rained (liars!) and then went there, only to find out it's gray 80% of the time. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time. It's a beautiful city with so many things to do- I truly came to love it. You will love it in the summer especially. Very different from Texas, huh?! So many hills! hehe :)

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  3. I have a sweet spot in my heart for Seattle. I love it there!! It sounds like you had a blast!!

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