Thursday, June 29, 2017

Full Day in Seattle

How convenient. Our air b and b was just steps from this doughnut shop! Yes, the doughnuts were spectacular, but did you notice the books?! I was officially on holiday when we walked in this place. Doughnuts and books. Now there's a great combination!

Filled with sugar, we were off to our day. Space Needle here we come. While standing in line, we got to read a bit about how the Needle came to be.
Scribbling on a napkin. All great ideas start with a napkin! Isn't that how J.K.Rowlings started?
Somebody quoted, "Every dream begins with a dreamer." Are you a dreamer? I'm working on it!
I thought this was pretty impressive.
When the Space Needle opened, I bet the lines were longer than the one we stood in to get to the top!
 How different the world is today. We asked a few boys in front of us if they had ever seen a phone like the one in the picture. We told them we still have one hanging on our wall at home. They looked at the phones they held in their hands and proceeded to look at us like we were OLD! Really old. SIGH!
 Remember when we watched The Jetsons and thought there is absolutely NO WAY life could ever get to that point?  I mean really...flying cars? Come on!  Hmmmm...I'm thinking we're closer than we ever thought possible!
I've never been to the Eiffel Tower, but this view was pretty spectacular.

Monday, June 26, 2017


Lavender reminds me of England.

While on holiday last week, we found a whole field of it.
Not quite at its purple peak, but pretty close.
Just being there was soothing.
Can't you just smell the calm?
Such a great place to take deep breaths!
Yes, there's a gift shop. And yep, I bought a few items. Okay, maybe more than a few! They made it way too convenient. Free shipping! My package arrived this weekend. It was like opening a Christmas present in June! A gift from me to me! Essential oils, shampoo, linen water...all with the scent of lavender.
Check out the way my bookmark was packaged!
I've already got the page marked in my book!

Do you like the aroma of lavender?
Check out Pelindaba Lavender online.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Guess where we went

Holidays are great fun. Especially when you travel to somewhere you've not been before.  Any guesses where we landed?
Yes, it's June and yes, I'm wearing a warm jacket!
Are these not the most beautiful flowers ever? Guess what kind.
My nose sniffed these lovelies more than once. (Lupines is the answer!  Does that give away where we are?!)
Harbor view. (The building in the photo would be your greatest hint as to where we ventured off!)
Yes, that would be the sun!
First Starbucks ever! Now do you know where we are?
Why yes I'd like to browse in the bookstore!
They threw fish! They actually threw a fish! Missed me...whew!
Who knew chewing a wad of gum and then sticking it to a wall would be called 'art.' The Gum Wall. I wonder if anyone has ever taken a piece...Ok, that's GROSS!! Really GROSS. Don't do that, okay? Okay!
Did you know this? Fascinating.
So fun to watch the little kids enthralled with the fish!
There really is a Starbucks on every corner!
Dead giveaway! Surely you've guessed!
View from the harbor tour.
By the end of the day, we were ready for a rest. And this was just the first day! This was our first time staying at an air b and b. Have you ever stayed at one before? Good? Bad?  We LOVED this one. Very chic and clean. Close in walking distance to everything. We would highly recommend trying it out. So fun to feel like a local!

Going anywhere fun this summer? Where?

Monday, June 5, 2017

Not Again

In light of yet another terrorist attack in my beloved England, I thought it appropriate to review the story behind the quote.

Also, I will be away on holiday for a bit. I will be back to blog about my adventures on June 22.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

A Long Walk

A few friends and I decided it would "be fun" to walk around Mpls/St Paul for 13.1 miles. 😊

Not sure swollen ankles, dehydration and fingers that end up looking like sausages would define "fun," but we sure tried!

I found plenty to smile about along the route. Come, reminisce with me.
About two minutes into the walk, we found this cat! Right in the front yard! I couldn't pass up the photo op, complete with my pink compression socks! Cute, eh?!
Gnomes and fairies, oh my!
I shouldn't have been surprised to find little libraries on the route. They were everywhere.
This one is made out of aluminum. Notice the pop cans!
You know I had to take a photo of this little library! Doctor Who! So cool.
Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss!

We walked down the middle of the worries! Plenty of room for dogs, kids, frisbees. A communal playground! I walked slow through this neighborhood. Shhhhh...don't tell my friends. They thought I was pausing to stare at these idyllic homes. Fooled them! My legs were killing me!
So, what would you do if you were standing on a bridge taking this photo and your friend says, "see that bridge way out there?"

"Yep," I reply.

"We're walking across that bridge eventually!"

I wanted to punch him!

I forgave him when we landed at this place.
I laughed so hard when I read this sign I nearly peed my pants!
Seriously, these donut balls are so addictive. The best donuts I have ever had. EVER!

Did you know tomorrow, June 2, is National Donut Day? I had no idea! But, I know where to stand in line to get some!

Our group loved the walk so much, we're doing it again soon.
I have a feeling this shop will be on the route!

Do you love donuts? Where do you get them from?