Monday, July 11, 2011

I Heart Seattle Part 1

    Two weeks ago, we had a family emergency (that turned out well) and had to make a rushed trip to the Seattle, Washington, area. We were gone around eleven days and while the first couple of days were kind of scary, we ended up having a great time.
    It is a struggle every day to keep our Utah lawns tinged with green, because if we neglect them for a few days, we come back to yards resembling Shredded Wheat. Not so in Seattle. Yards are lush, filled with ferns, rhododendrons and hydrangeas. It's a feast for the eyes.  I could live there. Oh yeah.
    I hope over the next few days, you enjoy my pictorial journal of my visit.

The town of Leavenworth, WA. The whole town is decorated like a Bavarian village, with lots of quaint shops. Unfortunately, the two times we have been there, we were either too early or too late, and most shops were closed.
More Leavenworth.

Weston was intrigued by the moss on the trees.

My SIL's yard.

Road leading to my SIL's house. I would have loved to have taken a walk here but it's home to bobcats and bears. Oh my.

We did take a walk in this neighborhood though. I was reassured that nothing bad would happen.

The legendary harbor-front Public Market. Some day I will spend more than an hour here and bring at least $500 to spend. I promise.

Computer Geek's childhood haunt in his West Seattle hood. Right across the street is the Puget Sound. 

That made me hungry so I'm off to make lunch. Come back tomorrow for more!


  1. That's the first time I've seen anything of Seattle. I did see the film Sleepless in Seattle but I don't recall it being as quaint as this.

  2. Randi -

    Some good info on the area here too..,_Washington

    God Bless,

  3. Ken: It's a lovely place. They say it's frequently rainy, but the two times I have visited have been sunny and gorgeous for days in a row.

    Adam: Thanks, Adam,I will go check that out. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  4. Great photos. I'm happy the trip turned out to be pleasure, not painful.

  5. Auntie M: Thank you. We were so grateful it turned out the way it did.

  6. you know, of all the places I want to go, I really want to go to Leavenworth and I am deeply jealous of you right now.. Looks like you had an awesome trip lady.

  7. Sandy: In Leavenworth, even window-shopping is fun!

  8. Weston looks quite "scientific" in his intense study of the moss. Looks like a very lovely place to visit. Another one for my list!

  9. septembermom: I'll have to tell him you said that! You would love it there, Kelly.

  10. Outstanding photos of Weston with the moss, and the beautiful road.

  11. Jill: Thanks! We don't have much moss where we live in Utah, so he was surprised to see it growing on the trees.


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