My parents’ visit

It’s been a week since my parents left (they visited for 30 days). It was great having them around. If you’ve been following my twitter updates, you’d probably know that it was a bit hectic trying to balance work, parents, and a bit of social life. No matter how crazy life was, though, it was absolutely fantastic having my parents (Giorgos and Fotini) around. I haven’t lived under the same roof with them for so long (since I left home at the age of 18). Yes, I was visiting in between academic years but I was always just a visitor/guest :-) It worked out really really well and I enjoyed every moment of it. I am now looking forward to their next visit! :-))

Here are some photographs (from the MANY… ~950) documenting their visit.


We walked a LOT around parks in Seattle.

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At Snoqualmie

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Our very brief visit in Vancouver

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At the Pike Market (and random encounters)

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My parents love flowers, trees, nature…

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Dinner with some friends



Space needle

Space Needle


Folk balkan dancing at the Seattle Center (that was soooo random :-)



Alki beach

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Leavenworth – Walla Walla – Portland

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Folklife festival



Freemont, Ballard, and the Docks

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My mother liked the big tracks in the US :-)



Giorgos “TopGun” Parastatidis (at the Museum of Flight), Concorde, and Air Force One

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Seattle as seen from Queen Anne



Visiting Microsoft (and meeting Tony Hey). My dad with the first of Microsoft’s 11. And that’s Dennis in the middle :-)))

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Last dinner in Seattle (sushi at Wasabi Bistro) on my parents’ 37th wedding anniversary. Amazing!



I am now looking forward to their visit again and, hopefully, I can persuade my brother too! ;-) Fillipos… Are you reading this?!!!

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