We Will Miss You Seattle…
Jen and I left Seattle three months ago for a fantastic opportunity in California. And while I can say with all certainty that it was a sound career decision, it has come at a cost. We spent 3 wonderful years in the Pacific Northwest and have very fond memories of the scenery and people who made this area arguably among the best places we have every called “home”. Simply put, we miss it tremendously.
Fortunately our beloved city by the Sound is a short two-and-a-half hour flight from Burbank Airport. In addition, we have a wonderfully supportive friend and family network in Cali – so I suppose it is important to take a moment and recognize all that we are thankful for. Nevertheless, we still find ourselves longing for that spur-of-the-moment ferry ride to neighboring Bainbridge Island for wine tasting at Eleven, dinner at Hitchcock or an afternoon beer and burger at the Public House. And who can forget our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant Serafina (miss you guys) next to one of the best damn cocktail bars in city: Cicchetti. Or how about our afternoon strolls to the ballpark or to the Clink for an exciting Sounders soccer match. Sunday afternoons in the quaint and bustling Ballard scene or a leisurely stroll along the waterfront in Fremont. Honestly, I could go on-and-on!
For those of you who have stumbled upon this blog because you are thinking of visiting or even moving to this truly remarkable place, I say you must experience it with an open mind. Don’t fall into the trap as so many others by casting a stereotype observation of Seattle rain and grunge. If you enjoy green surroundings, drop-dead gorgeous mountains and waterways, cuisine that rivals the best this country has to offer and a future that is only just beginning to unfold, then put down your fear of a little weather and soak in what makes this area a true gem among the rough. Seattle is undoubtedly one of the premier places to experience in North America.
August 13, 2013 / The Vintage Gourmet / 0
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