Well, my blogging friends, did ya miss me?
There is nothing like *Going Home*...do you know what I mean? As many of you who read my blog know, my parents and sister gifted me with a ticket so I could come to for a visit. A gift that means the world to me. My family usually takes a yearly trek out to the state of my birth. Yep, I was actually born at Providence Hospital in downtown Seattle, Washington...50 years ago. I grew up in the berbs, or for those who might know where, Federal Way which is about 35 miles south of Seattle. Over 10 years ago my parents sold the home I grew up in and bought a place even further south in Buckely. Buckley, is actually a very old logging town, located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range...a quaint town that has seen many years go by. And the crowning glory of the range is Mt. Rainier...the highest peak in the contenental U.S.
The view as you approach my folks home are some of the most amazingly beautiful shots you could ever visually see of this majestic mountain. Of course, I left my camera home!!! Man...what a goof I was for doing this.
This is a picture I found on the internet..which is a close representation of what you would see. Amazing, huh? At every twist and turn up the 410 highway you will see this mountain. It NEVER ceases to *AWE* me of its beauty. I miss it very much.
On Friday we did the PUYALLUP. Anyone know what I am talking about? Its the 10th largest STATE Fair in the country...and the best one I know of for sure. I have many childhood memories of *Doing the Puyallup*. And we did it up right, with warm weather, blue skies and we walked til we dropped!
If you go to the Puyallup fair you MUST have a scone! These are the YUMMIEST goodies in the world! Warm buttered biscuits with a huge dollup raspberry jam. My mouth is just watering thinking about them. Another fair special are the Krusty Pups..or in laymen terms, corn dogs...Oh my..a lil' mustard and its pure heaven on a stick!
My family also threw me a belated birthday party on Sunday and then on Monday my 2 sisters mom and I met up in downtown Seattle.
Along the Puget Sound, which Seattle rest upon, smack in the middle of town is the PIKE Place Market. A feast for your eyes, ears and nose. We wandered through many craftspeople, farmers, flower growers and YES those smelly ole fish shops. The first opened STARBUCKS is also residence in the famous place. The people come from all over the world to see the sights this unique marketplace has to offer. If you ever plan a trip to Seattle, this is a MUST see!!!
I thought I'd throw in a few pictures I found on the internet of Seattle. It really IS one of the prettiest cities I have ever been to. Where in the United States can you see, ferries on the water, overlooking the Olympic Mountain to your west, a city rising out of the Puget sound, and to your South East look at the view of a Moutain rising as a majestic watch tower for all to see?
And...when in Seattle, do as the Seattleites do...DRINK coffeeeeeeee! Lotsa STARBUCKs coffee!!!
I truly had a wonderful, very quick trip. And alas have memories to hopefully keep me going one more year before I may be able to trek across the miles to my *home* once again...thanks mom, dad, Marci and Paul!