August 17th 2014 - August 20th 2014
Off to Seattle (read Redmond) to visit my mom and my sister. I didn't get to shoot much but it was fun to spend time with the family. Mom was excite to see me, and my sister was busy with work but she did spend sometime with me as well. Other than the usual family stuff, mom and I got to go shopping a the outlet in Tulalip. Of course I bought myself couple of pairs of converses :D. We also went for a nice dinner at Din Tai Fung in Bellvue. mmmm juicy pork dumplings...
Other than that mom and I just hung out around Redmond. We found this hippie place called SoulFood cafe, which serves super awesome coffee by roasted by Caffe Lusso (http://www.caffelusso.com/)only a few minutes drive away. So I got my mom to tag along with me to go to this small local roaster. We could smell coffee right when we get off the car. We were greet by Shawn and Phillip Meech. Phlip is the founder and roastmaster at Caffe Lusso. They were very nice and let me take photos of the roasters as well as brew some espresso for me to try. I got their Gutemala and Brazillian coffee, which was roasted just couple of hours before we got there. This was my first time visiting a coffee roaster, and I had a great time. (Plus I got to bring back some amazing coffee beans for me to enjoy in Canada)
Didn't have such great time on the way back, as my flight out of Seattle was delayed. Which made me missed my flight from Vancouver to Edmonton. I was sent downtown Vancouver to spend a night there. Edmonton was colder than when I left. Sad.