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!!!
17 hours ago