Last year, an opportunity came up for me to go to Seattle for work. I, of course, jumped at the chance to visit someplace new! I was going to be spending six days working a convention at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. I was so looking forward to this trip and was so thinking about the possibility of turning it into a vacation. I mean, my flight was already taken care of so why waste this opportunity of being in the Pacific Northwest for the first time, right? I spoke with my friend, Teresa, about the chances of her meeting me out there after my conference ended and spending some time in Seattle and maybe Canada. She was game so the…