Day 8: Despite another nice day, I spent it inside working at the KEXP Gathering Space. Ran to the gym for a workout, and then found my local Whole Foods on the way home. I actually think it might be the only one in the downtown area, which seems crazy since Seattle is a trendy progressive city and Amazon is based here. Also saw the most beautiful sunset ever tonight. Downfall of being in a big city is buildings block views and get in the way of photos. Haha
Day 9: Thought it was supposed to be rainy today, but another blue-ski day with some sun. Headed over to the Starbucks Reserve Roastery to work. It’s like Disneyland for coffee lovers. Today I finally dedicated some time to looking for apartments. Responded to 11 postings, so let’s hope something comes out of it!
Day 10: Rain today – Basically my first since I got here, not counting the downpour I arrived in my first night. Worked all day again at KEXP. intended to drive outside the city to run an errand but walked all the way to my car and forgot my keys. Doh! I’m hoping parking isn’t such a pain near wherever I get an apartment. Decided to be social and went out for a bit with hostel-mates.
Day 11: My first fun run in Seattle! Participated in the historic Tunnel to Viaduct 8k, where we ran 4k through the brand new SR99 tunnel and 4k back up on the old viaduct that’s being torn down soon. I guess 49,000 signed up for the run! Just a tiny bit of drizzle during the run. Spent the rest of the day doing laundry and working. Finished my article so treated myself to a night out: dinner with a friend who came in from Bellevue and a show – another first!
Day 12: Checked out of the hostel and moved to an Airbnb in the First Hill neighborhood. It started snowing today! Gym > work > Super Bowl. Watched the last quarter of what turned out to be a boring game at Optimism Brewery. Found the city’s second Whole Foods.
Day 13: Worked in the Airbnb most of the day. It snowed all morning, covering Lexi with at least 3 inches of snow. Some parts of Seattle got one foot!! So crazy! The sidewalks and streets were ice skating rinks when I ran to the gym and side road were closed simply because they were icy. The city clearly doesn’t know how to handle snow. Meanwhile, I’d much prefer it over rain.
Day 14: Worked at a coffee shop most of the day. It was Kaladi Coffee, the roaster I love in Denver. Had no idea they didn’t actually start out in Denver (actually Anchorage). Gym sesh and then back to the Airbnb to finish my article – the last of 5!