My sister and I just returned from a trip to Seattle and Tacoma, WA. It was a relaxing weekend, mostly spent roaming about and exploring the city for the first time. I hope to go back again and see more of the countryside, but I'm glad I at least got a taste of it. Here are a few photos from Seattle.
Our first morning there was beautiful. We took a long walk along the water, which turned out to be one of my favorite parts of the trip.
Our nights out were nothing crazy, but I did try a drink with an egg in it.
Overall, I liked Seattle. It's a very walkable city, and the people were quite nice. Twice I had people stop on the street to ask if I needed directions. I guess it's obvious you're not a local when you get your handheld map out and look around with a quizzical look on your face. One guy even commented that the reason he stopped was because he doesn't see people with real maps these days. He asked where I got it, as if it were a special artifact.
More on Tacoma later.
For now, I'll leave you with this friend, spotted at the market.
Instead of one big resolution this year, we've decided to do a series of 30-day challenges. For January, we've decided to have no alcoholic beverages at home. I don't think it will be too hard, but some days you just want a glass of wine after work. None of that for January. Possible future challenges include flossing every day, giving up coffee, daily blogging, and waking up earlier.
Are you a fan of resolutions? Did you make one for 2013?
2012 was a pretty fantastic year. Nothing drastically changed, and that may be exactly why it was so pleasant. Although I didn't reach certain goals or accomplish as much as I hoped to, I gained a new understanding of what's most important to me in life and how fortunate I am to be surrounded by such special people.