It has been over a week since I left Washington, D.C. for my summer vacation. The vacation didn’t actually start until Wednesday, but I made the most of working in New York on Monday and Tuesday. Not to mention a great weekend in Brooklyn.
On Saturday night my friend Yana was helping to host a party for a New York based DJ duo called Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday. They host dance parties in Gowanus, a Brooklyn neighborhood historically know for industrial work and shipping since it is located along the Gowanus Canal. The Gowanua Bay was also the first settlement area for Dutch farmers in what we now call Brooklyn.
After attending Mister Saturday Night, I completed my Brooklyn experience with a nice bike ride to DUMBO. Both Saturday and Sunday were beautiful days and being outside was a must.
Working In Mid-town
Monday and Tuesday flew by, working in the city does that. Every time I’m in the New York office time seems to fly.
It’s funny how you can stay in your routine even when on the road. I managed a 6 mile morning run around Central Park, lunch with my mom and college friend, Marlei, and dinners with friends from high school.
Okay, so maybe that’s not routine. I was busy, but it was great!
Heading Out West
Wednesday morning I flew to Seattle with my friends Rachel and Megan. Our college friend Ashley was getting married in Roche Harbor, a small harbor on San Juan Island, and we wanted to spend a day being tourist in Seattle ahead of the wedding.
As we flew into SeaTac Airport it was breath taking. stunning evergreen trees, lovely people welcoming us off the plane. Seattle has so much to offer, especially if you happen to be there over the summer months. The weather is ideal! I cannot get over the perfect temperatures, clear blue sky and beautiful sun reflecting off the Pacific Ocean.
In half a day you can easily see the Pike Place Market, home go the first ever Starbucks; historic Space Needle, originally built for the World’s Fair in 1962; and take a peak in the Experience Music Project. After that there’s still time for happy hour and drinks in the hip neighborhood of Capitol Hill. Capitol Hill boast new and innovative foods, drinks, and styles; comparable to a personal favorite destination, Brooklyn.
There’s so much more to do in Seattle, but with a little over half a day we managed to cover a lot of ground before heading to the island for our friends wedding.