A few weeks ago a group of five of us went to Seattle for an extended weekend to celebrate our dear friend Sydney's birthday. We went having booked a couple nights in the city and a couple nights in a cabin, about an hour and a half south of the city in the middle of nowhere.
Our time there was amazing, it was the perfect combination of city and rural life. While we were in the city we had very little planned out for our time, our only real agenda was to catch up with old friends and see what the city brought us. Of course we made the typical tourists stops like Pike Place Market and a boat tour on the Ballard Locks, but we also had quite the contrast of spontaneous events come up. Everything from getting all of us going to get pedicures for Sydney's birthday, to going to a gay bar named the Unicorn (none of us are gay), to attending an amazing church service in downtown. We packed about as much as we could in that 48 hours in Seattle.
After the city we set out in our rental car for Mossy Rock, a little three stop town in the middle of nowhere Washington with arguably one of the coolest cabins out there. We rolled up to the quaint A-frame in the dark not quite sure what we were getting into. Once inside with the lights flipped on, we all started running around like little kids excitedly exploring all the areas of our new getaway. Shortly after music was blaring, we were making dinner and dancing around in childish excitement. We had found our cabin heaven.
We spent the next couple days mostly in our pj's sitting by the fire and watching movies with only a couple ventures out. One of them found us exploring the nearby lake that we were able to walk to from our door. From the loft of the A-frame we were able to see a bend through the trees but we weren't able to see what the area held for us. We took off down to the water and explored the glassy water and the area around our cabin.
Sadly our time had to come to an end. On Tuesday we headed back to SeaTac to continue on with our lives in Souther California. The days after we all commented on how are time in Seattle was such a good time and a blessing. We all want to go back.