Wednesday, August 27, 2008


It's that time of year again when my thoughts turn to getting away before school starts. We always forget to take vacation earlier in the summer, then panic when we realize school is just around the corner.

This year, with my new job and all of the other insane things we have going on, we were only able to squeeze out a 4 day weekend. I do love a mini-vacation though, especially since it is much better than no vacation...

Anyway, this past weekend the hubby and I packed the girls into the car and headed north, to Seattle. each day we made a point of doing something special for each member of the family. This meant boat related things for hubby, the aquarium and many visits to the hotel pool for the girls and lots of visits to yarn shops for me

I seem to have forgotten to take pictures most of the weekend, which I think is probably a good thing. Means I was too busy having fun to think about it, right?

Among the many fun things we did was visit the Pike Street Market.

I loved seeing the sign from the back.

The girls, especially the oldest, love to eat anything that comes from the water. This is the girl who begs to try everything when we go to sushi and when given the choice of anything she wanted for her 5th birthday lunch chose lobster. Here she is ogling the crabs. She was not very happy about having to leave without one.

I ended up getting to four yarn shops over the weekend. The first was Little Knits, which is always great! Among the others, one was really not my taste, another way "just OK" although the owner was very nice and the final was Weaving Works, which was fantastic. I can see that it is going to become a regular stop anytime I am in Seattle. Yes,I did buy way too much yarn and no, I am not planning to show you any pictures right now. Maybe later.

By the way, I played Dish Rag Tag today. I'll tell you all about it next time...

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

Sound like you had fun. We didn't get anywhere this summer --seems like summer passes so quickly!

We are planning a "vacation" on Spring break to somewhere warm (Mississippi coast, Florida?)since we will be knee deep in snow around that time and ANYWHERE South will be warmer.We were planning to go last week, but hurricanes tend to put a damper on things!