Sweet on Seattle

August 7th

space needle, view from their office

Taken from their apartment, those crazy city-dwelling kids.

Summer in Seattle is as close to heaven as I think you can get. Add a fantastic downtown apartment with incredible views and easy access to everything fun to do within a 10 minute walk, and I’m hooked.
Emily, one of my closest friends from college, surprised me with a ticket and trip. I spent the weekend with the Asantes. Emily and John will be married in January in Puerto Vallarta y yo soy la maid of honor. Woo hoo!

Em and John space needle best

Aren’t they cute? And better yet, really nice.

Back to Seattle — the trip was incredible. Em picked me up at the airport and surprised me with a “camping trip.” By camping, she meant we had spa appointments at a resort in the forest the next day. It was such a fantastic get away. She spoiled me rotten.

on our way to the spa

On our way to the massage. Hot rock massage is now my favorite.

The amazing waterfall

Giant Snoqualmie Falls — a state park right behind our hotel. Camping at its best.

Photos here. More to be posted later in the week!


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18 Responses

  1. Wow! It sounds fantastic. And what a kind & generous friend. Lucky girls!!!

  2. Love the photos!! Seattle is the nearest big city to my hometown of Silverdale and I loved spending time there. Your pics make me wish I was there with my best friend who now lives in Gig Harbor. The Snoqualmie falls are BREATHTAKING!!!!!! Glad to hear you had a fantastic weekend!

  3. Ha! Ryan and I totally went to Snoqualmie Falls. 🙂 I’ve got a picture of us standing at the base of it. *sigh* Seattle.

    Emily looks all mature! She looks gorgeous.

  4. Wow, I need me some friends like that! And such a beautiful place, you lucky duckie!

  5. Wow! She sounds like quite a friend! Treating you to the works!

    Glad you enjoyed it!

  6. Fancy fancy! Your photos are getting me in the mood…for Seattle that is! I leave Thursday for four days in Victoria, bookended in Seattle. Love it there in the summer. 🙂

  7. Fantastic. Looks like a fabulous time. What a view from their apt, huh? Wowsa. Nice falls. *sigh*

  8. Holy Camoley! (as my boys would say), that looks and sounds awesome!!! Cant wait to hear more about your trip.

  9. Wow! Now THAT is a weekend!

  10. You were here??? Wow! So cool. Glad the weather was nice! Hot stone massage is definitely the way to go, I’m a recent convert myself.

  11. Remind me next time to go to Seattle in August and not at the end of November! Great shot of the Space Needle, too.

  12. Oh wow, you were here! Isn’t Seattle the best?! I moved out here last year and love it a little more every day. And yes, the weather is perfect right now. Glad you had a good trip!

  13. Emily is such a great friend to you. Makes me love her even more! Glad you had such a fabulous time 🙂

  14. I’m just wondering if you’ve received emails from me (one was a response to your thank you…so sweet! you’re welcome!) and one with pics of my wristlet. I ask b/c the first was sent back undeliverable. Not sure what’s up with that.

  15. You friend is so generous! What was the special occasion?!

  16. Wow, Kelli, Emily looks GREAT! (you do too, but I haven’t SEEN Emily in a long, long while). John is cute too! What a view from their window! So glad to know that you had a refreshing weekend.

  17. Look at that water fall amazing. Trip to the spa too. You’ve got a good friend ther!