Monday, February 23, 2015

Road Trip!

I can't tell if that was a one-day or a five-day weekend, but what I know it was a great one. 

Friday afternoon I hopped onto the Bolt Bus and hitched a comfy WiFi ride up to Seattle for the weekend to spend some quality time with my brother. We had aggressive plans for the weekend like hiking, a boxing workout and some basic touristy things - which turned into late nights, starting dance parties, urban hiking, caramel dunked apples, daytime naps, cousin breakfast and yes, still boxing! 

It was great to see that he's made some good friends, has learned a lot about his city and has even identified his favorite bars, restaurants and views of the city - which is otherwise known as the "visitor's ride" for anyone that makes the trip up to see him. 

We were lucky to have some great weather for our walk around the city to the historic Pike's Place Market and the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery. Even if it would have rained it would have been a great weekend, just a little less walking and a lot more reading.

The sign with the greatest life-advice ever below was ironic because I was showing my brother the Geo-tags on Snapchat and completely missed it myself. You can bet I got some looks when I was taking a photo rather than the four words of advice: Put Your Phone Down. 

It's great to have my brother so close - to visit him I used to have to take 2 weeks off from work and a day's trip to Europe - now he's just a bus ride and $45 away! I'm glad we've learned to like each other as we've become adults - he's a pretty cool dude!

And no - I didn't watch the Oscars and will not watch the Bachelor tonight! 

How was your weekend?


Katie Elizabeth said...

Such a fun weekend! And I totally would have taken a picture of that sign, too :)

P!nky said...

YAY! glad you have fun with the bro! Love that sign and the advice.

I didn't watch the Oscars either. I was on a plane.

Kristen said...

what a fun weekend :) glad you two get along and all that jazz.
i seriously cannot read the snapchat writing on the picture with the sign haha. i love the quote though, i hope after you realised what it said you put your phone down ;)

Brittany said...

That is some great advise!! I've always loved weekend trips to Seattle. Happy to hear your brother is closer :) Have a good week!

Nadine Lynn said...

Looks like you had a fun weekend! That sign is awesome!

I am with you, I am so glad that my sister and I have grown closer now that we are adults! And I didn't watch the Oscars and give zero cares about it or the Bachelor :)

Amber L said...

I to have a brother and the older he gets the closer we become. :) Sometimes they can be little turkeys when they're younger. Ha! It sounds like you two had a pretty awesome weekend! Hope you have a great week!

BLovedBoston said...

I love the message on the sign - its so true I get so wrapped up in my phone and forget to enjoy the moment!! glad you had a great weekend! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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Jenn, said...

oh hey, I reconigze the place! glad you had fun - I still haven't checked out the Starbucks Roastery yet!

Kay R. said...

So good that you got to have some relaxation and great trip to see your bro! Sounds so fun!

Kenzie Smith said...

I am glad you had such a great time visiting your brother!