The Season 9 cuties went straight from the finale to living together in Seattle, where Chris works at HomeStreet Bank. Chris is a University of Portland graduate, and he talked to the student newspaper about his future Pacific Northwest adventures with Des. Where are they going next?
“[W]e’re definitely going to go up to Crystal,” Chris told the UP paper about the Washington mountain popular for skiing and snowboarding. “We definitely want to try to get up to Whistler [in British Columbia, Canada] at some point. So we’ll see if we can make that happen. It will be nice to experience Seattle together. I’ve only been [here] for a year so it will be nice to hang out.”
They’ve been having a lot of fun hanging out already! They had Bachelor Nation couple time with fellow Seattle-area residents Jason and Molly Mesnick, enjoyed Seahawks and Mariners games, and hiked at Discovery Park. Des seems to be loving her adopted hometown; on August 26 she shared this outdoorsy photo with friends, writing, “Relaxing weekend in Lake Chelan! @chrisrsiegfried #lovehim #loveSeattle.”