OMG GUYS IT IS XMAS SEASON!!! (and none of these photos are related to that fact)

Hello lovelies!!

I hope you are all having a fantastic start to your December! If you are still chugging away at finals, I wish you good luck- you are almost done!! Christmas is my favorite holiday, and as such I have taken it upon myself to decorate the apartment and sing Christmas carols at the top of my lungs. Today, however, I am not going to be sharing Christmas. Instead I am sharing a special roommate bonding day that occurred right before Veterans day.

We had a long weekend (read: excuse to procrastinate on homework), and it was a lovely sunny Seattle afternoon. One of my roommates and I didn't want to study (see above), but didn't really know what to do with ourselves. It was then that I remembered someone telling me that I needed to visit Golden Gardens Park when I had some time. So, in true impromptu adventure style, we pulled up the bus route, grabbed supplies (aka: my camera), and hit the road.

After and hour long bus ride through Seattle, we hopped off the bus and began to meander down some stairs. And then we went down some more stairs. And then, when we were wondering if the stairs would ever end, we went underneath the railroad tracks and Golden Gardens was spread out before us in a glorious mixture of sea, sand, and stunning mountain vistas.

In true Nodak-Has-Spent-Basically-No-Time-Around-Large-Bodies-Of-Water fashion, I immediately stripped off my shoes and socks and ran into the surf. It was refreshing and a bit chilly and I loved every minute of walking in the sand- I was so enthusiastic about it, in fact, that I convinced my roommate to shed his shoes and socks and splash along the waterline with me.  We wandered the length of the beach and back, and were graced with one of the most glorious and never ending sunsets I have ever seen. It was so fantastic that it deserves(and will get) a post entirely devoted to it.

So this is Roommate Bonding Day Pt. 1: Sand, Surf, and Sunsets that Never End. Hope you enjoy!!

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Till we meet again,

AK