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Going to Seattle, WA

I live with a serious case of wanderlust. I would love to travel the world and learn about every culture out there. I know it’s hard to do that, but it’s my wish to travel as much as I can during my lifetime. My husband and I have set a goal of traveling at least once a year. We had talked about going to Seattle, WA for some time. I haven’t visited, but Juan has.

We enjoy video games a lot, so we’ve been wanting to go to the PAX conference for a few years. PAX is one of the biggest gaming culture conferences out there. Covering everything from video games to tabletops. They have a few conferences throughout the year, but we’ve had our eyes on PAX West. Which is done in Seattle, WA every year. Usually during labor day weekend (early September). We finally decided, bought the airplane tickets and rented an Airbnb. Two of our best friends are joining us so I’m even more excited about that. Have never traveled with friends, so that’s something to look forward to. The tickets for PAX West are still not available. Registration will be open in mid-May, so we need to be alert and get those tickets as soon as they’re available. I’ve read they run out fast.

There are many places I want to visit while we’re at Seattle, so I hope we manage our time well so we get to see as much as we can. One huge plus about that city, they seem to be big coffee lovers, which is a win in my book. We already wrote down places to go to like: Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Gas Works Park and the Fremont Troll. Any recommendations of landmarks and restaurants?

Question Time:

Have you ever been to Seattle? If so, what were some of your favorite places?

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Lately: a 2017 recap

I’ve been out of the loop – blogging wise – for a while. It wasn’t intentional, so I decided to do a little recap and list some things that have been going on:

Recap

  • Went to Washington, D.C in May. My husband was a panelist at SAMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: Partnering for Help and Hope. So proud of everything he has accomplished.
  • After working as a freelance web developer for a long time, the loneliness of working at home kept creeping in. In May, I got a job at a digital marketing agency as a Web Developer and Designer. It has been fun, I love my co-workers and I’ve definitely been challenged as a programmer, which is always good. Something I’m truly grateful for is that my job offers a lot of flexibility (I can work remotely if I need to).
  • Built a custom PC in June. My old computer was five years old and could barely run any games or deal with resource intensive software. I’m in love with it. Here’s my build in case you want to check it out.
  • Booked a trip to New York City in December to celebrate our third anniversary. We spent our honeymoon there and loved it, so we’re excited to go back.
  • Went to my 10-year high school class reunion, everybody is pretty much the same, surprisingly.
  • After some issues with my web hosting provider, I made the switch to Siteground*. They are excellent so far.
  • Started streaming on Twitch consistently again. That led to us becoming Twitch Affiliates. So exciting!
  • The most important (and scary) thing: Hurricane Irma (Category 5) will hit Puerto Rico today. It has been an incredibly anxious and scary time for all of us. We made all the necessary precautions, but for such a strong hurricane, that might not be enough. We’re hoping there are no deaths and everybody stays safe.

Will update as soon as I can. We are hoping we have electricity and water as soon as possible.

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