Trip Back To Seattle for Thanksgiving (Photos)

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
Narrows Bridge

WHOA! A New Bridge!
Narrows 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!

30 thoughts on “Trip Back To Seattle for Thanksgiving (Photos)”

    1. many cameras fail to get picture clear from moving vehicles… may be plane was stationary over grand canyon 😆
      The picture of bridge seems to be from a high building (the first one) and second one from a vehicle on road.

  1. On November 7, 1940, at approximately 11:00 AM, the first Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge collapsed due to wind-induced vibrations which caused the entire bridge to oscillate and ultimately fail.

    Canadian Engineers, wear a silver pinkie ring on their ‘working’ hand made from the carbon steel of this bridge to remind us to always design with public safety being paramount. These Engineering rings are given during a secret indoctrinating ceremony when we graduate.

  2. Nice pics, man. It seems like the initial shock of paying tolls to cross the bridge has subsided for most people because there is NO rush-hour traffic now.

    “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.”

    ^_^ lol so true

  3. Man those photos are nice especially since they come from the iPhone. I would buy the iPhone but AT&T’s service sucks in my area. Either way, sweet pictures.

  4. Hi Nate,
    Please link the pics to their high resolution versions… I love the first one and would love to see it as my desktop wallpaper. Pics from plane are also great.

  5. Nate!

    How old are you and which high school did you go to? I grew up in Gig Harbor. Graduated from Peninsula in 1996.

    Small world, huh?


    1. Hey Sara! WOW! It is such a small world! I am 23 and I graduated from Gig Harbor High School in 2003. That’s crazy! Where do you live now? I moved away about a year and a half ago.

  6. Hi,
    I also moved to Arizona from Gig Harbor. We live in Gilbert now. If you ever found a wallpaper as a desktop picture I would love to know where. I was searching for one when I came accross your site. I miss Gig Harbor!

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