Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Vacation!!!!

Lucky me!!! My Dad and his wife, Mary, are flying me out to Seattle so that I can then take the ferry over to their home on Bainbridge Island!!! I love this area! It is so gorgeous...the water, the trees, the slower pace.....I love taking the ferry!
As you can see it is very beautiful there. I am looking forward to hanging out and doing the things we usually do.....watching the birds, eating almonds and grapes at cocktail hour, reading books, listening to good music, talking a walk in the woods....
...visiting Bainbridge Gardens which is a beautiful nursery, maybe going out on my Dad's sailboat if the weather is good, strolling through the downtown with all the great shops!
and then later during my stay my best buddy Noreen is flying up from L.A. so that we can drive over to Snohomosh and go to this big antique mall!!!! It is called Star Center Antique mall. We are planning on driving there and spending the night so that we can really antique it up!!!
One of my most favorite pre-trip activities is getting my reading material all ready. I have been avoiding starting a new book thinking I will start it at O'Hare on Saturday when I leave......so far I have this book ready to start. I came across it at Target (which surprisingly has a very good book section!) and it looked very interesting. I am a sucker for memoirs!!! Also, I am hoping to get Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Piccoult. Not sure why, but this looks like a good fast read too. I also got the new Marie Claire magazine because Tina Fey is on the cover and I find her fascinating. Once I am the airport (will arrive there early) I will look over all the book and magazine stands....so much fun! I can't wait to hunker down on the plane and read my way to fabulous Washington.....

If anyone out there knows of any good antique shops in the Snohomosh area, will you let me know???

I am flying back on May 10th and I will be back here on the blog on May 11th.....I will miss Mike who is staying home, my darling cat children, and all of you until then!!!

9 comments:

Diane Duda said...

Have fun!
We'll miss you!

xo
Di

Beth said...

Ninteen Minutes is sooooo good !
I can't it put it down !

I'm actually saving the last of it for tomorrow when I'm sitting in the airport waiting to pick up Michelle Ward !!!

Have a great time !!!

dogfaeriex5 said...

oh how i wish i could go with you what fun we would have except for that little ferry ride...do not like that so much!!!have a blast!!!
xoxoxoxox

Les said...

Have a fabulous trip. I'm quite envious, although I shouldn't be. I was just out there for two weeks last July. However, I miss being on a boat in the PNW! I suppose I can look back through my pictures from that trip and dream of the next one, whenever that might be.

Happy travels (and reading!).

By the way, the Laskas book arrived today. Thank you, so much!!!!! I can't wait to read it.

Janie said...

WOO HOO! Have the most awesomest time ever!!! I am so jealous!

Nan - said...

Lucky, lucky you! I love your enthusiasm and look forward to all your stories and pictures when you get back, Laura.

Relyn said...

Oh, have a wonderful time with your parents and your best pal. Your trip sounds amazing and you appear to be well-stocked with reading material. I always pack way too much reading material and have so much fun doing it. Then, of course, I buy more while I travel. ;^)

I absolutely love Bainbridge Island! Years ago when we lived in Oregon we took a trip to Seattle and "discovered" Bainbridge Island. What a fantastic place to live. Lucky you to have parents there to visit. Good luck antiquing. We will miss you while you are gone.

Trixie said...

Have a delightful, artful, scent-sational time! I still remember your photog from the last time you went. Enjoy, enjoy and you will be missed!

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful time you will have! I can't wait to see the photos you will take at those gardens!

How nice to have a few hours of uninterrupted reading time! I'm longing for that lately. Sounds like you're prepared!

Bon voyage!