Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fun in the Sun!!!

Not much in the way of knitting or stitching is happening here because, wonder of wonders, the SUN is out....finally! We had more company this week, too, just after my sister and her hubby flew home. My friend Margaret from high school and her hubby were in town for a wedding in Fall City, so we spent a couple of days showing them the sights. Dick had spotted another yarn-bombing project while driving through Sammamish. It is by the same artist/s behind Occidental Park exhibit, only is a seasonal display. Here are the stumps in their spring attire:


From here we went to Snoqualmie Falls, Pike Place Market, and the International District. Thanks to our snowpack, the falls are quite beautiful even though construction is happening around them.

Both Margaret and I have read The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford and wanted to see the Panama Hotel which is featured in the novel. You can actually hire a tour of it or just enjoy a cup of tea in the tea room and look at all the artifacts. (Incidentally, it's a great read!)


The next day was so beautiful that we all decided to walk around Green Lake, one of our favorite activities. Taking advantage of the sun were "our" 17 turtles. We were amazed at how much the vegetation has grown in the past several weeks, making it more difficult to photograph them.

Dick managed to get some good close ups though. I'd love to watch them crawl out of the water onto these logs and wonder how they do it.

Since we were already near Fremont, we decided to eat lunch at Paseo's sandwich shop. Margaret read about it in the paper, which probably accounted for the long line that snaked out the door and down the street, but it was well worth the wait. With full tummies, we returned home, and our friends headed off to the wedding.

We spent most of the rest of the weekend working in the yard with time out for a Fourth of July picnic with our friends the Nelsons and a close-up visit to Brent and Catherine's "new" house. They'll move in later this summer.


I hope you all had a nice Fourth of July weekend. We surely did!

10 comments:

Linda said...

Looks like you had a nice weekend! Those falls look incredible! Love the turtles too!

Cranberry Morning said...

Looks like a great time! One of my favorite sights in the summer is a log full of turtles. Great photo. That book sounds intriguing. I'll have to check it out!

P.S. Glad to hear the sun's out. :-)

Dee said...

Wow! You've been busy! Love the yarn-bombed trees. That's a LOT of knitting!

Merry said...

Another fantastic journey....thanks so much for sharing your wonderful photos. What a great idea those stump socks and love the line up of turtles.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Welcome back! No wonder you always have visiting guests - you give such wonderful tours! Always love seeing where your journey leads! Thanks for sharing.

Rian said...

Make hay while the sun shines! You get so little of it...

Love the tree sweaters.

Rosalyn Manesse said...

Great photos, especially liked the yarn bombing and the turtles

Kathy said...

Looks like you have been busy and having fun too.

Library Gal Quilts said...

What a great tour! Thanks so much! That really is a lot of knitting! Had so much fun in Sisters! That is a darling house they get to move into! Love that!

Linda said...

You certainly get out and see life Judy. Love those turtles :-)