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Grocery Shopping Adventure

I spent Monday with Mom and Amanda because I had an eye doctor appointment in their neck of the woods. They live in one of the most ethnically diverse zip codes in the country, so there are lots of interesting people and places in the area. They were excited to show me their closest grocery … Continue reading »

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UW Husky Football Game

Nick and I went to last night’s UW football game with Grandma and Uncle Eric. They played against California and won 41-17. Go Huskies! Eric sported his usual WSU jersey and the opposing team’s hat. (There is a big UW vs. WSU rivalry, like the U of M vs. MSU rivalry in Michigan. Eric went … Continue reading »

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EMP Museum

Today, Nick and I went to the EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum. The EMP is a funny-looking building in Seattle Center whose design was inspired by smashed electric guitars. It is home to pop culture exhibits from music to science fiction to fantasy as well as the Sky Church, a performance space with one of the largest … Continue reading »

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Friends of SPL Book Sale

The first day of fall was yesterday and Seattle weather sure seemed to know about it. We went from sunny and 70’s to rainy and 50’s-60’s as soon as the season changed. Nick and I went to Magnuson Park yesterday for a couple reasons: we wanted to go for a walk and Friends of The … Continue reading »

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WA Midsummer Renaissance Faire

Nick and I went to the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire today. While it’s definitely not as nice as the Michigan Renaissance Festival, it only opened in 2010 and it’s been growing every year. The Renaissance Faire is held in a huge open field in Bonney Lake, about an hour south of Seattle. Nick and I … Continue reading »

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Trip to Leavenworth

On Tuesday and Wednesday, I went to Leavenworth with Grandma and her sister, Martha Sue. Leavenworth is a Bavarian town just over 2 hours east of Seattle, on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains. For you Michiganders, it’s a lot like Frankenmuth, only a bit smaller and there’s no gigantic Bronner’s Christmas store. 😉 I … Continue reading »

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Big Four Ice Caves

Nick and I had a mini vacation over the weekend at my grandparents’ beautiful log cabin about an hour away. The cabin is on a lake and it’s quiet and pretty isolated; Nick and I don’t even get phone service up there, so we were off the grid all weekend. We invited Amanda and our … Continue reading »

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Lake City Farmers Market

Happy 4th of July, everyone! Nick and I are at the Lake City Farmers Market picking up some fruit and things for dinner.

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Father’s Day at the Ballard Locks

When I was trying to come up with something fun to do for Father’s Day, I saw some tweets about the fish ladders at the Ballard Locks. Nick and I had been wanting to visit the locks and this seemed like a great time to do it. The Ballard Locks connect Puget Sound with Lake … Continue reading »

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Chihuly Garden and Glass & Woodland Park Zoo

Chihuly Garden and Glass On Mother’s Day, a friend of Mom’s from Sweden was visiting, so we (Mom, Amanda, Nick, and I) showed her around downtown Seattle. Nick and I took the bus down and got there a little early, so we could pick up a few things at Pike Place Market. We met up … Continue reading »

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