Siblings and Shakes: Ben,
Jen, Alan, Greg, & David
I'm at the end of the perfect visit. Four weeks have been just long enough to ensure spending time with everybody in the family and to catch others around town without feeling rushed.
Over this past month family and friends have indulged me by meeting up at the particular restaurants around Seattle where I most miss eating. A couple days ago it was my final return (the third time in under two weeks!) to my favorite among what must be at least four Ethiopian restaurants within a block of the intersection of 28th and Cherry. My final Ethiopian experience over this visit was shared with old friends Thatcher and Christine, a couple who conveniently live just three blocks away. That allowed us to cap our kitfo and doro wot off with a drink in their cozy home. Thanks, Thatcher & Chris!
Christine and Thatcher
Lend Me a Bike Light
The sweetest gathering had to be down at Dad's house. After all those home repairs, renovations, and dump runs spearheaded by the uncles at the beginning of the month Dad invited all Seattle family to come back down for a "re-housewarming". It had been many years--probably sometime in our childhoods--when we would have all last gathered in that house. I hope there's a reason to do so again before long--and that I can be around whenever a family gathering next happens at the old hometstead.
Gathering at Dad's: Alan,
Devon, Dad, Mai Linh, & Greg
I hope that my return might be as soon as Christmas of this year. Though, if my next gap between Seattle visits runs as long as the last... that would mean it won't be until a year later, Christmas 2015, that I next return.
I'm now, I'm at Sea-Tac airport waiting on my flight out.
Next stop: Boulder