Thursday, February 8, 2018

Seattle and Denver 2016

Time for a bit of a catch up.

We flew to Seattle for a dear friends wedding in July 2016. Spent the time in an amazing Airbnb in the heart of a super hip district.  Breweries, and coffee, and brunches, what more could you ask for?
We took the bus everywhere. We got to see some of what Seattle offered, but I know we did not even scratch the surface. We definitely need to go back.

We then rented a black dodge minivan and headed to a Walmart. With the seats folded down flat, a full size air mattress fits perfectly. When we hit the road and headed south around the bay, we got to drive though Tacoma and some beautiful country.

We then spent a full week in Olympic National Park. I got to drive on a ferry, one of the things I always wanted to do, being a kid from Nebraska, we don't have those.  It was a truly amazing park with so many wonderful hikes. I am still amazed at the distinctly different ecosystems, including the glacier-capped mountains, rain forests, and over 70 miles of wild coastline.

But unfortunately most of my photos from this trip all have a gray line and ruined them. So here are few that made it.

In October we went to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival. Our now Married friends from Seattle were actually in town for unrelated reasons. Bryan asked be randomly if we would be in Denver at the time, and actually we would be so I suggested they get tickets and go to the festival. things worked out they even stayed with us at my aunt and uncles house. The festival is absolutely crazy and as long as you don't mind the crowds you can get some amazing beers you could never get back home. Also the people watching is great. 

2016 was a great year, and although we were not able to go on a big trip like years before, we still made some memories I would not exchange for anything.

---- Brad

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