Tuesday, April 06, 2010

TLC in the Emerald City

As Heather and Dona mentioned in previous posts, last week I spent some time in Seattle with my Buzz girl sisters. It was my very first time in Seattle (in the Pacific Northwest, period) and let me tell you... it was awesome. Here are a couple of my highlights:

Dona took me to her office at Microsoft. Not at all the sterile white cubicle you might expect from a software queen. She has an amazing view and a very comfy and personalized space. I can (almost) see why she's content to spend so many hour here each day.

Heather chose the Pink Door restaurant for the Sunday night TLC handover from Dona's care to hers. We were all a little surprised to learn that there would be live entertainment in the form of a trapeze artist... right above our tables! So typical of the fun kind of atmosphere that Seattle embraces.

I also had time to meet up with fellow YA authors Barb Ferrer and Serena Robar. We did the touristy thing and had fish and chips on the waterfront, where I took this self-portrait of us three.

All in all, I have to say that Seattle was wonderful. Which is why, as I decide where I'm going to settle down this Fall, it's currently at the top of the list. Take one part rain, one part culture, one part high-tech, one part great food, one part diversity, and one part nature loving, shake it all up in a snowglobe, drop it into a beautiful natural setting of water, forests, and mountains, and you'll get an idea of Seattle. Is it any wonder that I'm smitten?


FORGIVE MY FINS (coming June 1, 2010)


The Golfing Librarian said...

Makes me want to belt out Washington's state song, "Washington my home, where ever I may roam..."

You should try MY side of the state next time! :)

TinaFerraro said...

I loved seeing Dona's cozy workspace, and more about that trapeze artist! Big hello's to Barb and Serena--and I think Seattle should top your list, too, Tera!

Marley Gibson said...

Looks like an awesome time, Tera! So glad you guys had a blast. = )

Anonymous said...

If there is nice weather up in seattle you should definetly go for a hike. i went to a mountinon with my family up there and it was so amazing! i hope you have fun! and its not as raniy as people say right!

Wendy Toliver said...

Terrific photos! It's always so much fun to take a peek at where authors live, work, and play. I've been to Seattle a couple of times and I really want to get back!

Heather Davis said...

Tera, I'm so glad you were here to see our city. (And I knew you would fall in love with this place, too.)

Thanks for coming out! Harper and I loved having you in our happy home. ;)



stephhale said...

How fun! I really want to visit that restaurant with the trapeze artists. Be safe!

Anonymous said...

okay...i read this blog all the time and lurk forever and never post because i just read a ton of ya books and never really say anything but when you posted that picture and said that was caridad ferrar i was like what? what happened to her? wasn't she the one who wore maggie gylenthingy's dress a few years back? she looks horrible like she's sick or something or like she's got cerocis of the liver or something it's really disturbing. are you sure that's her 'cause that's not anything like what she looked like when i met her at rwa a couple of years back. just wanted to say.

Tammy Ellerbee