Ted Adventures the PNW

Documenting my adventures in Seattle and beyond

My post-pandemic Seattle bucket list

Things are looking up a little bit with the state of the pandemic, which has me daydreaming about all the possibilities for fun activities in Seattle! I put together a short list of things I want to enjoy, and I’m sure I’ll keep adding to this. From biking to picnics and tourist attractions, there’s a bunch to see and do—hopefully by the end of this year.

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Getting to know Eastside spots

This past month was eventful, filled with many weekend adventures to places near our apartment in Redmond. It’s been so enjoyable to get outside and explore new areas around us—safely, of course!

Even with the pandemic (and a week of wildfire smoke which kept us indoors), I’ve been able to grab delicious takeout, visit parks, and see a waterfall!

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Walking the forested Redmond Watershed Preserve

We’ve been getting out a bit after work and on weekends to explore parks in our neighborhood. This was our first time in the Redmond Watershed Preserve, and it was a great nature getaway close to home!

The preserve is densely-packed with many trails and woods, and even the occasional horseback rider. We didn’t explore all the paths, but the scenery was quiet and not too busy—a wonderful place for a quick, easy afternoon walk.

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We made it!

Alex and I are officially moved in to our apartment in Redmond, WA! The trip went incredibly smoothly, and thanks to the help of our dads, the move-in process was quick and painless (despite a near-100° day this past Sunday.)

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Across the Great Plains

Driving through Minnesota and half of South Dakota was both tiring and awe-inspiring at the same time. The scenery gradually changed from typical Midwest (plentiful exits, trees, curves along the highway) to flat, straight roads with bare surroundings except for fields.

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On the road

Today we started our move out to the West Coast! We’re currently settled in at a cabin in Wisconsin, and the first day of travel went well.

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It’s really happening!

Less than a week until we move! This Wednesday, my fiancé Alex and I are leaving from Ohio to move to our new apartment in Washington. We are mostly finished packing and currently feeling all the emotions! Through this blog, I plan to document my discoveries in the Pacific Northwest and our new life together in Seattle.

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