#NuunHTC Part 1: Seattle

27 Aug

I left Portland on the Bolt Bus Wednesday morning. I was headed to Seattle to meet my Nuun hood To Coast teammates for the first time!! SO EXCITING!! First off–the Bolt Bus was awesome! It was a direct ride from Portland downtown to Seattle downtown. There was Wi-Fi and power outlets. It was only a $10 fare. Hello people…I am NEVER driving to Seattle again!

I arrived in Seattle at 11:30am and meet up with some bloggers. We headed down to Pikes Place for lunch and checked out the Puget Sound.

Me, Meghan B, Mallory, Kristen, and Catey

Me, Meghan B, Mallory, Kristen, and Catey

Meghan B has a friend that works for Moving Comfort so Daanniieell came and picked us up. He took us to the Brooks/Moving Comfort HQ. They are in a temporary space right now but building a new office as we speak.

He gave us a tour. Showed us where all the magic happens! It was so fun especially because I wear Brooks shoes and Moving Comfort bras!!

We went back to Nuun HQ to catch a ride to the Garage where our first ice breaker activity was. Bowling, pool, and food. It was so fun meeting all the other bloggers and Nuun employees.

I looked around the room and it was like I KNEW everyone but in reality I really did not. We have been read each others blogs and following them on Twitter for months now. It was fun to finally get to meet them all IRL(in real life). I quickly got to know all of the awesome bloggers.

Lauren, Jesica, Kristen, Me, Kara, and Sarah

Lauren, Jesica, Kristen, Me, Kara, and Sarah

Thursday was quite a day also.

We headed to Green Lake for a quick shake out run and a tour of the Oiselle HQ.
A: me, Catey, Lindsay, Jesica, Mallory, Andrea, Kristen, Holly, and Lisa
B: Bird Legs and I
C: Sarah(Oiselle staff), me, Devon: We are all going for PR’s in Chicago! Go hard or go home!
D: EVERYONE! Plus the Oiselle staff.

After cleaning up and eating lunch we headed out to the Seattle Duck Tour. OMG!! So.Much.Fun! Our Captain was Captain Chaos. He was hysterical. It was a great way to see Seattle on land and on Lake Union!!

We headed to Nuun HQ for dinner, Van decorating, and SWAG!!
A: Riding the Nuun Tricycle: Surprise it is beer inside!!
B: Mason(Nuun CEO) and Casey(Nuun CFO) gave us a great welcome speech! What awesome guys!!
C: Sweaty Emily: I have been reading her blog for a long time. She was one of the ones that got me to want to get on this team!!
D: SWAG!! Mason talked about how he likes to partner with local companies! More on this later!

We headed out to decorate the vans. Team Lemonade in the house!!
Van 1: R3: Lisa, R2: Me, Van 1 Driver: Jay, R6: Kristen, R1: Lauren, R4: Jolene, R5: Andrea
Van 2: R8: Karen, R10: Jesica, R9: Zoey, R7: Kimberly, R12: Holly R, R11: Holly B, Van 2 driver: Jeff

Meghan who was not on the Nuun team but a different HTC team but a fellow Nuun ambassador. She made us all respective team cupcakes!

Hello–are these the cutest things you have ever seen!!! I only had a lemonade one…obviously…but it was delicious…Cheat #1…it tasted like a lemon girl scout cookie…I told Jay I was off desserts and he took a BIG BITE! Really technically it wasn’t a whole cheat!! 🙂

Andrea, Kristen, Me, and Lisa

Andrea, Kristen, Me, and Lisa

Friday morning…Mt Hood or Bust…

Have you ever been on a duck tour? Did you love it?

Have you ever had a lemon girl scout cookie?

9 Responses to “#NuunHTC Part 1: Seattle”

  1. Kristen L August 27, 2013 at 9:08 PM #

    Loved seeing your pics!!! It feels like SO long ago that we had our little jaunt to Brooks/MC. Daaaniiieeel was pretty awesome. Haha. Miss you already! Can’t wait for the rest of your recaps.

  2. Joann August 28, 2013 at 1:09 PM #

    Dude!!! Looked like you guys had sooo much fun!!! Way to go Leslie!!! Woohoo!! Another relay under your belt! Amazing!!! BTW… Bolt bus??? I had no idea such thing existed!!! That is super cool!! I’m gonna look into that- hella cheap option to go to PDX from Seattle!!! Hope you are having a great week!!! 🙂

  3. Kimberly August 29, 2013 at 7:41 AM #

    Why does this ask for my sweet thoughts? I don’t have sweet thoughts. Eva. Though I would consider it if I had a cupcake. Seriously, I want one.

    Anyway, yay for your Seattle recap. Twas a good one.

  4. Cynthia @ You Signed Up For What?! September 1, 2013 at 9:28 PM #

    I love duck tours!

  5. Change of Pace September 6, 2013 at 7:52 AM #

    This all sounds so amazing!!! Cool you got to visit Brooks, Moving Comfort, Oiselle, and Nuun! And I love that you gals all got to hang out and get to know each other for a bit IRL before being stuffed in a van!
    Those cupcakes are adorable!


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