Friday afternoon I left work early and headed over the mountains to the other side of the state with Jordan and Pierre. We were invited to spend 4th of July weekend with one of Jordan’s friends’ families and I was excited for a new adventure. A few hours into our 5 hour drive we spotted a giant fire on the side of the road. I’d never seen a fire so close up, helicopters were swooping in from every angle dropping water to contain it. Jordan was totally acting like a little boy who was exhilarated to see the helicopters and Pierre kept sticking his head out the window to investigate. Though there was quite a bit of smoke the fire fighters contained and surpassed the fire quick. After passing the fire the rest of our mini road trip was smooth and traffic free.
We spent the weekend at the family’s cabin on Lake Roosevelt. I’ve never visited Lake Roosevelt before but I love sun and water (and forcing Jordan to abandon work for a weekend) so I knew I would be in heaven. Saturday and Sunday were both spent boating in the sunshine. Honestly mark me down for any boating excursion! Sleeping on the back of the boat in the sunshine is one of my favorite hobbies (up there with spa-ing of course).
As if sun bathing on the back of a boat weren’t heavenly enough, I practically drowned myself in mimosas. Hooray for champagne, fresh air and beautiful scenery!
My favorite part of the weekend was so much uninterrupted time with Jordan. Jordan works more than anyone I know, even when we are able to get away he is usually glued to his cellphone answering phone calls and emails. I know he wants to take a break from work but usually feels compelled to ‘stay connected’. The cell phone connection at the cabin was spotty which made it easier for everyone to disconnect from work or social media. I barely looked at my cell phone the entire weekend and Jordan (miraculously) didn’t spend a single minute of our weekend working. Our time at Lake Roosevelt was a much needed reminder to occasionally unplug.
Monday morning we headed back to Seattle and spent the day catching up on a few errands and chores for the week ahead (it’s an extra short work week as we are headed to my Mom’s wedding on Friday morning). The evening of the 4th we hopped over to Lake Union to watch Seattle’s fireworks show. Despite living in the city for the past 4 years I haven’t spent a single 4th of July in the city. Though the park was packed, the fireworks were amazing! I couldn’t stop “ooh-ing” and “aah-ing” the entire night!
What was your 4th of July weekend like? I would love to hear all the details <3
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