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