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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sleepless in Seattle

Tim and I took a little vacation to Seattle. I had never been there and we have family & friends we could visit. It was beautiful! I loved the greenery and the mountains right next to the water. It was so pretty.

We went hiking, went to Pike Place Market (where we saw them actually throw fish), rode a ferry, went to the top of the Columbia Tower (taller than the Space Needle--and cheaper), went to the Science Museum, went to an island, and had lots of good food. It was a perfect vacation...except that traveling threw off Brecken's schedule and he got back at us by giving up sleep altogether.
We saw our good friend from Laramie, Mike, his wife, Claudia, and their adorable baby, Michael (or "Mikito"). It was really fun to reconnect with them.


Here is my dear friend, Gwen Bushey. She is an excellent cook, hostess and hiker. We picked blackberries by hand at a local organic farm, which made me really appreciate the work that goes into getting fresh produce. It's kind of a dangerous process.
We also stayed with Tim's sister, Alyson, and her family, the Sweetnams. Thanks to Alyson's Korean roots, we got to eat authentic Korean food, shop at a Korean market, and watch Korean soaps (shockingly, even more cheesey than American ones). I found out I like "Milkis" (soda plus milk: 2 things I don't normally like that taste really good together). And Kacy, Michael & Bailey were so great w/ Brecken!
You will notice Brecken is looking very alert after snacking on the local berries. He's such a good boy, but a much more difficult traveler than he used to be. He screamed for about 30 mins. straight on the plane (which was delayed an hour and a half), much to the joy of our fellow passengers.


9 comments:

Linds said...

What a fun trip! I bet it was fun to see Mike and his family. I'm sorry Brecken had a rough time. He sure is cute and getting so big!

Macon Family said...

Looks like a fun trip, but bummer that you didn't get sleep. Brecken's hair is getting long, it looks cute!

Kiwi said...

Seattle is such a fun place in the summer. Trevor's brother lives up there. I think we're due for a vacation, it's been a long time since we've taken one.

Mark, Steph, & Alex Toone said...

Wow looks like fun, I was excited to see a picture of Gwen I haven't seen her since high school! It truly is a nightmare traveling with a one year old. I hate it! Love you guys!

Ellie said...

We should compare notes on seattle...Too bad you guys didnt get a fatty ticket to complain about.
-elizabeth

Amy said...

We were in Seattle last weekend visiting my sister. It is really beautiful there with all the green trees and even better when it's actually sunny. I think that Pike's fish market is so entertaining. I'm glad you had fun. Brecken with his curly hair is adorable!

Dashley said...

Arya! (this is Ashley Walton) I am so excited I found your blog so I can see what you guys are up to! It has been forever since I've seen you- I wish we lived closer. Our little boys could get into trouble together. :) Here is our blog address:
dashley-marshall.blogspot.com

TSimpson said...

I was just reading on Carolynn's blog and saw your comment, only to see a picture of Gwen and then a comment from Stephanie! It is fun to see what is going on with all of you! Hope you are doing well!

Camrae27 said...

I LOVE Seattle! Wow! I didn't know Gwen lived there! That is awesome, looks like you guys had a great time!