31 May 2010

Seattle and Wiz

 Wiz had follow up appointments in Seattle last weekend.  He had an MRI on Friday morning, and a neurosurgical follow up on Tuesday.  We drove over on Thursday and came home Tuesday evening.  We had 3 and a half days of getting to explore Seattle.

 We went to the zoo, and there was a meeting of the minds.

 While he has grown (an inch!) since his surgery, he still fits pretty easily into a dinosaur foot print (Pacific Science Center).
 Butterflies are always cool! (Pacific Science Center).
Look!  (Space Needle)
 Watching the music and light show in the atrium of the Experience Music Project.

 Learning to play the drums on the drum kit (EMP).
 On the whale (Seattle Center)
 Cold, and wet on top of the Space Needle at sunset.
 Playing in the tide pool at the Seattle Aquarium.
 Olympic Mountains viewed from Elliot Bay (during our harbor cruise)
 Seattle from the water.
 Skyline view of Seattle, complete with the Space Needle.
R2D2 at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Museum.

13 May 2010

So Green

and so beautiful around here right now.  We keep getting flashes of spring/summer here, and maybe it is finally ensconsed.  I've been doing lots of gardening, but more cycling.

Today I rode out Middle Waitsburg Road.  I didn't go all the way to Waitsburg (it's 20 miles from our house), but I did go out twelve miles.  This is the turn around.

This shows how high the wheat is already.  Even if it has been cold this year, it is still growing well.  The red barn spoke to me.

Some fields aren't planted yet
but most are.  It was a good way to spend the morning.

11 May 2010

40 Is Busy

or it has been so far.

Since my birthday, I've been to Spokane (COM Meeting), the farmer's market opened, I've made ice cream three times, the Bishop came down, we had the Balloon Stampede, I've ridden almost 90 miles, and have done the usual things.  OH, and The Collar also turned 40.

I haven't had as much free time this year, and when I do, I have so many things I want to do.  The blog gets dropped, because it's easier to update twitter or facebook than it is to write a coherent post.  I'll stop now, and let you see some pictures of the balloons from this weekend.  All of these were taken Sunday morning, from our back yard.  We are right in the flight path, so we had them going over early in the morning.

And for those of you who don't know:  balloons are loud.  Seriously.  Those burners make a lot of noise.