Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Seattle Getaway

Josh and I had an AMAZING time back in the USA. You truly don't realize how wonderful and EASY living somewhere is until you move overseas. Having time with our families was the best and we enjoyed many things like our favorite breakfast restaurant (Oak Table), our favorite burger places (Tootsies and Frugals) and Mexican food. (Oh wait...is all that I miss about America the food? Haha!)
We decided to spend our last three days in the states on a mini vacation-just us. When we first discussed this idea I was a bit apprehensive. We only had a few weeks with our families and I wanted all the time with them we could get. But, taking a few days for just us was the best thing we could have done.

We were both so busy our entire trip, that many days we didn't even see each other. Having a few days to be together before we came back to Korea was wonderful. We both work so many hours and have stressful jobs (Josh's more than mine, for sure) and it's hard to find time to relax and be together between our 10-12 hour work days.
We had a great time in Seattle. We went to two Mariners games (won one, lost another), explored Pike Place Market, did some shopping, did the Seattle Underground Tour (recommend 100%) and was able to see friends that we haven't seen since our wedding! The weather was beautiful and we couldn't have had a better "mini vacation." Here are some photos from our time in Seattle:

Pikes Place Market

The Monday night game was "Korea Night" at Safeco. No joke. We just can't escape- haha!

We had amazing seats. We were in the fourth row behind the Mariners dugout! The next night we were in the second row back by third base.

The Mariner moose dancing on top of the dugout

Lunch out before heading to the Seattle Underground Tour

The Seattle Underground Tour was really, really fun. After the tour we met up with Jamie, Andie and Andie's boyfriend, Warren. I guess I was so excited I forgot to take a picture. We hadn't all been together since Josh and I got married, so it was so nice to just chat and catch up!
Next, Josh and I went to another Mariner game (they lost this one, but won the game Monday night). The next morning we were at the airport and off to Korea.
The flight back to Korea seemed so much longer (thank you wind patterns) but we kept pretty busy with movies, games and small naps here and there. Once we got home (after flying, taking a shuttle bus, taking a taxi to pick up our car, then driving home-whew!) we were exhausted and slept like rocks. Good thing too- because the next morning we were back at work!!!
It's so nice to be back here (Oh how I missed my nice comfy bed!) but it's sad, of course. We are just getting adjusted to the time and getting back into the groove of work. We are SO thankful we were able to take this trip back to the states and see all of our favorite people!! :)

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