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Visiting Seattle

Added on by Madeline Stevens.

It's been about two years since I've been home. The last time I was in Seattle was the summer of 2012 with "my second family" from Dallas- Sandra, Mary and Sarah. This time it was for about a week and I got to see my brother Nick's place in Port Angeles for the first time. 

The Westin pool is five flights up with a ridiculous view. 

The Westin pool is five flights up with a ridiculous view. 

Seattle's great wheel. This was not here two years ago. 

Seattle's great wheel. This was not here two years ago. 

The military service for my grandpa Ralph at the Tahoma National Cemetery. This small group came from all over the country/world.

The military service for my grandpa Ralph at the Tahoma National Cemetery. This small group came from all over the country/world.

Grandpa Ralph and Duke the dog.

Grandpa Ralph and Duke the dog.

Nick in his backyard in Port Angeles, where he works with the Washington Conservation Corp (WCC). He's also there for the great surf..... 

Nick in his backyard in Port Angeles, where he works with the Washington Conservation Corp (WCC). He's also there for the great surf..... 

Wet suit by the back door. View of the kitchen from my sleeping bag on the living room floor.

Wet suit by the back door. View of the kitchen from my sleeping bag on the living room floor.

Sooooo my brother makes his own kombucha....

Sooooo my brother makes his own kombucha....

Farthest Northwest point of the continental United States.

Farthest Northwest point of the continental United States.

Sol Duc Hot Springs in the Olympic National Forest, Wash. on June 24, 2014.

Sol Duc Hot Springs in the Olympic National Forest, Wash. on June 24, 2014.

Nick and I champed the tent in under ten minutes. 

Nick and I champed the tent in under ten minutes. 

Samantha. Loooooove this girl. My brother has the best roommates.

Samantha. Loooooove this girl. My brother has the best roommates.

That face.

That face.

Samantha talking about how much she loves the Kings of Leon as it plays in the background. 

Samantha talking about how much she loves the Kings of Leon as it plays in the background. 

Ferry ride back to Seattle from Port Angeles. 

Ferry ride back to Seattle from Port Angeles. 

My folks got a new baby. A labradoodle named Banjo.

My folks got a new baby. A labradoodle named Banjo.

Roommates reunited. Gina, Tim and Allyson, family portrait style (we're missing Laura who's in Europe, actually we're missing a lot of people).  

Roommates reunited. Gina, Tim and Allyson, family portrait style (we're missing Laura who's in Europe, actually we're missing a lot of people).  

Crew love. Oh how I've missed Robert's get togethers!! Wish I was in Seattle to do pizza Wednesday every Wednesday.

Crew love. Oh how I've missed Robert's get togethers!! Wish I was in Seattle to do pizza Wednesday every Wednesday.

Robert's home brew, just one of his amazing stouts. The best stout I've ever had.

Robert's home brew, just one of his amazing stouts. The best stout I've ever had.

Aimee holding young Snoop.

Aimee holding young Snoop.

Burgers with Malik at Sam's tavern.

Burgers with Malik at Sam's tavern.

Macklemore. Acting like he owns the place.

Macklemore. Acting like he owns the place.

Downtown Seattle. 

Downtown Seattle.