I’m writing this in the air somewhere between Seattle and Amsterdam. I finished reading Life of Pi within the first hour of the flight and am seriously regretting packing my newest book — The Emperor of All Maladies — away in my checked baggage. Even worse, the entertainment system is malfunctioning for the entire airplane. I’ve slept just about as long as I can and now boredom is setting in, so how about a blog post?
We had a lovely trip, with plenty of quality time with family. In Seattle, we saw the Eels at the Showbox, took our first ever trip out to Vashon Island, enjoyed sunny skies and got a little sunburnt, and ate lots of Mexican food at Mama’s and Endolyne’s.
We also borrowed my parents’ car and made a quick overnight trip down to Portland. We decided that Stumptown Coffee is probably the best in the world, picked up a dozen Voodoo Doughnuts, enjoyed the views from both the City Grill and the Chart House, and soaked up some sun on the waterfront.
By the time I post this, I’ll be battling jet lag in Berlin and adjusting back to Germany’s much colder winter temperatures. Even though it’s only a matter of days before I turn around and head to Norway, I’m glad to have had the time to spend at home. It’s always great to be reminded of where I come from and what I love.
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