Monday, June 23, 2008

What a Weekend



Ahh, what a weekend. Truth be told, this weekend was one of the best I’ve had in quite sometime. Primarily because TJ and I tried new things . . .

1. Saturday we walked from our apartment in Lower Queen Anne to Fremont. Now, a little background for you. TJ and I have lived in Seattle twice. The first time we lived here 8 months, couldn’t handle the cold, so we moved back to California. We lived in California for a year, hated it there, and moved back to Seattle, where we have been for a 1 ½ year. The second time around has been far better (perhaps because we finally bought an umbrella and a pair of gloves). Anyways, when we first moved here we lived in Fremont. If you know Seattle, we lived about two blocks from the Troll underneath the 99/Aurora bridge. On the first day here, I said I wanted to someday walk across the 99/Aurora bridge. It only took 3 years, and moving to Seattle twice, but on Saturday, TJ and I walked across the bridge.

It may sound totally insignificant, but it was just as awesome as I thought it would be. Just walking the bridge with TJ reminded me of how far we have come in the last 3 years.



2. That night TJ and I decided we would try a new bar. TJ and I are serious creatures of habit, and we love our routines. But some things have shifted at our “neighborhood bar” so we were up for something new. We walked downtown and went to a bar called McLeod Residence. It’s been open for a while now. I recommend you click the link and just look at the inside. It’s an apartment/house that has been turned into a gallery/bar.

TJ and I walked to McLeod from our place which was perfect. It was warm in Seattle, patios were open, restaurants stayed open later, and people were out walking around. There is something about the energy you get from being in a lively place, a place where people are excited and moving. Point being, the walk and the bar went well together. It was good.



3. Sunday morning we woke up and TJ said we should go get breakfast. Usually that means we end up eating Mexican food. But he was serious this time and he said we should try the crepe place in Capital Hill. I have wanted to eat at this place since we moved here the second time. So we walked to Capital Hill and ate here, 611 Supreme.

No doubt, not kidding, the crepes were so good; in fact, they were the best I’ve ever had. It was warm outside with a slight breeze. Inside it was quite, with only one other guy in the place. And the large, door sized windows were wide open. Did I mention, the place was perfect.

The point of all this, is for you to go try some new things. I forgot how scary and yet how good it can be. There is something about the unknown that makes us hesitate. We don’t know the bartender, the food could be really bad, and it is far more comfortable to go to the places we are used to. But for all the awkwardness and uncertainty, it is so worth it when you find a good crepe or some new scenery that leaves you inspired.

16 comments:

JanelleGrace said...

I lived in Belltown, right in front of the Monorail, it would get stalled in front of my apartment window.

I always thought, if I ever moved back to Seattle, Fremont would be a nice place to live. My sister lives in lower Queen Anne right now.

Sally said...

Lovely post :)

And love the shot of the bridge.

Anonymous said...

your writing seems like you're talking (meaning you are telling a story vs wrting it...)...which is cool. and yeah, it,s good to be scared onec and a while an dthen realise...uuff, it sn't hard at all. :0
nancy

Robin said...

I'm so the opposite, I am always looking to go someplace new. I love the sense of discovery. But there is also great comfort in the familiar. Sometimes that is the perfect cure for a bad day.

I have always wanted to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and hope to do so this summer.

littlebyRD said...

Lovely idea! I too am a complete creature of habit - always ordering the same thing from the menu at the same restaurant...It is good to step out of that comfort zone - you never know what you'll find.

nadia said...

Love the post stacy-the photographs are great. I never thought i was a creature of habit-but lately i realized i have been in a little routine- thank you for this post i believe this will do the trick!!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

Beautiful post and blog--huzzah for trying new things-glad you're liking Seattle again! I always think that the third weekend in June is the best of the year--maybe it
s just me...
Will link to you and keep reading for sure!

design for mankind. said...

Amen, sister!

Sounds like you had a good one. :)

diana @ please sir said...

What a weekend! Great photo too.

Fifi Flowers said...

Good post! Great bridge!
I'm inspired to try something new... we always go to the same places where we know everyone.

Hila said...

I love reading your posts!

Krissy said...

beautiful photos! I love your post. sounds like a wonderful weekend.

{this is glamorous} said...

Wonderful post--isn't it great to try new things? Love the first shot of the bridge.

Apt. #34 said...

Hey neighbor, I live on lower QA too, at least for the time being...and a trip to 611 Supreme sounds perfect on a long weekend!

ambika said...

It only took me 29 years to walk the Aurora bridge. Honestly, it just never occurred to me until I read stories about other's doing it. And being that I'm mildly afraid of heights, it was a bit of a feat (and a rush, when we finally did it!)

Love 611 Supreme. I used to live 2 blocks from there. We always got the crabby waitress though and started cooking our own crepes at home.

I have to really force myself to try new things after living here my whole life. This is a great reminder.

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