Saturday, September 3, 2011

Where have I been?

Oh my gosh, what a busy few weeks!  We had moved to Seattle for 10 days, visited with some of Hubby's old radio buddies.  One is now a financial planner, and the other is an airline pilot.  It was so fun to meet these people that still love Hubby to this day.  All of the DJ's that I've met over the years have all told me how much he helped them, and have such fond memories of those wild and crazy days they spent together in radio.
These three happened to work together at KPOI in Hawaii.
Another friend graciously hauled us around to Pike's Market, the famous market where the guys behind the fish counter throw fish, and various other sights.
We've been talking about coming here for years.
Really, Hubby and I could have spent allll day in this place. Our friend, not so much.
Then a little walking tour down Pike St.
Supposedly, the very first Starbucks. This place was packed!
The shipyards behind Pike St.
Then for me, it was off to San Diego for four days for my daughter's baby shower! Hubby stayed in Seattle with Shasta.
Isn't she a gorgeous mamma-to-be?  She was only drinking the lemonade :)
I had a wonderful time down there with her and all of her generous and loving friends.
Once back in Seattle, the next day we moved the motorhome to Birch Bay, WA. It's about as close as you can get to Canada without going across the border. (which we will NOT be doing, since we don't have passports. A little oversight.)
The entrance in to Canada
Canada Geese gathering here to meet up before their journey south.
We've also been working hard on Hubby's book, reading through a final time to correct any spelling errors & punctuation before it goes off to the editor and publisher! WooHoo! Finished it today. It's sent off, and we went down to a little cafe across the street from the bay for a celebratory glass of wine. We toasted the book, as well as our blessings. It's been a warm, sparkling kind of day.


  1. I love your photos! The colors in the marketplace! Your daughter is beautiful. What a wonderful time you've had. Can't get over that you were on the border, there....and to think that I live so close to it, on our end. Canada amazes me...don't know why, it just does.

  2. Oh, and don't ever stop posting your travels, okay? The way that the two of you are, wandering about, is something that I would love to do some day.

  3. Thanks for the insight into the place and this bit of your life. I'm getting to know more places I've never been.

    The first Starbucks! The thing about Starbucks that I like is also the thing that I don't like: the sameness. If I go into Starbucks in Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland or into the one in Napier in New Zealand or in Canada or in the US or wherever they are more recognisable even than McDonalds!