As the old saying goes, there is a first time for everything.
Since last weekend I’ve had the pleasure of showing my parents around the Seattle/Bainbridge Island/Kitsap Peninsula area. Like myself, prior to this summer they’d never had the chance to see the Northwest. Knowing their visit would be a short, four days, I did my best to schedule an eventful itinerary that would allow the three of us to experience things we’ve never done before (and may never do again…).
With day three now behind us, I’m amazed at how we’ve managed to squeeze in almost all of the activities I’d planned. At times the days were stressful and tiresome but nevertheless always fresh, new and exciting – a time of “firsts” for us all.
Here’s a snapshot of some of our “firsts:”
Dad and I drinking iced coffees at the world’s first Starbucks, located in Pike Place Market, Seattle.
My first bowl of clam chowder, courtesy of the great Ivar’s restaurant.
This was the first time we got to relax on our day in Seattle! My parents were such troopers…by the time we reached Kerry Park, we were almost more excited about the benches than the view! (Not really though.)
Our first mountain hike! We made it all the way to the top of Hurricane Hill, located in Olympic Park. The hike cannot be described by any other word except WILD. Not only did we hike through snow, fog and mud – right after we began our descent, it started to rain! (Luckily it didn’t pour until after we reached the car, 40 minutes later.)
Afterthought: You don’t have to be on vacation to have a “first” of your own.
Question: What’s something you’ve been longing to do, but haven’t had the chance to yet? What’s stopping you from doing that thing?