Let’s get exited!

Somewhere between Europe and America, 7 April 2015, 1pm Seattle time So, let’s open the blog again. My fourth trip to Seattle and there must be some writing or it just wouldn’t be right! Funny though, I’ve been putting it off until now – I’m actually experiencing some form of writer’s block. Not sure if…

California dreaming

San Francisco, 2 October 2014, 10pm As I kept saying to Fernando the whole evening: So, this is it. Two weeks of the best holiday I’ve ever had are over. Or at least nearly. Tonight is the last night away from our bed at home (something I really missed!) and it has been an amazing…

If you’re going to San Francisco…

For everybody who’s actually following us here, sorry, I’ve been on a blog hiatus for a few days, simply because we were staying with lovely friends and it was a very personal experience for both of us. We discovered the quieter life of California. A couple of wineries were involved, yummy ice cream, the ocean with…

Like Mr Cornell before us, we are the highway

Arcata, 25 September 2014, 5pm We’ve just arrived at our a little bit more upmarket (Days Inn) motel in Arcata and it’s time to update the blog. I didn’t get to write last night; mostly because the internet reception at Motel 6 wasn’t that great and, quite frankly, the driving had tired me out and…

Roll on down the highway

Rockaway Beach, 23 September 2014 So, it looks like, finally, the weather caught up with us. Today can only be described as rainy. Rainy in as many shapes as it comes. That was also the reason why we eventually decided against taking the road via the Mount Rainier National Park that would have set us…

On the gateway to a Pacific trip

Gateway Inn Hotel, Ashford, 23 September 2014, 8am I’ve just been told by a sleepy voice next to me that I’ve slept for 12 hours! Phew, I needed that! When we got to Ashford just on the outskirts of Mount Rainier National Park yesterday afternoon, the plan had been to start hiking for as long…

I’m the birthday girl!

Paul’s & Justine’s house, 21 September 2014, 10am It’s my birthday! Yay!!! 40 years of excellence, topped of with a Seattle cherry. I don’t wanna go all philosophical about my life but let’s just say I made the right choices and I’m really happy with how things turned out so far. My head’s not really…

Into the night I roam

Seattle, 20 September 2014, 7am Clearly, I’m still jetlagged. Obviously. I think we were in bed around 2 last night, after an evening of listening to EPIC bands and me fighting to stay awake like a mofo at the same time. I can’t remember having been so tired in my life!!! I swear I actually…

Early bird rising

A quick one before Nando gets up. It’s 6 in the morning but I figured I stole about seven hours’ sleep and I can’t say I’m feeling too tired. I love this hour over here when the new day starts. Seattle is awaking outside. It’s humming quietly and the sky is promising an imminent sunrise….

Of births and expensive beers

On the flight from Reykjavik to Seattle, 2pm Seattle time I’d never thought about this before, but it should be a truth universally acknowledged that a girl going on holiday should be very careful about her choice of in-flight movies! Man, did I just watch a sad flick! I’d say probably in the top 5…

Winds of change

London, 17 September 2014, 9pm Well, I figured I’d started my second Seattle trip quoting Whitesnake, I might as well put some Scorpions into the mix and be done with it. I promise all the Mudhun and Nirvana titles will come once I’m back in the Holy Land. For now I’m still sitting at home, super…

Somber tunes

Indianola, 17 February 2014, noon The last day is always a bitter-sweet event. Though I’m still here and amazing things are still happening all the time, my mind’s already saying goodbye to everything I see. And I only just got here! But I had a great time again and I’ll be back soon – that’s…