Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Washington in pure sunshine

We visited old friends in Kirkland who gave us all their time and help devising a travel plan, and even a place to stay for a few days!

We delivered a finn fleece to someone in Renton-- it would've been easier to mail it, but it was a kick to be going to the state, right near where the fleece needed to go! So we saw a very nice suburban neighborhood, with lovely plantings.

We saw Pike Street Market, bought great fresh produce, ate salmon for lunch. . . and toured the Seattle Aquarium.

We took a ferry across Puget Sound from Edmonds to Kingston, then drove up to the top of the Olympic Peninsula, to Port Angeles. I KNOW we saw sheep farms, or evidence of such critter care. I suggested to DH that we move there and do the same; the green growth everywhere was just so beautiful.

A day on Dungeness Spit fooling around with the masses of driftwood; Dungeness crab for lunch-- a day hiking up Hurricane Ridge--
all in sunshine.

More to follow. . .
Have to learn how to load the new camera's photos into the new laptop!

Mt. Rainier from the plane, coming in

7 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

You came, you saw, and you're back home again already! Yes, we've been having lovely (dry) weather lately; could use some rain! There are Shetland breeders in the Seattle area; too bad you couldn't hook up with any. And I wouldn't have minded you bringing along a nice pollie for my breeding program!

Claire said...

Sounds like you are having a lovely time. I will look forward to the pictures!

Gail V said...

Well, Michelle, if I'd have known. . . one of my boys could'a' had a new home. . .
say, I have a sister in law who flies for Northwest/ oops, now Delta-- she's not much of a farmer, but I wonder if she could accompany a lamb?

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I don't know if she could "accompany" a lamb, but perhaps she could ship one for free if she's on the same flight? I'm actually back in the market for a new ram again, after backing out on the yearling I was going to get. (I'm just too picky on conformation!) I know Delta ships animals, although I think we used Continental last year to ship a lamb to Alaska.

Donna said...

I am glad you had a nice trip and that the weather cooperated.

Karen B. said...

I can't wait for your pictures and to hear more!

Terri D. said...

Sounds like you had a great trip. And yay for the sunshine!