Yesterday (Thursday) I flew back to Seattle to visit my family for Thanksgiving. For those of you who don’t know, I NOW reside in Scottsdale, Arizona, where I run UBD with Josh, Matt and Dave.
I spent most of my life in Gig Harbor, a town which is 50 miles south of Seattle. Gig Harbor is a quiet little fishing village that is a great place to raise a family in, but slightly unfulfilling for young and hungry entrepreneurs.
I moved to Scottsdale in July of 2006 to pursue school and business, only one of which I am still involved in. 😉
Anyway, I had not visited Seattle since I moved, so this was an interesting trip to see what has changed over the past 18 months.
The first thing I noticed that hadn’t changed is how insanely cold the weather is up there. It was a shock being back in 37°F (2° C) weather, since I have become quite accustomed to 80°F (26°C) over the past year and a half. No wonder everyone is endlessly sipping hot cups of coffee!
One interesting development was the new $800 million bridge (connecting Tacoma and Gig Harbor) that was completed since I left. The bridge has been under construction since 2002 or so and they finally opened it in July of this year.
The Narrows Bridge Before The New Bridge
WHOA! A New Bridge!
On the flight back to Arizona, I flew right over Mt. Rainier. These are some photos from my iPhone.
Over the Grand Canyon on the way back to Arizona, Land of Sun and Warmth!
Hopefully everyone had a safe and happy holiday!