I never thought I would be on a duck tour in downtown Seattle – like a tourist – but last week when my best friend Rebecca, was visiting from Florida I did lots of touristy things and it was fun! As teachers, I recall taking our students to recess on nippy winter afternoons and Rebecca being cold. After all she is a native Floridian. Coming here to where the reputation is “rains all the time” the sunny warm afternoons with the cool evenings in June were confusing to Rebecca. 58 degrees, I have come to realize is the perfect temperature to me. It was not what she expected, and yet jackets were still needed in the cool evenings. Last week, you may recall our weather was spectacular. Rebecca was amazed at how green everything was and the throngs of people spread out over the green grassy areas basking in the sun, even on a Tuesday afternoon at Gas Works Park.
It was a great week, packed with tours, delicious bites of food, and perusing great shops. Rebecca knew in advance that I would still be available to the clients in which I have already committed to serving during her visit. She gladly went along with me to show properties with several clients and supportive when I would need to research specifics for someone and address contracts in process. She, like I when I started working with Katrina, did not realize just how much goes on behind the scenes to ensure that our clients have the best opportunities to sell or purchase their new property.
In between serving my clients we visited Pioneer Square, Fremont, Lake Union, Greenlake, Edmonds (of course – this is where I live!), Bainbridge Island, had lunch at Sky City on the Space Needle, went to the EMP, and a plethora of other places. We had the best sushi ever and ate many, many, savory and sweet treats. Ironically, we did not drink nearly as much coffee as I thought we would!
Rebecca recently experienced a great tragedy and my hope for her trip was for her to be able to have a change of scenery. She carried a special K with her everywhere we went and took photographs with the K at many landmarks or cool sites. If you know someone who has experienced infant loss, still birth, or miscarriage you may want to suggest they read her blog onepinkballoon. It shows up on the first page of google. In the meantime, we had a great trip – some of you even got to meet her last week!