Postcards from Seattle and British Columbia
I don’t really feel like I had enough exploration in any of these places to do a full-fledged travel post with recommendations. So here are some pictures and thoughts about a family vacation to the Pacific Northwest! First stop — Seattle:
Do me a favor, and if you find yourself in Seattle go and visit their public library. The first two pictures in the grid below are from there. It’s an absolutely stunning building, and I could’ve stayed for ages longer. My whole family thought I was a weirdo for dragging them to a library, but lo and behold — they loved it.
One thing Derek Shepherd and I have in common? We’ve got a thing for ferry boats. Ride the ferry and stand outside even if it’s cold. It’s magical.
Whistler was gorgeous. Cold but sunny and utterly charming. Skiing was great (even though I think I need new boots…my feet just ache all of the time in mine), zip lining was SO fun with sensational views, and I spent a lovely afternoon bopping around the village by myself.
I call the work below “Portrait of a young woman with sore legs and aching feet who was told she was done skiing for the day when, in reality, she was not.”
Our time in Vancouver was wayyyy too short. We visited with my dad’s friend (the first totem is IN THEIR HOUSE! and the view right below is it is from their living room), and we spent a great morning wandering around outdoors in Lynn Canyon Park and Stanley Park. We had glorious, sunny weather in Seattle and Vancouver, so I think I now have pretty unrealistic expectations of what it would be like to live in the Pacific Northwest!