Ciao, Boston!

We are moving to the land of plentiful coffee, excellent beer, buckets of rain, and all of the evergreen trees our hearts could desire: Seattle! We don't know much yet about our new home, as neither of us had spent more than 24 hours there until we visited this past weekend. Will we like it in the Emerald City? Most likely, but we really have no idea.

For the last eight weeks we have been living in a temporary house kindly rented to us by some friends in town. We already said goodbye to our home and most of our belongings back in November, when a moving company showed up and cleared us out. The only thing left to figure out is our Jenga strategy for fitting all of our remaining suitcases into the back of the car. (Wish us luck.)

While has been painfully difficult to say goodbye to all our family, friends, and favorite places around Boston, as we both have such deep roots here, we are excited for the future. And we are absolutely certain about one thing: we will never root for the Seahawks.

One of the many beautiful evenings we were lucky to spend on the beach near our home in Hull, Massachusetts.

One of the many beautiful evenings we were lucky to spend on the beach near our home in Hull, Massachusetts.

Living around the corner from Cape Cod was such a luxury. We loved visiting at offbeat times, even in the dead of winter, when nobody else was there.

Living around the corner from Cape Cod was such a luxury. We loved visiting at offbeat times, even in the dead of winter, when nobody else was there.

We'll miss New England's legendary fall foliage, seen here at World's End park in Hingham, Massachusetts.

We'll miss New England's legendary fall foliage, seen here at World's End park in Hingham, Massachusetts.

Boston Light perched at the mouth of Boston Harbor, just a couple miles offshore from our town. We'll miss her reassuring flickers in the middle of the night.

Boston Light perched at the mouth of Boston Harbor, just a couple miles offshore from our town. We'll miss her reassuring flickers in the middle of the night.