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Thu. Feb 18, 2010 by Mary    Spread the Love

Spread the Love: West Coast (Part II)

We pick up on our West Coat adventures with Spread the Love- San Francisco!! If San Fran was to win a "Lovey" award, I think it would tie with LA for "Most Organized" the sense that they immediately went out and organized themselves into a group right after the meeting so that they could stay in touch and encourage one another. (Although LA does win a few bonus points for their name...the "Spread the Lovers" LOL!) But both groups were just so awesome and emotional. I honestly have no idea how we keep getting so lucky in the amazing people who come into our lives!!

Tears can be hilarious! :) I am such a mush.

HUGE HUGE hugs & thanks go to my girl Jules Bianchi for hosting us at her studio and in general being such an awesome friend!! We love you Jules!!

Tears can just be tears sometimes too...

The hugs at the end of the night are my FAVORITE!! Love love love all of you guys!

From San Fran we headed northbound to Shyla's haunts in Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA. Sights like this make me smile.

After a good night's rest at Shyla's family's place, we hugged Shy goodbye and headed on our way to Seattle. But not before stopping off to see the absolutely breathtaking Multnomah Falls first. These were some of the smaller falls leading up to Multnomah.

And the BIG show. Clearly, I was in awe.

I snapped out of it just in time to realize we could have some fun with this.

LOL! Julia is by far one of the funniest people I've ever met. We were crying we were laughing so hard!

I want to live here. Right in this moment.

And then it was time for our little caravan to move onward...

To SEATTLE!! Where we had dinner at the top of the Space Needle, which is one of the coolest things I've ever done. Good thing I brought my dramamine though cause the rotating thing is pretty trippy.

Then it was time to Spread a lil' Love to Seattle. If Seattle were to win a "Lovey" award it would HAVE to be for our most caffeinated group! Clearly!

I heart you Seattle. You brought me Starbucks and therefore my heart is yours forever. We can hold hands if you want.

HUGE thanks go to Laura Marchbanks and her friends Olivia & TJ for hooking us up with this killer space! Just look at those windows! Bah!

Love you boo.

The next was ON!!! First thing on the agenda: the original Starbucks, of course! To say that I was a little excited would be the understatement of the millenium. Eeeeeee!!!

We're here, we're here, we're here!

My name on a cup....from the original starbucks!!

The super cute Miss Laura Marchbanks met us there (bearing souvenir mugs & all!) and showed us all around the city.

Next stop on the tour.....the crazy fish market where they throw the fish all around.

Ok....see how funny I am. Look at me. I'm kneeling down beside the scary monkfish and making a stupid face. I am such a comedian. A ham. Center of attention. Ooh take a picture of me and how clearly hilarious I am.

Yea. Little did *I* know that I was TOTALLY being Punk'd by sweet lil' Miss Marchbanks. That monkfish that she told me to go check out has a string tied to its tail that the guys behind the counter pull on to make stupid out of town tourists like me nearly jump out of their skin & almost pee their pants. Which I *almost* did! It was HI-LARIOUS. Terrifying and hilarious. And I nearly fell over laughing about it. I am such a sucker! Move over Ashton, Laura is gunning for your job! Bah, I still get scared thinking about it. :)

Ah, good times! Stay tuned for more from the road. Denver was yesterday and KC is tomorrow. And then it's just Chicago and we're home. I seriously can't believe how fast it's going by! Slow down life, slow down.

Monkfishly yours,


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