One Crazy August

Sound Sailboats

It’s been so long since I’ve written a single word not in an email that I ask you to please forgive me if this post just turns out to be one convoluted mess of a read.

As of August 15th, we have officially been living in Seattle for a year. And let me tell ya, folks… I don’t know if time moves along much faster here in the Pacific Northwest or if age is catching up to me, but it has flown by! It seems like yesterday we drove into Seattle exhausted, anxious, and excited with two equally tired and stressed out pups ready to begin a new chapter in our lives.

It took a bit of adaptation and adjustment, but life in downtown Seattle quickly became routine for us. We learned the best walking route for the pups. We came to know the regular homeless people setting up “shop” around Pike Place Market. We had our favorite produce guy at Frank’s and our favorite lunchtime hideaway from the crowds at Uli’s. We had a pretty stellar view of the Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, crazy fog, beautiful skies, and gorgeous sunsets. Continue reading

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Wanderlust I Must ~ Coastal City Living

Portland Maine

The husband and I visited Portland, Maine on our honeymoon cruise in 2010, and it was so beautiful. We both love the ocean and long to live damn near on it or at least much closer to it.

We are planning to visit another Portland in the next couple months… Portland, Oregon! Seattle is also on the agenda. We can’t wait! Not only have neither of us ever been to the west coast, but we’re also thinking of a major move within the year. Seattle (and possibly Portland) is on our list of new cities to call home.

We’re currently residing in Ohio, so we’re obviously going to fly for our vacation. However, when we make the big move, we’ll be road trippin’ it. I’m super excited about a major road trip across country… and a bit nervous & slightly stressed.. we’ll have our two dogs! Our muppet whines with excitement in the car, and the doodle… well, she just plain hates it. We’ll definitely need to do some short practice trips and get advice from our lovely veterinarian.

I recently found and bookmarked the site, Go Pet Friendly. It looks like it will be incredibly useful on finding pet friendly hotels, restaurants, activities and such. If anyone has trips on traveling with pets, I’d definitely love to hear ’em!

What place are you daydreaming about today?

xo~ Frani


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