Julia’s team wins in Seattle

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This is a recent photo of my daughter Maria, Grant, Rylan and Julia, taken at a district park in Hawaii.


Maria, Grant, and 9 year old Julia returned home from Seattle yesterday after Julia’s team won the soccer championship 2-1, with Julia scoring first.  We are all thrilled with her success.

Maria complained about the weather in Seattle, though.  She said that it was sometimes cold in the shade requiring a sweater, but the minute she stepped away from the trees, she had to remove her sweater.  One day, she wore shorts to the soccer tournament.  It was so cold, she had to place a blanket over her legs and drink hot tea.  Why did she wear shorts?  Because it was hot the previous day.

Ah, well, at least she and her family got to see Seattle for the first time, and Julia’s team won the championship.  No complaints in that regard.

In 1979, David and his friends drove from Portland to Seattle to Vancouver, Canada, then back to Seattle, and then flew back to Hawaii.  He enjoyed the trip.

I have been to Vancouver, Canada (1994), but never to Seattle and Portland.  Places to see in the future should I ever get on the plane again.

9 Responses to “Julia’s team wins in Seattle”

  1. anonymousinthemainland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Says:

    We live next to Portland here in Vancouver Washington…The traffic and tax burdens in Oregon were a reason we live in Washington state..Our only lived in Seattle for about 5 years, they don’t tell recent college graduates jobs last only about 5 years and they outsource to Malaysia and no chance for a job..She lives in NYC where financial dealings are the center of the mainland in the USA, she works and travels all over the world but prefers the NYC city for the culture and diversity, her job and my hubs has many relatives there..Seattle is nice to visit and observe and take ferry rides all around but the cost of housing at $750,000 for a shack of a home prohibits most people of ever buying in the city, the commutes are abysmal and the taxes enormous, like I stated a nice place to visit but really not tooo great for working parents, retired and low income at all..You live in Paradise as far as myself and my hubs are concerned but because we could never afford a home we would only be able to visit if at all and not on the main island at all..we like small places, our shore in Washington state is cool most of the time and we visit and enjoy ourselves!Aloha in Paradise and Congrats to your grand daughter and her team for winning..we know her mom and dad and you and your hubs are extremely PROUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Henri Chapin Says:

    I spent two weeks in June–June, mind you–in Bellingham, Washington with my daughter’s family. My granddaughter was awarded her Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology and my birthday made this trip necessary. I had a great time. But Maria was right.

    It was “freezing.”

  3. DeniseinVA Says:

    How wonderful that Julia’s team won the soccer championship and with Julia scoring first. Congratulations to all of you as she brings great pride to everyone. Well done Julia!

    I loved Seattle the few times I have been there. We always luck out with the weather. One of my favorite things to do is to go on the ferry rides and taking the one up to Victoria was so much fun. I hope to do that again one day.

  4. honoluluaunty91 Says:

    Congrats to Julia and her soccer championship! My younger 2 were soccer fanatics and would travel to tournaments, even played in college (D2 schools).

    My #3 is now living in Seattle but she seems to like it a lot. Doesn’t complain about the weather but raves about all the plants and fruit trees. I suppose you need the change in weather to get all that abundance of fruit.

    The only time that I was in Seattle was in 2000, dropping my #1 off for college in September. I then took a 4 day workshop on Whidbey Island. The weather was absolutely wonderful. Cool and sunny. Sunsets were gorgeous. They said it was an Indian Summer.

  5. Christine Says:

    Congrats to Julia’s team! I can understand you Hawaii folk feeling the temperature differences even in summer.

  6. dkzody Says:

    What a great win! Glad your daughter and family could be there for that moment.

    The Pacific Northwest has lots of rain and very cool temperatures. That’s what keeps it so green and lush. We enjoyed our week in Portland, Oregon, except for the horrendous traffic. It’s worse than the Bay Area because there is far less infrastructure. We did enjoy the local transit and used it exclusively in town.

  7. Tom Sightings Says:

    Congrats on the win! My sister-in-law lives in Seattle and loves it. I was there once and it rained.

  8. joared Says:

    Congrats to your granddaughter. Friends who had loved Florida, then moved here and later to Seattle had mixed feelings about living there. The children loved it and remained as adults. She used to call me wanting me to visit as she would become so depressed by what she experienced as excessive rain which depressed her. She and spouse finally moved to Florida. Both have since died. Our family did visit them once and we thoroughly enjoyed it, drove all over, went up the Space Needle.

  9. Linda Reeder Says:

    I have to chuckle at this post. that about describes summer in Seattle, weather wise. Cool in the shade too warm in the sun, but wait, tomorrow might be completely different. However we have had a stretch of very pleasant weather this summer, mostly in the mid 70’s to low 80’s. It cools down at night, so we can go from 55 in the morning to 85 in the late afternoon. We all know how to dress in layers.
    Congratulations to the soccer champs! That is a high honor around here.

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