Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Rock and Roll

Last week was a bit of a big week.

Firstly, on the 21st, it was Dave and my 10th wedding anniversary.


Yep, there we are, over the top. 10 years ago on the Solistice in Winona MN.

I’d put a “now” picture up here but, funny, I don’t have one. Hmmm. Well, maybe coming up in the next few days-I plan to do some things to celebrate this weekend. Because last weekend, when the anniversary and the solstice and the super moon and the Western Washington Quilt Shop Hop was going on, I was a little busy doing a thing called….

Rock and Roll.

Started on Wednesday when I went to the airport to pick up Cathy and Tiffini, flying all the way from Minneapolis, MN.

IMG_0300 Me-

waiting in the cell phone lot. It’s a little creepy there, but not to worry. I survived.

And so started 4 days of non stop going. (Well, at least 3 days, on the 4th day we rested a while)

Thursday saw us at the Tacoma Farmers market buying fresh local produce-and a really cool vase that hangs on the wall, holding my 5 dollar bunch of flowers.

IMG_0302 See it on the wall?


Then off to the waterfront for the first of many seafood dishes eaten at fine restaurants.


It was a little grey and blustery out-seems they brought the MN weather with them as it hadn’t rained in a while before they arrived. And yes, that is Cathy’s large wine goblet in the front (Tiff is artfully hiding her Mojito)

We hung out back at the house, had a little more wine, and then the next day was off to Seattle for the start of Rock and Roll, among other things.

We started at the Century Link field for the Expo. Sweet.


I explained the inner workings of the Seahawks to Cathy-



I bought a new running skirt….

distance athletic skirt

That is not me modeling it, in case you were impressed by my tight figure. But it doesn’t look bad on me-just not quite this airbrushed good. I like it.

I took a picture of this and sent it to my friend Jeff because we worked for someone named Yogini and she was completely Nutti.


We went to the Pike Place Market to the fish store (but they don’t throw the fish anymore) and down the marketplace. Again impressed by the fruit and flowers. I love the market, but usually in the middle of the week in about October. Still, it was fun.

We posed in front of the original Starbucks-


See it back there to the right (in little letters)-the line was ridiculous. Everyone wants an original Starbucks. Whoa. We do love our caffeine.

And there was this on top of the building-


As the Bloggess would say-Lean into the Weird. We ate at the market too. Second of our seafood meals.

We walked along the streets of Seattle and saw some interesting things. Tiff had a little thing with a kilt……


It’s hard to explain…..

And we stopped at the waterfall garden-birthplace of United Parcel Service.

What can Brown do for you?


Who knew they could do this?

We had to leave at 3 to get back (traffic, Friday, I-5, Seattle-it is what it is). Plus we had dinner at the Country Club with G-pa at 6-3rd of our meals out.

However, we did have time to stop at one more market.


I’d say, here in my hometown, there is a Farmer’s Market for everybody.

Saturday came and we got up early because it was time to

Rock and Roll!!

The pictures of us together are still on the Rock and Roll Website which is here- Click on the link, then go to results, 1/2 marathon, search my name, click on my name, then look at my photos. You’ll see a bunch of us together which are great, and some of me alone-which are not so much.

After the race, though, we did get this shot-

RnR 2

No, I did not run in my jeans-I told you I ran in my new skirt. I changed so we could go out to lunch, again.

In the back ground is Hot Chelle Rae. A band I was only vaguely familiar with but who were pretty good.


Although they were off to tour with Justin Bieber, which knocked them down a peg or two in my book. Cause ewwww, Justin Bieber. But maybe they don’t have to socialize.

After this, we walked over and had lunch at the Space Needle. It was delish, but spendy and I’ve had better. But it’s the Space Needle. I’m such a tourist-I love it up there.

Space Needle

Yikes, my hair. I think we look a little like 13.1 miles of road. But still, it’s the Space Needle and who cares. The day was really nice.


We could see runners still on the course after 5 hours. Which is why I don’t run marathons. Although I can be done in 4 1/2. Still. I’d rather be watching from up here than running it down there.


That’s a big pond.

We managed to make it home in time to have some steamed clams and a few (plus some) beers for me. They were delicious.

Sunday, a tired day and a sitting around day. Except for a short trip to Point Defiance, Owens Beach-


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We rested up the rest of the afternoon, after hitting the veggie stores for fresh produce.

And Monday, off they flew back to the drippy humid weather. I miss having my peeps here.

But you gotta go back to the everyday world.

Bye Bye Girls-see ya at Ragnar, only a little while away…..


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