Travel Postcard: SEATTLE – The Emerald High City

Hi Friends,

Wow! I can’t believe its been over 2 months since we last chatted. These past few months have been a roller coaster ride. Having to juggle between final exams, wrapping up the school year and starting to train at my new job, life has been insane! After some much needed catch up on sleep, I’m finally back to share another adventure with ya’ll.

I’ll be sharing my experience traveling with my cousin Ayesha for the first time. This trip was a mixture of a graduation celebration for my cousin and an opportunity for us to bond. Since we both live in two different cities, we hardly see each other throughout the year, so this trip was just the perfect way to start summer vacation. To all of my readers, I encourage you to reconnect with your family and friends this summer. Let the new season inspire you to reach out to those you’ve lost touch with and spend more quality time with them. Time waits for nobody and nurturing your close relationships must be at the top of your priority list.

Now enough blabber, lets get to the story. Our weekend getaway destination was Seattle, Washington. We had a few options to choose from, but Seattle was the perfect pick. The ride into downtown Seattle was one that I will never forget. I felt right at home, surrounded by large emerald pine trees and the cleanest air you can breath. I am a self-proclaimed tree lover, so driving through the vast nature was such a thrill. Out in the distance, we caught a glimpse of the cascade mountain range and the tip of the Seattle space needle.  I closed my eyes and was welcomed by the warm sunshine on my face, the wind flirting with my hair, the sound of  cars zooming by and the feeling of excitement. That’s the very moment I crave and chase when I travel. A moment of peace and gratitude. I whispered a small prayer of thankfulness as we continued to drive through the city.

Below are some images from our visit to the Seattle Space Needle. Fun Fact: the needle can withstand a 9.0 earthquake and is the safest location to be at during a massive quake!

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Next stop: Chihuly Glass & Garden.

This breathtaking glass exhibit contains pieces by artist Dale Chihuly. It was fascinating to walk through an entire exhibit full of art made from blown glass. We often discover beauty in the most ordinary places. I am thankful that I had the chance to visit such an exhibit and understand the story behind Chihuly’s artwork.

My favorite part of the exhibit was the glasshouse. I could sit there for hours, staring up at the sky and out into the world.

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The adventure continues on as I share my weekend getaway with you all in the next post. It is an understatement to say that I love to travel, but I am truly humbled by my experiences. Traveling and exploring gives me a fresh perspective and allows me to appreciate life and its blessings. I like to compare the feeling to putting on a new pair of glasses. Instantly, everything appears clearer, sharper and more beautiful. 🙂

I encourage you to go out and discover your surroundings. The world had so much to teach us and its in our hands to move forward with the momentum and create long-lasting memories.

Thank you for reading the introductory post to my “Seattle Series.” Hope to chat with you again shortly. Till then, starting brainstorming for your next adventure!!

With love,

Ashna