|I was squinting at the photographer, |
very happy to be afloat in the cold pool... <wink>
First of all can I just mention that it is still hot over here in the Pacific Northwest! Weeks and weeks and weeks already... It is just a little bit too much really...
Anyway, onward to some ramblings. Last weekend we had the opportunity to do some dog sitting for friends who also happen to be living right on Lake Washington: we didn't say no! What a day!
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Then a few days later we had visitors from The Netherlands. My old neighbor from my elementary school days (= buurjongen) and his wife and daughter were close to the end of their RV road trip and they spent a night here. I couldn't even remember the last time we had seen each other and it was so much fun to chat and catch up. We took them Blueberry picking and we also showed them the Snoqualmie Falls, where now a very small stream of water is coming down because of the constant heat and no rain routine...
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Yesterday the hubbie and myself wanted to leave the house for a while so we spend the afternoon in Ballard/ Seattle. Most of the time was spent at the Ballard Locks, always a favorite of mine. The smell of salt water and the hussle and bustle around the locks always brings me back to our summer holidays sailing across the channel to England.
|Two big tug boats on their way to Alaska...|
There is also a big Salmon fish ladder there which brings lots of Harbor Seals to the area as well....
|You can spot a seal on the right...|
On our way back we stopped by a new favorite brewery called Stoup where we had a fabulous glass of Bavarian Hefeweizen. Our kids were born in Bavaria so it always holds a dear place in our hearts...
All this was already a great day, but then I managed to buy 8 yards of fabric along the way and 6 more today so you know what I'll be doing the next few months... (8 new patterns also!)
|Only 5 of the new 8 fabrics shown here. They are all shades of gray, not blue...|