Car Shopping

Our car is old. Not twenty years old, or even thirty, but it’s solidly over ten. It’s been abused by ski trips, a spilled bottle of fish sauce (the worst possible thing you could spill anywhere), and an accident before we owned it. It’s been rough.

Well it finally kicked the bucket, combining a flat tire with the emergency brake going out coupled with a handful of other maladies.

Caleb and I have yet to find a new car (have you seen how many car scams are on Craigslist? Ridiculous!) Thus we have been puttering around via bicycle and bus, which is great. We’ve had the chance to go on romantic treks all over Seattle.

The other night we went to Citizen, a cafe in Queen Anne.

Thank you iPhone photography. Excuse the appearance, I had helmet hair.

Outside at Citizen.

It’s really cute, I really recommend it. It has its issues, but we find them charming. It’s kind of hit or miss with the service, but the food is excellent. Their pulled pork sandwich (on regular bread, not the baguette they normally serve it on) is absolutely amazing! The seasonal rhubarb crepe tops the list as well, though it’s the only crepe I have had of theirs.

On a side note, Seattle is beautiful, especially our location. We’re right next to the water, and rent is no higher than anywhere else in Seattle. If anything it’s lower.

And we get this. Pretty, right? We don’t have an actual water view or anything, but this is literally a few minute walk from our place. We really love our apartment, as you can tell.

In other news, I’m going camping again in the San Juans this month. Hurray!

In other, other news, I gave those Matrushka measuring cups to my future sister-in-law at her wedding shower. If you knew her, you would know that they were perfect for her. I found them at Fireworks in Seattle, you can find them online as well.

P.S. No I’m not trying to brag. I was just feeling defensive towards people who were saying that Seattle was lame. 🙂


3 thoughts on “Car Shopping

  1. i’ve never gone to seattle and i want to more than anything! such a beautiful place 🙂

  2. Stevie says:

    Do you live on the north side of Queen Anne? That shot looks like the ship canal in Ballard…

    I’ve been car free over a year and a half and the boyfriend has been car free since December. We live next to a big park and ride, and we’re within walking distance of everything we need, so it’s been a great experience! You definitely notice things more and appreciate things more when you’re riding the bus.

    Good luck with the car search!

  3. E says:

    Yay for the San Juans. Also, you have a wonderful view.

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