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Seattle Rain

After several gorgeous days at the beach, Mom and I planned to leave the beach at 9:30, but found ourselves ready early, and it’s a good thing. We got on the road and got home before the big Labor Day weekend traffic got started in a big way. We got caught in a little going through Tacoma and Seattle, but you can get caught in traffic in those places any time, and it wasn’t grid-lock, just a little slowing down and bunching up.


Now, it is seriously raining. It doesn’t rain continuously, it will lighten up and then all at once, the skies will just open and the rains pour down. I still have my window open – the rain makes such wonderful sounds. You can hear it hitting the leaves of the large-leafed trees, you can hear it gurgle through the down spouts, you can hear light, tinkling drips hit an empty big can . . . it is a symphony of soft sounds.


Sunday morning in Seattle is like Friday morning in Q8 and Qatar – QUIET.

It’s no accident that Seattle is home to so many great coffee vendors – and is so full of coffee shops. The perfect activity for a rainy Sunday in Seattle is coffee and this:


A new mall! I think I am back in Kuwait!

September 6, 2009 - Posted by | Community, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Seattle, Travel, Weather


  1. Aaaaaaand, earth smells completely different once it starts to rain.. I love that smell!

    Good morning Xpatr 🙂

    Comment by kinano | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  2. Good Morning, Kinano!

    LLOOLL – in Kuwait, in Qatar, in the dustier parts of Africa, the air smells amazing when it starts to rain. In Seattle – it rains so much, it doesn’t smell any different! That smell you love is the dusty-rain smell, I think. I love it, too. 🙂

    What I have noticed is that I had some allergy to something that was in the air, and with all the rain, I am breathing more easily again. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 7, 2009 | Reply

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