While Phil was “playing” in the desert the last few weeks, I planned a trip to Seattle with two of my oldest and dearest high school friends. Nicole lives in Seattle so we took advantage of the opportunity to visit her and the awesome destination and Lauren flew from the booming metropolis of Sioux Falls. We had a great weekend catching up with each other and seeing the city. We made the requisite stop at Pike Place, took a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island, and ate and drank our way through some cute Seattle neighborhoods. We even managed to fit in some wine tasting; me and wine just go together I guess! It was also a great way to enjoy the mini break I had between summer and fall semester. Now school is back in session and I find myself looking forward to my next vacation, hopefully with Phil!