Sunday, November 9, 2014


Hey! First post! I hope that this blog will allow friends and family to read about and follow the Hedges' adventures around the world. The hubs and I are pretty stoked for our upcoming quest and want to be able to share our experiences as well as record them for us to re-visit when we are old and wrinkled and our memories are fading...

That being said, I thought I would start my efforts at record keeping by documenting my time until The Departure, including our preparation efforts as well as our trips to see as many friends and family as we can before we are out of the country for 10 months! This weekend, the hubs and I were apart and while he celebrated a friend's birthday in Vegas, I spent the weekend in beautiful Seattle. This was my fourth trip to Pacific coast and despite the pervasive dreariness, the city did not disappoint. Visiting a native definitely has it perks when seeing a popular tourist destination. Not only do they know the best modes of transport to and from all the sites, they also know which sites to skip and which ones to make a priority. For instance, my long time beastie advised against going to the top of the Needle (as the price was not worth it) and instead going to a park near her apartment and capturing the skyline. I am thankful for her suggestion as not only did I capture a great scene but also spent some time walking through the nearby neighborhood to see some beautiful, old homes.

As she recently relocated to living in Seattle (instead of nearby Bellevue) we also explored downtown Seattle for the first time. It was quite interesting. City Targets are different than the Targets I frequent in Texas. This includes not only the layout but the type of people that frequent the establishment. As I was in the restroom, for example, I overheard a lady exclaiming her joy about her newly (purchased or shoplifted) underwear. Apparently they fit well and were much cleaner than the pair she was wearing previously. "Woo hoo!" was repeatedly exalted from the stall. It was nice to hear such excitement about underclothing. After the Target and a (couple) happy hour beverages, we happened upon a palm reader and happened to strike a deal. My friend is convinced her fortune is true and she has a new found confidence in some recent decisions. The palm reader/psychic told me I have an abnormal number of worry lines- whatever- she obviously doesn't know me at all...

The highlight of the trip (despite the amazing company) was perhaps the visit to the local (and tiny) restaurant called Biscuit B*tch. It was amazing. For those that know me, know my obsession with good breakfast and this place did not disappoint. It was also accompanied by a full frontal provided by one of the residents of the apartment complex across the street... all in all a palatable and surprising experience- quite indicative of Seattle as a city- there is never a lack of surprises and it is always palatable.

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