Happy Friday! As you read this, I’m en route to Seattle, Washington to visit one of my closest friends, Erin, and to visit the University of Washington.
I emailed UW a few weeks ago when I booked my ticket and asked if I could meet with the program coordinator. In response, they went above and beyond my expectations and put an entire day together for me. In addition to meeting with the program coordinator, I am also meeting with 2 faculty members, a current MPH/RD student, and I’ll get to sit in on a class. Very exciting stuff 🙂
←This lady generously agreed to host me for the weekend and I’m looking forward to exploring Seattle with her. We met in 3rd grade (during my 3-year stint in Seattle) and remained friends despite living on opposite sides of the country (and sometimes, world!) You know a friendship is special when you only get to see each other once a year at best, but the conversation flows naturally and it seems like no time has passed at all when you finally do reconnect.
This picture is circa 2007 when Erin and I biked across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. I’m convinced Erin should plan travel itineraries for a living because she always finds a variety of activities to do, foods to try and places to visit. That girl knows how to research and is determined to find the hidden gems of every city. She always makes the best of what’s around here and I can’t think of a better hostess!
Tonight, Erin and her roommates are hosting a Halloween party so I brought a few props in my suitcase to throw together a costume. We are planning on taking a ferry today to Bainbridge Island before the party since it was on the top of my ‘Seattle Bucket List.’ Erin has to work over the weekend so I’ll have some time to myself to explore, (study), drink the best coffee in the country, work on my graduate schools applications and take lots of pretty pictures.