A Seattle Summer to Remember!

Hi there! We hope you’ve had a splendid summer so far. Lily and I have been parked at home in Seattle for six months relaxing and planning out the next adventure. The weather sure did take a bit longer than I had hoped to turn nice but once it did I was reminded that summer in Seattle is absolutely spectacular.

“Seattle and the Olympics at dusk from the Mt. Baker Ridge Viewpoint.”

One of the best things about being home was reconnecting with friends and spending time enjoying my favorite eateries and home happy hours. In my opinion, happy hour at home is much more enjoyable and practical these days. Here are a few of my home happy hour indulgences.

“Spring Mtn. Napa Nectar of Joy”
“The Bloody Brunch Mega-Mary”
“The Classic Bleu-Bob-Tini”

So, here’s what Lily and I have been up to all summer.

Immediately upon returning home, I bonded with my neighbor’s Husky “Otis” and we had some amazing walks and quality dog time outside wandering the neighborhood together. Lily didn’t mind sharing me, in case you were wondering.

“This is Otis and he’s a pretty good boy.”
“Otis loves perusing ivy for rodents and sticks.”
“THIS is a happy husky.”
“Lily always answers the door when Otis comes over for a visit.”

In May, Lily and I took a road trip sans Airstream to visit our very closest friends in Northern California. We got to visit some of the amazing wineries in the stunning Anderson Valley of Mendocino County. Spending time with my favorite people drinking amazing wine is always good for my soul.

“Handley Cellars – Philo, CA”
“My most favorite people.”
“The beautiful Anderson Valley.”

Summer arrived with Pridefest and Seafair returning to Seattle after a two year hiatus. It was fun to be out mingling and celebrating at the street fairs and then have the Blue Angels roaring over my house and decorating the sky with smoke trails. Life felt almost normal again post pandemic.

“View of Seattle from Alki Beach on a sunny June afternoon.”
“Pride at the Space Needle. “
“Welcome back Blue Angels.“
“Flying in perfect formation over Seattle.”
“High arc maneuver over Lake Washington.”
“Angel dust across mighty Mount Rainier.”

Seattle had a few delightful heat waves in July and August so we took that as an excuse to escape the city for a few local road trips to visit the Washington coast. Port Townsend was a fantastic day trip for some wine tasting and exploring the little historic downtown with someone special.

“Harbor View from the Port Townsend Vineyards Tasting Room.”

Then we were off to Ocean Shores for a relaxing weekend of cooler cloudier weather to celebrate Rachelle’s birthday. I took the Airstream out of storage for this trip so Lily and I could get reacquainted with Airstream life and start prepping it for our next big trip towards the east coast.

“Camping near the Oyhut Bay Seaside Village.”

Well that pretty much wraps up our little summer break in Seattle. We will be back in the Airstream very soon getting ready to see more beautiful places and bring you along for the adventure.

“Back in the Airstream ready to go.”
“Lily is packed and ready to go.”

Our first stop on the way east is Glacier National Park and I’m very excited to get there and share the experience and some stunning photos with you so stay tuned!

3 thoughts on “A Seattle Summer to Remember!

  1. Debra August 28, 2022 / 5:49 pm

    Miss you Paul! Can’t wait for your next adventure !

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  2. Diem September 2, 2022 / 11:20 am

    Hi Paul,
    So good to hear from you and by the way, Hendrik is my favorite gin, but the best one is Uncle Val’s Gin. Hopefully, our paths will cross some day soon. Cheers!!

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  3. Bob September 22, 2022 / 10:19 am

    Glad to see the big traveling life continues, with occasional sips of fine wine to savor the end of another day’s adventures.

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