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To Seattle And Back (Part 1)

On July 20, I rewarded myself with a trip to Seattle, Washington to visit a friend, watch a baseball game, and get out of New York for a few days in order to force myself into a change of scenery.  You want to know how this trip went?  Of course you do!

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GET ME OUTTA HERE! /Dwyane Wade voice

Okay, the title isn’t really that serious, but I am leaving (by 18:45 EDT if all goes well).

It’s not a permanent move but I’m getting out of town to go take a short vacation/extended weekend in Seattle.

I’ve had prior experience with the Emerald City via two separate stints, both sometime in the late 1990s.  I don’t remember much of what I did back then (I just have memories of individual moments in time) other than I was with family a lot while on vacation there.  This upcoming trip will be the first time I’m going over there solo (or #ForeverAlone if you want to look at it that way).

I’ll be meeting up with a friend who had moved out there for work and we’ll pretty much just hang out, explore, check out a few things.  We’re also going to see the Yankees-Mariners game too, which should be exciting.  I’ve never seen a game in Safeco Field and this will be the first time I’ll see the Yankees playing outside of New York.

I love baseball and I think it’s about time I press the BAM! button and kick it up a notch (no Emeril) and really start traveling outside of the NY metropolitan area.  Seeing Yankees and Mets games here is nice but I would like to check out America’s Pastime elsewhere and see how the experience is different in other stadiums in other cities.

Plus, I think I could use some time away from New York.  It’s nice to stay “grounded” in a certain part of the country but you really limit yourself if you never go beyond your borders.  There’s a big world in front of you and you might as well explore the map and get rid of that Fog of War (vague Blizzard game references).

/cue Michael Kay saying “SSSSEEE YA!”

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