I moved to Seattle the fall of 1994 not knowing a soul in town. But when I arrived my best friend who had moved to Lewiston, Idaho a few years before, met me at my new apt. in a suburb of Seattle - Tukwila.
It was in the afternoon when I pulled in the parking lot driving the huge rental moving van and pulling the trailer with my VW Bug (the late Bugasaurus). My friend helped me unload the van, and some nice neighbor guys helped with some larger things. The following day my friend and I unpacked and set up my home for the 15 months until I was ready to buy a home in Seattle.
My third day was the beginning of my Seattle Adventure of exploring what I now call Seattle's Urban Villages....
We went to Fremont, self proclaimed Center of the Universe! There, resides the Giant Troll hiding under Aurora Bridge, a kitschy 53 foot rocket ship stands ready at launch, and a statue of Lenin is frozen mid-stride in a plaza. Fremont also hosts it's annual Solstice Parade (June 16th) with it's wild and fun celebrants both on the street and along the sidewalks, and as the Fremont Chamber of Commerce notes, Fremont is "Far from Normal".
We explored shops like Les Amis, Deluxe Junk, and Fremont Antique Mall, that are still our favorites to stop by every time we visit. I had my first Thai food that day and of course my first official cup of coffee in Seattle!
This funky and fun introduction to Seattle began what would eventually transform into my interest in sharing Seattle's Urban Villages to the world with blogging and, as a Seattle Real Estate Agent, allow me to help my buyer clients know where to look when buying a home in Seattle that best suits their goals and lifestyle.