I cannot tell a lie…..

The second sunset of summer.

You would have got the first but what can I say, I was in Bellevue quaffing far too much chilled wine with my good buddy and we completely missed it.

Oh the high price of friendship๐Ÿคฃ

Now that summer has officially arrived at long last we’re even getting a heatwave complete with heat alerts this weekend so rest assured that after months of complaining about the cold and the rain we’ll all be whining that it’s too hot by Sunday night ๐Ÿ˜œ

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Weekend adventures

Chelsea went on her traditional family camping trip last weekend for her birthday and Anders got to join in for the first time this year ๐Ÿ™‚

While they enjoyed Deception Pass, David headed to Mt Si with Taryn & Colton for a Father’s Day weekend hike. He called to tell me they only spent an hour and 39 mins getting up there and according to Taryn ย he likes to descend even quicker ๐Ÿ˜‰

You’re right – some of us got to stay home, relax and have the newspaper all to ourselves so we were all happy ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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Wheels! ๐Ÿ‘

Yay – my chauffeur was finally in town this week so I could get out and about and do things a little farther from home ๐Ÿ˜

That meant christening Taryn & Colton’s new downtown apartment and then going out to eat some really good Thai with them.It also meant catching a ride back over to the Eastside and hooking up with one of my partners in crime who has been off on a wild woman jaunt for the last six weeks so there were lots of adventures to listen too as we sipped our wine ๐Ÿ˜„ We had a happy hour with friends that we were able to fit in there too and amazingly enough David’s time at home coincided with a new rainfall record on the day I volunteer at the the Log House Museum so he was able to give me a lift there and back so I didn’t get soaked – phew! And yes, of course we talked Chelsea into bringing the kids over one day as well ๐Ÿ˜„Grandad holding Anders up and Grandma reading to Cora – we pull good double duty ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Mystery solved!

Saw this plane overhead the other day together with a smaller one apparently taking photos of it. Wasn’t sure what the story was but as usual our fabulous West Seattle Blog came through and solved the mystery for us ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks to Claudio for the photo of the Breitling DC-3, which you might see flying over West Seattle again today โ€“ itโ€™s stopping at Boeing Field today during its quest to become the oldest airplane to fly around the globe.DSC_1454

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Happy 3rd Birthday Cora!



Grow up quickly don’t they?!

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today’s view from Weather Watch Park

I was keeping an eye out for the humpback that’s been hanging around here recently when I headed out for my roll today but then heard and saw these military jets over the mountains instead ๐Ÿ˜€Ran into some friends on my way back and we watched an osprey fishing for a while too. Almost summer in the Pacific Northwest – good times ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘

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Busy weekend :)

this was 7 or so hours of David’s Saturday….

and then today we went back to Cora’s house to enjoy her 3rd birthday party with family and friends. As you can see the sun shone, there was cake and a good time was had by all! ๐Ÿ™‚


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Not a bad day for a roll…

Another beautiful day to take advantage of my neighborhood..

and of course yesterday we hadย thisย to look at ๐Ÿ™‚

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tennis, tennis, tennis :)

you’re right – all I’m doing for a large portion of my days this week is watching glorious coverage of the French Open ๐Ÿ™‚

Occasionally I turn my head a little further to the left between points and glance out of theย window tooย though……always something to see out there ๐Ÿ™‚

And now back to the action…… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Missed this but glad someone else didn’t!

IMG_1378No, I was not still outside rolling the streets of West Seattle in the early hours of this morning but thankfully David Rosen and his camera were – amazing shot of last night’s aurora from Anchor Park. ย I was safely tucked up in bed after SNL because I had tennis before breakfast to look forward to today – yay Roland Garros! ๐Ÿ˜

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