I haven’t posted here since my big road trip to move across the country from Raleigh NC to the Seattle WA area, and that’s more than 3 months ago. During this time, winter has come and gone, and here are just some photo (and video) highlights of what I have been up to during my first winter in the Puget Sound region.
Since I just moved not too long ago, I’m not too familiar with the Seattle area, so whenever I have the chance I try to go out and explore. This winter has been colder and more snowy than usual by Pacific Northwest, but I made the best of my opportunities. Here are just some photos of my urban adventures in the Seattle area.
I even managed go out for a few hikes in the low lying areas. There are plenty of mountains near Seattle, but they have snow and ice in the winter, and I don’t have the equipment to handle those situations. Maybe next winter I’ll try out some real winter-hiking or snowshoeing.
The fact that it snowed more than usual meant that it was a good season for skiing and snowboarding. I ended up going skiing 4 times this winter, which is probably my busiest ski season since grad school. I visited all three of ski areas close to Seattle (Crystal Mountain, Stevens Pass, and the Summit at Snoqualmie) plus Grouse Mountain back in Vancouver. I definitely improved this season, and I’ll try to get some more skiing in next winter. Below are some videos and a photo from those outings.
Lastly, I also traveled to the Bay Area during the winter. It was for work, but I took a Saturday to explore Lands End and Golden Gates Park in San Francisco.
That’s all for this post. I’ve started doing “real work” at my new employer, and things are going fine so far. I think expectations for me are still low right now because I’m still pretty new to the company, but work will probably ramp up as time goes on. While I make progress with my career, I’ll continue to explore and travel and post more updates here.