Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Seattle Photos

I took a quick birthday trip up to Seattle to visit my parents last weekend. It was a whirl-wind trip but we got to visit with lots of old friends and the weather was perfect (a good combo of rain and sun).

To start off: The Bugs (this one was resting on a lily pad at mom and dad's house)
A little out of focus but notice the koi that is cruising by for an inspection.

Papa spotted this lady on her nest. What is she again?This guy was rescued out of the toilet where he faced certain death (I didn't do the resucing. I'm half blind in the morning because I don't have my contacts in so I wouldn't have spotted him)

And last but not least, our favorite catch of the weekend, thanks to the eagle eye of Quinton Lewis.

Here are a few photos from the Wooden Boat Show. One of our favorites: Puffin.

We had a lovely hike just outside of Cle Elum, Washington. It was a nice 5-mile jaunt up to what would have been a great view, had the weather behaved.

At the top!

A fungus amongus!

These pictures are out of order. We actually did the horseback riding first and hiking second. But it's difficult to rearrange photos in blogger so the order will have to remain incorrect.
Quinton and Buck.
Sarah and Cedar.

Sonja and Daisy (a stubborn mule)

Karin and her kick-ass riding boots.


  1. How nice that you got to go home! Happy Birthday by the way!!!! :) Looks like you had a great time. Your family is so energetic...all of that hiking and horse back riding.

  2. Gosh! you were a busy bee! I am so glad we got to see you. Where did you go horse back riding? Not Flying Horseshoe Ranch?

  3. Yep, Flying Horseshoe Ranch. It was great fun.

  4. Anonymous8:50 PM

    You have some kick-ass insect pictures here. The moth is beautiful. I also like the giant koi cruising by with the eyeball.
    Your dad and I are trying to remember the name of the very scarey shark movie--but we're such nerds.

    Tom want to print the Mt Stuart view photo of the 3 of us.