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A short break in Seattle

Back in the spring I knew I wanted to schedule myself a quick little getaway. I wanted vast expanses of inspirational nature – forests, mountains, and water. After a quick Facebook poll, I booked a ticket to Seattle partly as a much-needed personal retreat, partly as a birthday gift to myself (my birthday is this Sunday!) and did not look back! I am so happy to have done this for myself. I fell in love with this city so quickly. It’s really worth a visit, I can’t recommend it enough! I personally did very little planning for this trip – it was 2 days of travel, 3 days of play – but that’s just how I wanted it. Stress-free.

I also met up with a great photog friend of mine, Anna Wu, and we promptly jumped into photoshoot mode

We also had lunch with one of Anna’s friends, Alan, and visited his startup, which has something to do with energy storage and carbon particles.
They had a balcony. The only thing is, you have to climb out a window to get to it. When they make bank, there will be a door

We had happy hour oysters at Elliott’s Oyster House. One dozen each

The second day, I went by myself to Mt. Rainier where I got all the awe-inspiring scenery I could ever wanted.
It’s moments like these when I realize how small I am, how great each day can be, and that each day is a gift. I’m so grateful for my life, and though it is rife with uncertainties,
these moments can never be forgotten, and I am inspired and energized to continue trying to be a better person

(P&S photo below)

The last day was a little bit more laidback. Emily took some time to take me to a great park on Mercer Island called the Luther Burbank Park. I really think it’s great how much Seattle invests into their green spaces

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July 23, 2010 - 9:49 am

amie Looks like you had a great time! Love the landscape shots :)

July 24, 2010 - 10:10 pm

becca So glad you were able to have some you-time! Seattle is the perfect place for it. I love Daiso! :)

July 26, 2010 - 1:45 am

Karen AHHHHH Alan is my cousin!!!! What a small world! Alan just IMed me to tell me that he is on your blog. Hahaha ya he and his sister Jocelyn are playing violin at our wedding and they’re amazing. I’m so excited that you guys met each other! And Bryan and I actually visited EnerG2 when we were there in March visiting them and my brother. Wheeeee :D I <3 Seattle too. :D :D :D

July 27, 2010 - 1:48 pm

Casey@HelloLove You captured Seattle so beautifully! And I agree about traveling light – I have the Canon G10 and highly recommend it for personal photos – it rivals my professional camera for sure!

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