Tuesday, July 21, 2015

It's Happening!

  The time has finally come ...

 Rob and I are going on a week vacation !!! Can you believe that I've never owned a passport in my entire 30 years!?! When I went to Louisiana those two times, it was before Canadians needed passports to enter the U.S.

 So it was in the fall that Rob brought up the idea of getting our passports and going on a trip to celebrate our 10 years of moving to the island on the same day/our 5 year wedding anniversary/my 30th birthday. We played with the idea of Las Vegas, even somewhere super hot like Mexico, etc. But we kept returning to our neighbours just below us on the old map; Washington State! I have always loved playing baseball. We grew up loving the Blue Jays and when we found out that they will be playing in Seattle the weekend after we wanted to take a trip, we decided it was meant to be. So, we're headed to the Evergreen State!

  We seriously have never taken a trip that didn't include family.. We are actually going somewhere, just the two of us, for the first time out of the country. I'm excited! We're going to two games; a night and day game. We have some serious shopping planned, along with a ghost tour, drive in movies (there aren't any near us!), Pike Place Market, the Space Needle and an evening ride on a lit up ferris wheel. After our adventures in Seattle we might take a tiny drive up the Oregon Coast because we can! OR-- we'll see how far we can get before we should turn around and head home. We're both very excited about our trip.

  Alina will be safe with her Auntie. She will be well taken care of but the thought of leaving her for a week makes my heart ache. It's the first time she will be away from me for more than 48 hours and I feel like she'll need me in that week and I won't be able to be there for her. But, everyone will be fine and I'm just being a mom.

Alina and her Auntie will have a blast while we're away.
So- the point of my post is .. to be excited! But also, to my American blog friends out there; what would you suggest we do while in the U.S. of A!? I know Seattle is very close to where we live so the differences in landscape won't be crazy. Buuut, if there are any places you've been to before or heard of that I haven't mentioned please share! I'd love to go anywhere that is suggested and of course, I'll be blogging about my experience when I return!


Brianna said...

Congratulations on a VACATION! That's so, so exciting! Seattle has been on my list of places to go for quite some time and I'm hoping to get up there some day - I'm totally jealous! I've never been, so I don't have any bright ideas on where you should go and what you should do, but just HAVE FUN! And I can't wait to hear all about it!!

Tabitha Macfadyen said...

Sounds like an amazing trip! It was totally meant to be. I grew up loving the Blue Jays too. Brings back some really great memories. Hope you have an amazing time!

Amanda said...

I've never been to Seattle but I hope you have an amazing time!

Jade Wright said...

Enjoy the vacay darling - miss chatting.