Thursday, April 23, 2009
Getting ready for take off
I decided that I would go ahead and go to the appointment with the specialist in Seattle, WA. My flight is scheduled and I have reservations at a hotel room nearby. I am starting to get a little bit excited.I do not have increadibly high hopes as to the outcome of my refferal, but I hope to enjoy Seattle while I am there.
I am not new to exploring alone. While finishing college, I amtracked from Virginia to Minnesota to do a three month clinical in a large state run mental hospital. It was more than a little bit crazy, no pun intended. What I learned from the experience was that trying new things, albiet scary made some of the most wonderful experiences of that period in my life. I learned the bus routes and took the bus into Minneapolis where I used the sky walks to explore the posh shopping and cultural areas of Downtown. I went to the library and shopped in exclusive locales. It was wonderful!
So in that frame of mind I will be setting off for Seattle. I will be ariving early in the morning and I can not check into my motel until afternoon so I have the morning to explore. Getting there early, I am not so sure what I will find open, but I am sure I will be hungry. I am not much of a cofee drinker; however, I have become enamored with hot tea as of late. I expect to visit atleast one if not two of the notorious coffee shops.
While there, even though my budget will be tight I will be looking for things Seattle unique. We can get Seattle chocolates and coffee here, but I am sure there will be something unique that I can find. I also have the benefit of mother's day! These kids always seem to know just what I want heeheee.I may try to find a library or book shop as I will be exploring on foot and will need to pace myself.
I am thinking I should probably eat some local seafood while I am there as well. I hope to be able to return before the year is out as my in-laws have a condo there. I hear it is a truely unique experience and I would like to do it with a bit more leisure and have the rest of the family along as well.
So, there it is. I am officially excited to go to Seattle. I want to drink tea and coffee, lounge in bookshops. Explore and shop, perhaps I'll even manage to squeeze in an appointment with a doctor.
If anyone has any experience or knowledge about my upcoming trip, please leave a comment. I hope to have pictures, hopefully passable and some stories to tell!