• Adventures,  Food Reviews,  Washington

    Rattlesnake Ledge & Dumplings

    If you’re looking for a relatively easy hike with a great reward near Seattle, Rattlesnake Ledge is for you. I had heard from several people, that it was a staple for Seattleites, and I now understand why. My traveling friends and I got up one Monday morning (well Helen had been awake all night at work, she’s a trooper) and made our way to Snoqualmie. It’s a relatively short drive from Seattle to get you in the wilderness and the hike is only 4 miles roundtrip with a constant gentle climb of about 1100ft to the top. Because of this, it can be a pretty busy hike apparently. Thankfully, a…

  • Adventures,  Food Reviews,  Washington

    Coffee, Coffee, & More Coffee

    One of my favorite things to do in Seattle has been finding cute little cafes and coffee shops. I sit down with my artistic & local coffee and mess around on my laptop; sometimes writing a blog post, sometimes spending too much money on amazon, and sometimes just mindlessly scrolling through social media. Regardless, it’s been the most reliable reason to leave my apartment. Intrigue Chocolate & Coffee: This is probably my favorite coffee shop I’ve discovered, but it’s on the pricier side. It’s actually more a chocolate shop, and they use their own chocolate in the mochas. So they are incredibly flavorful & decadent. I have tried a cardamom…

  • Adventures,  Nursing,  Washington

    Finally.

    I guess it’s about time I get this blog up & running again, since its sole purpose is to keep people up to date with my travel nurse adventures. And yes, I am finally in Seattle for my first contract. What a glorious feeling. I left Indiana on January 25th, a Friday night. It wouldn’t be me if I didn’t drive through the night and all day the following day on a road trip. Fortunately, my mom was able to tag along and was there for communication and snacks… I don’t give up DJ duty, even driving. We briefly stopped at a hotel in No Where, Utah before getting up…