… What an incredible weekend. Seattle itself was absolutely fun but the real joy was being part of the Frassati Conference, hearing the other speakers, meeting some wonderful people, and making new friends. It really was a blessing to be there.
If you live in or around the area, you should make a point to attend next year. Our Lady Star of the Sea is a wonderful parish full of the nicest folks who are serious about their faith.
Just a brief re-cap, there is no audio of the talk I gave. And thank goodness too. I was very nervous at the start of the workshop. True to my southern nature, I grabbed a chair and kicked off my shoes. From there it went much more smoothly. I’ll post about the workshop in a separate post.
I was 100% charmed with the city and the natural beauty of Washington. I could live there. Easily. The moss covered trees, towering cedars, and rain forest ferns all had me captivated. While in Seattle, I did all the touristy things and had a fantastic time making friends with my host for the day, Patty. I only wish I could have stayed another day. I would have driven to Forks and killed sparkling vampires followed by an evening in Victoria. Next time.
On the way to Seattle, Friday, I had a four hour lay over in Salt Lake City where I met up with Fr. Erik and Tara. We had lunch in the oldest restaurant in town and drove by Temple Square to gawk at the Mormons.
I want to thank my gracious hosts for the weekend, Steve and Diane, Patty, and Josh Johnson. Thank you for your hospitality and kindness.