Welcome to my first blog. Ever.

If you know my background and the fact that I minored in Journalism in college, published several articles (including a story in a book), and all but single-handedly wrote the company newsletter for a prominent Seattle restaurant company for several years, you should probably ask me why it took so long to get on the blogging bandwagon. Whatever the reason, I'm here now, and regular writing is one way for me to better myself in 2014.

Two important components that make up my life are my family and my career. Family always comes first, but real estate is also a huge part of my life. So while this may officially be a real estate blog, you can look for me to share things about family life as well.

Let's start with Musselfest. This past weekend, our family ventured with friends over to Whidbey Island and historic Coupeville where we took part in their annual Musselfest. As we wandered the charming town that blustery day, we sampled various mussel dishes including 15 different chowders featuring world-famous Penn Cove mussels. We tasted everything from traditional chowder at the town pub to Thai-style chowder at a local coffee chop. In fact, these are the two that received our families' top marks; the tasty traditional style at Toby's Tavern on the waterfront, and the curry chowder served at Coupeville Coffee & Bistro with its surprising Asian twist. To be honest, we had a hard time choosing a winner between the two.

Whidbey is a favorite destination for our family and I'm sure it will show up in future blogs, interspersed between segments about staging and interest rates. If you need suggestions for day trips to the island, let me know and maybe I can help.

So there it is. I hope you enjoyed my first blog. Ever.

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 9:05 pm
Marcea Galindo | Category: Real estate | Tagged , , , , ,