I lived in Tacoma for 18 years and worked for two of those in Seattle. One of my favorite places in the world is Mt. Rainier National Park. I’m happy I got to see The Mountain on this trip. Last time I was in Seattle for nine days and saw only rain. Read the rest of this entry »
I know I’ve been remiss in my blog posts lately. New computer. Stuff to do. Places to go. I’m now in Seattle visiting my son, his wife, and my new (and first) granddaughter Sophie. KUOW Seattle Public Radio’s Facebook post said they wanted people to write letters to loved ones regarding their feelings on the upcoming inauguration. I had written my son a letter 31 years ago about my hopes for him, and thought why not. It’s a good time to let little Sophie know what her MeMaw hopes — and fears — for her. Read the rest of this entry »
I shouldn’t complain. I lived in Tacoma, WA for 18 years. I know what the weather’s like there. But my son and his wife live there, and I hadn’t seen them since their wedding 16 months earlier. The notorious rain actually started in Eastern Washington, the dry side, and followed me all the way: Through Snoqualmie Pass AT FREAKING NIGHT – which badly needs a fresh coat of lane paint. Across the Lake Washington floating bridge. And pretty much stayed for the next nine days. Oh, there were about four hours of sunshine. Never saw Mt. Rainier either. Read the rest of this entry »
This story picks up in the middle of my road trip. I left Big Bend last Monday, and there isn’t much time for photo editing and blog posting when I’m on the road. But I’m at my son’s house in Seattle now and it’s a rainy, indoorsy day so I can switch blog hosts as my son has recommended.