Sunshine in Seattle

I  have some good news and some bad news.

The Bad News: I am officially a terrible blogger. Six weeks of being home, swimming in Lake Washington, gleefully hopping on flights to San Francisco and Bolt buses to Vancouver, B.C. and never once did I set my bum down and write a blog post.

The Good News: People noticed. It turns out that I have enough friends who actually give a damn and read my  blog. (THANK YOU!)

So here it is people:


  • Everything is really freakin’ green and gorgeous. My trip coincided with an almost record breaking days-without-rain streak.
  • Blue skies + Pine trees + Mountains = Home.
  • I went hiking + sailing + picked blackberries + laid on my dock in the sunshine. I swam in Lake Washington every chance I got.
  • I saw some of the people that I love the most in this world. The most important people on that list: My family.
  • I giggled like Peter Griffin in the beer aisle at my local grocery store.
  • I worked the whole time. This was not a vacation but a chance to work remotely. Although, I occasionally did my project managing website magic while on my dock in my swimsuit.
  • I drove my car a lot (and discovered that I still hate driving.)
  • It felt amazing to be home.


  • Are you going to live in Buenos Aires forever? (Note: this used to be “When are you coming home?”) Answer: No.
  • Do you wish you were in Buenos Aires right now? Answer: No. After a 1.5 years, I missed home terribly and I relished ever minute of my time back. (Also did I mention 16 million people live in Buenos Aires?)
  • Is it weird to be back? Answer: Besides the fact that all the signs are in English and the large amount of recycling that the average Northwesterner is capable of, no.
  • Are you fluent in Spanish? Answer: Mmm, kind of.


  1. Julie Dawn Fox · October 4, 2012

    Hi Meg, Glad to have you back on the scene.

    I fully appreciate how difficult it is to keep up with a blog when you’re away from your ‘normality’. I had to go back to the UK for family reasons in April and just couldn’t find time for blogging. Later, in the summer, I went to work in Vietnam for a couple of months with every intention of not only keeping up with my blog about Portugal but also writing articles about travelling in Vietnam. Needless to say, that didn’t happen. Now that I’m back home again, I’m getting back into my blogging groove but still haven’t established a satisfying rhythm. I will persevere!

    • practicalmeg · October 4, 2012

      Thank you! I’m so glad to hear I’m not the only one who struggles with updating their blog. Please keep up the good work! Portugual is one of my favorite countries in your Europe and your photos capture that so well.

  2. Sarah Wattie · October 10, 2012

    Me haces reir, jaja! Me encanta como escribís. Muy bueno!

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