Seattle and the Swamp

Baby C and I were in Seattle, WA from Thursday through Monday night. I’d never been there before. Wow, gorgeous and lovely. I took hardly any pictures because I was just enjoying the experience so much.

We were there because one of my college friends got married. It was a lovely wedding to a great guy – yay!

Coming home from mild, sea-breezy Seattle to my muggy swamp of a home state (woo Maryland) was still wonderful, though. It’s home, and my people are here.

Weekend in NY: Home Time

We stayed with my parents while we were in New York. I took plenty of pictures of people, but I’m too private to post them here. Here are a few pics of the colors and textures from the weekend.

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We had a good time wishing my sister a happy birthday, watching The Twilight Zone, going out for lunch with my grandma and a couple of her best friends, playing Mexican Train with my grandma, and having my great aunt and uncle over for dinner. There was also some classing staying up till the wee hours gabbing.

We also washed some clothes because we forgot F’s suitcase… parents of the year! At least that was all we forgot.

We baked a cake with wretched-to-spread frosting. Baking Illustrated, this was the first time you failed me! It was also the first time I ever used a hair dryer while frosting a cake.

And J and I even got to go out for pizza with just a sleeping baby while F had grandpa time. It was a very nice, relaxing visit!

 

One final image: a treasure found while beginning to pack up the kitchen for its upcoming renovation!

old Sandwich Bags box

Weekend in NY: Travels

high line play area

play area

 

high line bench and chopper

a bench made for climbing, and many helicopters landing next to the Hudson

 

high line tracks

It wasn’t very crowded mid-morning on a Friday in March

 

 

We visited my family in New York this past weekend and had a great time!

We tried driving at bedtime this time around, and it was a thing of glory. Baby C slept the whole way in both directions, and F slept for all but maybe two hours.  I had a long conversation with my husband! Twice in one week!

I’ve been wanting to see High Line Park in NYC ever since I first heard of it. It’s been mentioned in a couple of TED talks – Robert Hammond’s and Amanda Burden’s. Then on a whim a few weeks ago, I took this book out of the library to find out more.

We decided to go for it on Friday because the weather was nice. We went to the northernmost section because it was most convenient for us.

It was great! F loved it too. Baby C slept the whole time. 🙂

I want to go back someday soon to see more of the park itself and to see it in a different season.