weekend away | Seattle

after I finished teaching on Wednesday, I headed straight for the Boston airport (Bob, if you're reading this: thank you for letting us borrow your car and saving me a 5 hour bus ride!) After a six hour flight - most of which was spent watching reality TV in the seat-back monitor - I arrived in Seattle. 

The University of Washington offered to fly me out for their PhD program's preview weekend, which in itself felt so crazy (... am I LeBron James?).  The campus was beyond gorgeous with all the gothic architecture and the camellias in full bloom. Best of all, I got to see so many people I love! After days spent on campus talking to professors, the itinerary included meeting with Oregon friends for oysters at Walrus and Carpenter. And, on Saturday my sister and Dad came-up and we were all spoiled rotten at the Alexis ... including Lily's new borardor puppy, Bear.

This week I have some big decisions to make about where I'll be going to school next year. I'll be sure to keep you updated, but for now I'm just reveling in a well-spent weekend on the West Coast.


  1. Sounds like you had a mightily good weekend, Mr James ;) (seriously, that's awesome they flew you out!!). Absolute best of luck to you, Sam, with all the decision-making!! Fingers are crossed for you here :)

    1. thank you Tori! BTW, it's been a while since I've been over to your blog and I love the new design. great look!

  2. Good luck with your decision, i'm trying to decide on whether ir not to do a masters, scary xx

  3. Sounds like a wonderful trip! and that puppy is simply gorgeous.

    Hope your future becomes clearer to you. As cheesy as this sounds, follow your heart :)


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