Sunday, March 1, 2015

Seattle Washington, my (now) favorite city

This week end I went to Seattle, Washington.
This is a city that I have avoided for far too long.  I avoided it because of the traffic, and because I had a preconceived notion about its inhabitants.

This is now my favorite city.  I have been to:
San Francisco
San Jose
Those are the big cities I can think of off the top of my head, and out of them all, Seattle is my favorite!

This is shocking to me because of how much I do not like the rain.  Granted the first day we were there it was sunny and beautiful.  I don't like to go to big cities because of the traffic, no parking, and crowds.  We stayed in a hotel right in the middle of down town.  You could see the space needle from our room.  We walked everywhere we needed or wanted to go.
I went there to run a really nice road race The Hot Chocolate 15K, it's a pretty big deal.  The finishers medal is gorgeous and the swag was insane!  That was the greatest way to top of the greatest girls trip.

Getting in the car on the way home and chatting about everything from dogs to running was so nice.  It was neat to have people to talk to who can really relate to running.
It was neat to be a part of my clients first race, what a privilege to run it with her.

Back to Seattle.  This city is so iconic, how could I not realize that?  Space needle, Public market, Pikes Place, The Wharf, The first Starbucks!!! HOME OF THE SEAHAWKS Are you kidding me?  I got to see all this and more.  Seattle welcomes visitors, they are excited to show off their iconic bling.  They are proud, and kind.
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I misjudged this city, just like I do people.  I have missed out on so much.  I am never excited to go to any city.  Now I am biding my time to get back to Seattle.

I am thankful to my friends for including me and showing me so much fun, and I am thankful to God for giving me the courage to do something different and protecting me.

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