• Thursday , 2 October 2014

Our Life Revealed by our iPhone.

Sometimes life can get so crazy that we don’t even stop to smell the roses… or check our iPhones.  Every now and then Chris and I like to go through the pictures that we’ve taken on our phones and re-live the moments that we might have been a little too busy to relish in.  It’s hard for us to believe that the photos below were taken over the last ten days.  Between visiting old friends, meeting new ones, and traveling across the state, we’ve definitely had a lot of fun.

Behold, the last ten days through the eyes of our iPhone.

We have been wanting to try Local 360 as soon as it opened.  Instead of telling you how awesome it is, we’ll let them do it for themselves.

“We believe in real food, grown and harvested by the good folks in our community who take care of their land for future generations. We believe in whole, natural flavors.  We believe in sustainability, not as an abstract concept, but as a conscious, daily choice.  We believe in hands; the hands of our local farmers, products made by hand, and the goodwill fostered by such hand-in-hand relationships.”
Incredible, right?  All of the food is from a 360 mile circumference from the cafe and let us tell you, it’s delicious.  A huge thank you to the San Juan Marriott and Diamond PR for coming to Seattle and giving us a great excuse to enjoy it.

Since Robin (from Diamond) was in town on her first trip to Seattle, we took it upon ourselves to show her around the Emerald City.  We only had a few hours to get her enthralled with the city and were well aware that we had to pull out all the stops.  We took her on a whirlwind trip to the Fremont troll, Gasworks Park, Pike Place Market, and to our favorite watering hole, the White Horse.  While we raced through the market, I was able to snap a few shots.

Robin was not the only new girl in town.  Michael from Art of Backpacking and Stephanie from Twenty-Something Travel also landed the same day.  We met up with them at the White Horse and then took them to one of our favorite local restaurants.  The Steelhead Diner is not to be missed when in Seattle.  Be sure to sit at the Chef’s counter as you’ll have the best seats in the house and you’ll get served special, bonus treats.

Yup, we did it.  We look the 9-month old husky on his first cross-state road trip.  Six hours, two potty breaks, one big bone, and lots of drool later we finally arrived in Spokane.  The pup did great!  Aside from trying to crawl into our laps every twenty minutes, he kept himself occupied by staring out the windows and sniffing the new smells.  He did even better on the return trip.

Chris and I have officially started “Fit Fall”.  We plan on using this season to drop a couple of pounds and eat healthier.  Our plan is to cook more meals at home and to eat smaller meals more often.  The consensus so far?  We love it!  We’re feeling more fit, and seeing changes in our bodies.  It’s also been fun to play around with new recipes.  Here’s to a healthier us!

Finally, the moment that we look forward to all year.  It was the sixth annual Castle Staudinger Archery Tournament.  Chris started these tournaments as a way to bring together all of our friends for a weekend of frivolity and fun.  This year was the best tournament yet.  Everyone came decked in their best castle wear.  We arched (duh), had a water balloon fight, stormed the castle, had a castle dance party, and sang to the tunes of Bart Budwig and his guitar.  With all of the debauchery, we’ll have to dedicate a post to the event.  Stay tuned for more.

How about you?  What would your smart phone reveal of your last ten days?  Let us know in the comments below.

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16 Comments

  1. Dorien
    September 20, 2012 at 8:29 am - Reply

    This is one of my favorite posts yet. You two live life so fully, everyday.

  2. Ava Apollo
    September 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    Dangit, I REALLY need to stop looking at travel blogs when I’m hungry. Everyone is always out eating so well. Beautiful dog, by the way! Love huskies! I was one at Burning Man one night ;)

  3. Lorenzo
    September 20, 2012 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    That is one cute pup!

  4. The World Wanderer
    September 22, 2012 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Great pictures! Love the idea of recapping the last few days through iPhone pictures! Looks like you’ve been having a pretty great time too.

  5. Kieron
    September 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    This is why we love Instagram – it gives a completely different perspective to what you’ve experienced. Love that you’ve got so many food photos here and that we’re not the only ones haha.

  6. Craig Zabransky
    September 24, 2012 at 12:19 am - Reply

    actually in the last ten days, you’ll find that I arched too… shot a few arrows on the Island of Arran in Scotland. First time in nearly 20 years, not a bad shot either. Merida would be proud.

    and good luck with “fit-fall” I think I shall join you in your efforts…

    stay fit,
    Craig

  7. Leah Travels
    September 24, 2012 at 8:48 am - Reply

    What a great idea for a post, y’all. I especially love the costumes. :-)

  8. Hogga
    September 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    You take the best pictures ever… I should dress in costumes more often too

  9. Margyle
    September 25, 2012 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    I enjoy your photos… in particular the giant pile of ice/shrimp and your wicked dog. Well played.

  10. John
    September 25, 2012 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Love the dog pictures. I just finally got a new phone with a working camera so I’m excited to start taking pictures on my phone again soon.

  11. Traveling Ted
    September 25, 2012 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    I like instagram because when you are not up to much, you can live vicariously through others who are on the road.

  12. the lazy travelers
    September 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    scrolling through my camera roll is my favorite morning subway ride activity! also, your pup is just too adorable.

  13. Tom @ ActiveBackpacker
    September 29, 2012 at 12:52 am - Reply

    Haha, nice costumes guys! The Castle Staudinger Archery Tournament sounds awesome!

  14. Ryan
    October 2, 2012 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Awesome idea. You have inspired me to go back through my phone and check out all of the memories from the last year or so. Also, remember to unload them on to your computer, or to the cloud frequently. Nothing worse than losing hundreds of precious memories form a lost or stolen phone.

    Cheers,

    Ryan

  15. jules @ travel fun trips
    October 3, 2012 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Looks like you have a lot of fun on your travels which is the only way to do it. Also, absolutely love your dog, beautiful!

  16. Pola (@jettingaround)
    October 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Ha, I was just looking through pics on my phone and couldn’t believe how many there were! Some good food you had there! And you look absolutely smashing in your costumes.

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