Sometimes my commute is the most beautiful thing ever

Taken out the window of the bus with my iPhone. Lake Washington with Mt. Rainier in the distance.

I live in Seattle Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Coming into Spring/Summer this year after a really wet winter that proved the rainy Seattle stereotype true it is great to see so much sunshine. I take the bus to and from work, so I get the opportunity to look out the window without having to worry about traffic. My bus route takes me over Lake Washington on a bridge that floats on the water. I know, right? During this trip I sometimes am treated to some beautiful views. Depending on the time of year I will get to see the sun rising over the lake because in the winter the sun doesn’t rise until after 8am or like in the picture above which doesn’t do the view justice, see clearly across the lake to the other side. On many occasions Mt. Rainier will be booming in the background as a reminder that real wilderness isn’t very far from us at all.

It happens a lot that I am awe struck by how amazing the view is and I can see it happen to others on the bus too. Often the bus will be moving along and everyone will be on their phones, but as we move out onto the bridge and everything comes into view I will see almost every person looking out the window, just staring at what’s before us. Lots of people get out their phones to take a picture. I can see it in their faces how they wish it could turn out like what they see. I’m sure they’ll tell people it isn’t even half as beautiful as what they saw and that they just had to be there to appreciate it.

It is a great reminder of why living up here is awesome and that moving up here was the best decision Cassidy and I have made together besides that one time we publicly declared to spend the rest of our lives together.

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