Monday, January 30, 2012

We're Going Home!

We have been teasing our friends & family with plans for a Seattle visit for months now. Now the rumors can die as we have something even better:

Plane tickets!

We are flying to NYC for the first time and will fit in as much hot dog/pizza/bagel/deli eating, Broadway shows, comedy, art and pictures as possible. I've got a happy little NYC Pinterest board together gathering all the info of things I want to see & do (please feel free to give us tips, we're flying blind). No joke, we're excited

After 4 short days we will continue the journey home and make our way to Seattle. Freinds & family - prepare for hugs. Favorite dining establishments/bars/venues - prepare to be beloved. However, there is a little sadness as we salivate over some of our favorite places and find them closed. 

We poor a little beer out in honor of:
  • New China Express - our first date was here :( 
  • Casuelitas Caribbean Cuisine

  • Lunchbox Laboratory

  • Barracuda Taqueria

  • Rizzo's French Dip

  • Julia's

  • Upper Playground

  • Roy's BBQ

  • Art Collective off of the viaduct (I seriously teared up about this one)

Seeing all of these places closed seriously puts a dagger in my heart. Really reminds you that everything is always changing and the place you love does not stand still just because you aren't there. That's why I am going to do everything I can to grab onto Seattle real tight when we're home and give it all my loving, but when we leave, make sure to let go.


Alex Butts said...

I bet y'all are so excited! Have a blast! And super jealous of the stop in New York as I've never been

Kelly said...


shoegirl said...

Ahhh, NYC... We got married in Central Park - and that was my first and only time there! Great city. Didn't get to see as much as I'd like, but the Chip Shop in Brooklyn, where they'll deep fry pretty much anything and the dessert menu includes deep-fried candy bars, is worth a visit. Mmm-mm!

ianandebe said...

Alex - The more we travel in Europe, the sillier we feel we haven't been. Can. Not. Wait!

Kelly - woohoo! Also can't wait for some serious WA & family action

shoegirl - You were married in Central Park? MAGIC. And Chip Shop has been added to our embarrassingly long list of food places to visit.

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