Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Silence is Broken

Wow, its been close to 2 months since I last posted anything. I still haven't had any art time, but I thought I'd pipe up and let you know that I haven't disappeared under a pile of leaves. (I've been raking leaves for quite a while and most of them are still on the trees!)

In the last two months I may not have had any art time, but I did get away for a wonder week vacation with my daughter in Seattle and Whitefish, MT. It ended too soon. I'll be posted pictures and such from this vacation, for the benefit of family members who have been asking to see pictures for weeks! Then I'll get back to the fiber art stuff.

Here is the happy adventurers at the start of the trip.

Our first night was at the Sheraton in downtown Seattle. Adina arrived in the afternoon and I arrived in the evening. We picked a downtown hotel for our first night so that we could walk to the Pikes Market the next morning.

The vast colorful array of fruits and vegetables did, I admit, make me long for the long growing season of the west coast -- just a bit.

Adina took lots of pictures of the displays, too.

Lots of displays of seafood, too.

We had breakfast in a little cafe with a great view of the harbor and then continued walking around the market vendors. We came upon the very first Starbucks location. There was this cool 4 person band playing out front.

Here is the inside of the Starbucks. The line was long but we had to get a latte, just to say that we had. ;-)

We did find a nice yarn shop in the area and I bought some yarn. Unfortunately, I know forget the name of the shop! But it was within walking distance of Pikes Market.

On the way back to the hotel to pick up our car, I saw this street scene and had to capture it. It reminds me of the architectural drawings of my father.

From Seattle we drove to Whidbey Island, where we'd stay for the next two nights.