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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Back from My SEATTLE Vacation

Well, my blogging friends, did ya miss me?

There is nothing like *Going Home* 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!

Humbly Lorena


Rebecca said...

Oh...I so hope to visit your homestate someday! Looks like you had a WORLD OF FUN!!!!!!

Glad to have you back girly! Been missin' ya!


It's Jan! said...

Oh, I adore Seattle! I lived there twice in my life and I always tease my kids that when I grow up I will live there again!

It sounds like you had a wonderful trip.

Connie said...

Yep, love that place and especially the Pike Place Market. Glad you are back, chick...

Jennifer said...

Lorena SO glad you had a wonderful time back in your home town withyour family.Sure is beautiful there.Hugs,Jen

Marilyn said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. I don't think I could have left the beautiful view of the mountain...Spectacular!!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Thanks for the pics, Lorena! I'm so glad you got to go!

I never lived in Buckley but I would drive through it all the time on my way to Enumclaw. I think the first milk shake that I ever had was there at Wally's drive in (or what ever they call it now.) we would also watch the fireworks show at the rainier school. (Don't know if they still do that.) Also, my best friend from High school still lives there-Susie Sidhu- The Pie Goddess!

So, you obviously *did* get to see the mountain! I'm so glad! When you've been away from it for a while, it's always surprising to see how big it is! One of my favorite views is when you're winding up through Black Diamond toward Enumclaw and you come through the trees and THERE IT IS! It takes my breath away!

My sister worked at the market for yeeears. She helped run a soup and salad restaurant there.

Seattle *is* a pretty city. So many flowers and gardens and so clean as far as cities go. I never felt at home there, though. My brothers, my sister and my cousins know the city like the back of their hand but my siblings were older when we moved away. When we would go back to visit, I was always glad to get back to the cows and the loggers! ☺

Okay, enough nostalgia! ♥

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Lorena, Your home state is beautiful and I am so glad you had a wonderful time with your family. Nothing better then spending time with loved ones that are so far away.
I would love to visit Seattle someday.

Loved catching up on your post below with the questions. Your pic is beautiful. You are one gorgeous lady!!
Thank you for stopping by. I am so glad you are back home.

Blessings to you, Celestina Marie


I did miss You!!
So glad that you were able to have a lovely visit with your folks & family.
I think I should visit Seattle...lots of things to see and so.
The LOVELY tassel arrived and each one seems prettier than the last. You sure have th gift for making them :) !!!
Let me know when you need more S&P's...
Have a great weekend.
Deb :)

Vicki said...

Hi, Lorena,
Thank you for sharing your wonderful trip! I am so glad you got to see your family and visit sites that bring back wonderful memories. I would love to visit beautiful Seattle some day. Thank you so much for stopping by Bunny Cottage today. I love to have visitors. Vicki

blushing rose said...

Yup! I was born in Chehalis just S of Puyallup, Dad lived in Puyallup. We are happily displaced to MD & it is equally beautiful without the majestic mountain peaks.

Glad you had such a lovely time.
TY for sharing. Have a beautiful weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

Vintage To Chic said...

good morning lady, So glad you have a great trip. Family is wonderful. Would love to visit the market.
Hope you have a wonderful week.

~~Deby said...

LORENA....I live in were all the way out my neck of the woods...oh my....
I would have met you for coffee...