My Trip Home to Seattle 2009
Continuing about my recent trip home… After my stop in South Korea, it was onto Seattle to catch-up with friends and family! This 2-week trip home was great and the weather was beautiful, as it always is in June and July! A nice two month break from Seattle’s annual year long rain festival… There were many highlights on this trip and I’ll share a few… The first weekend, I went to my first ever professional soccer game, a Major League Soccer (M.L.S.) match-up between the Seattle Sounders and the Colorado Rapids! Although I’ve never been a big soccer fan, living outside the United States I’ve come to realize first-hand that American basketball, baseball and football are hardly worldwide popular, and most often takes a back seat to soccer around the world. With this new appreciation and liking of the sport, I watched Seattle’s finest score 3 goals to defeat Colorado in the rowdy section with my season ticket holding friends. As I always do when I return home, I like to have a day with my niece (7 years old), and this year we included my nephew (2 years old) and my friend’s child (2 years old) for the first time. The day was action packed and included a visit to the Seattle Children’s Museum, rides at the Seattle Center Fun Forrest, and a trip to Toys R’ Us! Great times and great pictures! Another highlight was a ghetto Vegas night party with my friends at a hotel near the old Tulalip Casino! Tulalip, Washington has two casinos, an old one and an extravagant newer one. Sure, going to the new Tulalip Casino is where some people think is where it’s at… but some things are not necessary, like all that “Pirates Of The Caribbean” horseshit, or “Rock and Roll Grunge Tip”. Guys like us gotta kick it old school.” If you didn’t catch that, it was a quote from Swingers. After a game of Texas Hold “Em, we headed to the casino, played some Black Jack with the Tulalip locals, and everyone in our group got comped a meal! Props to Tenpa for convincing the Pitt Boss we deserved it! Final highlights include, celebrating the 4th of July at Seattle’s International Beer Festival and spending time with everyone at a barbeque hosted by my older sister and her family!
Note: For a look at all my pictures from my trip home, see my Seattle 2009 album!