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Seattle!

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Well, we’re back! We got home Tuesday afternoon with plenty of time to get groceries and do some cooking and laundry and chores and – of course we just pet cats and went to bed early instead.

Seattle was good. It was amazing and autumnal and everything we remembered and then it was time to go home, and that was good, too. It felt a lot like closure, honestly. We left after only two years there and neither of us was ready to go at the time. We’ve missed it for the last five years and built it up more than a little in our memories. So going back was like coming home, in a way – it was so familiar, (almost) everything the way we had left it, but we were different.

We exulted in the food and the sights and the leaves and yes, even the rain, but by Monday we were ready to go home – back to Arizona and sunlight and open skies and starry nights. Seattle was perfect for us when we lived there and it was a wonderful place to visit, but I don’t know when we’ll be back. It was good to finally be able to say goodbye.

Whew, that got heavy. Here, have some photos after the cut.

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Oh yeah: the whole reason for going to Seattle in the first place was to celebrate my wife’s 30th birthday. So here’s an autumnal photo of the birthday girl.

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LEAVES

 

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MORE LEAVES

 

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Why do you make the poor fish climb the stairs, Seattle?

 

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Tea from our old tea haunt, Miro, in Ballard.

 

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Tiramisu cupcake from our old cupcake haunt, Cupcake Royale. You can’t even tell I took a giant bite out of it.

 

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VERY AUTUMN WOW

 

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Mocha from our old coffee haunt, Solstice.

 

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SO MUCH AUTUMN

 

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GAS WORRRKS

 


MANY MANY LEAVES

 

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That cute birthday girl again. 🙂
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WHAT IS THIS SOME KIND OF VOLCANO? *whisperwhisper* OH. IT IS.

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