Ryan got the phone call we had been waiting for and accepted his job in Seattle on a Monday afternoon.

By the following Monday, we had packed up as much of our things as we needed, said goodbye to our family and friends in Phoenix and jumped in the car, set off on the road and were already approaching Seattle.

We arrived in Seattle on Monday evening and only had a few days to get a lay of the land and visit the areas we were hoping to live in, as he was scheduled to begin work at his new job in downtown Seattle that Wednesday, and I had to tie up loose ends in Phoenix and go back to work on Thursday.
We visited as many places as we could in Seattle during that time and ended up settling down in a quiet community in Edmonds, which we love because of it’s proximity to everything we need.

One of our favorite things about where we live is just how close we are to the beaches in the area.

The closest beach to us is located at Meadowdale Beach Park, about five minutes away from our home (it’s practically our new backyard). Once you’re there, it’s about a 1-1/4 mile walk through the Meadowdale Park to the beach.


The park is full of giant trees, ferns and other lush greens and the trail follows a stream to the Puget Sound which is home to a lot of wildlife, particularly migrating salmon.

 (Which we’re hoping to see when it’s time for them to make their way to the Sound).

Once you get to the beach, there are the most beautiful views of the water with the Olympic Mountains in the background.

It’s a perfect place to sit down, relax and enjoy a book!

We look forward to continuing to explore the area, and will be sure to post about it when we have the opportunity.

Stay tuned!

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Posted by:Caitlin Burm

Hi! I'm Caitlin, the creator of Burm Voyage, a blog about balancing marriage, motherhood and travel across the U.S.

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