Category Archives: Friends

Super Tiny Owl

20140108-211847.jpgStaying dry beneath a happy air plant. Both lovely gifts.


Gum Wall

20130812-162520.jpgI took this last week when we took some friends to Pike Place Market, but it suits a quote I saw on a sign today: “Weird is a side effect of awesome.”



20130804-205752.jpgSo much driftwood lines the beaches of puget sound. Past visitors have made forts that the kids and visiting friends played in during a visit to Whidbey Island today. They made new forts too, while Ruth and I obsessively combed the beach for sea glass and unique rocks. Tons of rocks, very little sea glass. 20130804-205717.jpg

After a good greasy lunch, we hit Fort Casey, where we further obsessed in our efforts to spot a seal or whale. We had better luck with sea glass.20130804-205734.jpg

Rock n Roll West


Julia and I ran the Seattle RnR 1/2 marathon today. It rained yesterday, it will likely rain tomorrow, but today was amazingly gorgeous and perfect for running.20130622-102243.jpg

When we got around to lining up for the race, we found ourselves a couple corrals forward of where we should have been – oops! The guy holding the rope separating us from the corral in front of us kept yelling at people to move forward and stay behind/in front of the rope. We actually had no idea what he was telling us to do, but it made for good laughs among our fellow runners. At one point he had to attend to something and asked Julia to hold the rope. We found it hilarious that someone who took his job way too seriously would so frivolously hand it off to someone who wasn’t even where she was supposed to be.20130622-102257.jpg

We took many photo ops, because how can one not in a city such as this?20130622-102400.jpg



Afterward, we took a visit to the top of the Space Needle. You’ll see those shots tomorrow. A beer and more photos later, my mom picked us up at a Seattle landmark, the Pink Elephant Carwash. This was truly the best way to show someone around town. Sign up for next year today, and you might get a discount!20130622-105208.jpg

Rush Less

20130618-123033.jpgThanks to a 5:09 sunrise and still being biologically on East coast time, we were some of the first folks busting through the doors at Mt. Rushmore today. The hailstorms of yesterday yielded clear blue today.


20130618-123105.jpgFrom here we hit Crazy Horse and lunched in Deadwood. Now on our way to Devil’s Tower, the kids are watching Close Encounters in the back of the car to get in the mood.