Posts Tagged With: Seattle
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I saw a preview for a new show coming soon on the Discovery Channel. “North America” premieres May 19th. Shows like this make me want to travel forever. I hope you can check it out too!
This past weekend there was a community yard sale in West Seattle. It was a last-minute decision, but we decided to hit the streets and find some deals. The first yard sale we went to had “camera equipment,” in their listing. We went and found cameras! Eric walked away with one camera, but it was only $1! Score!
At the first yard sale I found a letterpress drawer! I’ve been lusting after them for a long time now. They’re usually really really expensive if you can find them for sale online. I found this guy for $5. Win win win! We went to about 30 yard sales, but the only things we bought were at the first house we stopped at. We should have just stopped then and ate vegan donuts!
Last night we went out stepping! Joel, from Mystery Science Theater 3000, was in town giving a talk about how he got his start in television. I’ve seen him fours times now. I do love that man! His eyes are my favorite…mostly because they’re so sleepy.
We met up with some lovely new friends and had dinner at Bamboo Garden before the show. Eric and I haven’t been to an event with friends in quite a long time so it felt great to socialize!
Yesterday we officially kicked off the travel season! And by travel season I mean…OUR travel season. I think generally our travel season lasts longer than most. We picked up two of our friends and headed to central Washington. Jeff and Jamie had never seen the coulees in Washington so we were super excited to show them around!
We’ve been to Magnuson Park quite a few times over the past five years living in Seattle. Magnuson Park used to be a Navy Air Station but in 1975 part of it was given to the city of Seattle. Some of the buildings and roads from the days of the Navy are still intact. The path you walk on along Lake Washington is actually the old road. The park also has a picnic area, boat launch, dog park and an art installation made out of fins from former U.S. submarines! Pretty fun, huh?
After our carousel adventure on Saturday, we drove up to Carkeek Park to do some train spotting and tidal pool watching.
It was supposed to be sunny on Saturday. If the fog and clouds weren’t hanging on I bet it would have been sunny! We do know how to make the most of a sunless day though.
I recently backed a project on Kickstarter to help restore the world’s only Cowboy and Indian Carousel. The carousel is in Buffalo, Wyoming. The project WAS funded! Eric and I are planning to visit the carousel this summer on our drive back to Pennsylvania.
Today was an exploration day in Seattle! I took so many photos today. I’m going to split the day up into a few blog posts because I know you don’t want to sit through a million photos in one post!
We had brunch at Wayward to start our day of fun! I had my Diana Mini with me today for some black and white film experiments. The Diana has not been functioning properly for a long time. Eric examined it last night because I thought a part on the inside was broken or stuck. No it was was not broken or stuck, but he thinks that I haven’t been advancing the film properly. Sigh Diana, sigh. I’m giving it one more shot! Treat me well, Diana!
Other stops today included Pier 57, the carousel!, Post Alley, Pike Market and Carkeek Park.