While my client is the most challenging/hostile I’ve ever had, I do like the area. There’s a pretty awesome mix of city life, culture/music, nature, gobs of kids activities, events, and plenty of ‘cool stuff’. Plus, the weather is Matt-approved. No snow? No need for air-conditioners? Sold! I must say – I’m smitten!
At first, when I took this new job in February, I thought the travelling would be the worst part. While being away from the family is tough, I am enjoying the adventures. I’m not sure I was designed to stay in one place my whole life (not that I fault those who do). Maybe my wanderlust just took a third of my life to kick into gear. It’s been almost half a year of travel now, and I’m craving more, not less. The ability to take the family with me on some of these trips does make things easier.
For our anniversary, my wife and I took ourselves (and the kids) to a romantic dinner for four (complete with grilled-cheese sandwiches) to the top of the Space Needle. The views were spectacular and the food was pretty amazing. My son, fearless as he is, crouched next to the elevator window on the way down and just stared.
After dinner, we found a nearby fountain which splashed everyone to a musical score. Everyone got drenched.
Other cool things we’ve done on this trip: Tacoma Zoo (the baby tigers were fun to watch), hiking through some amazing forests, malls & parks of all kinds. We haven’t looked at property yet, but that is something we tend to do when we travel, so I assume it’s only a matter of time.
Tigers are cool (even if zoos make me sad):