Yesterday I left Seattle for an extended stay in Los Angeles. 3 weeks!

I was excited to go and sad to leave, if you know what I mean. I bet you do. That’s the way it goes with travelling.

But I got to go to the airport. And I love the airport. I don’t really like the whole flying in airplanes thing. But I like everything else about the airport. Even the security. Especially the people watching. And the anonymity. And the fact that we’re all there to set out on some voyage – we’ve all got our reasons to travel, some good, some sad, some boring. We’re all embarking on something. I just like it.

Why are you going to LA, mister jean legs over there? What about you, blue baseball cap?

I didn’t really ask. People don’t like it when you call them “jean legs.”

I flew Virgin American for the first time because they have cheapy cheap cheap flights from Seattle to LA. And, I was pleased and amused to discover, a plane party vibe all their own.

It’s like a club in here! Woohoo! Look at that mood lighting! Listen to that funky music! It’s as much like a club as a plane at 9 am can be, I suppose.

I didn’t really “woohoo,” aloud, don’t worry.

I did take pictures out the window though. The guy next to me looked at me like I’ve never been on a plane before.

I kind of want to go wherever this plane next to us is going.

See ya, Seattle! Or whatever that area below us is.

It was a beautiful clear day.

Washington’s a pretty state.

So pretty!

See you in a few weeks, WA.

Hi, CA!

It’s really hot here today.


Snoqualmie Falls


It turned out to be a lovely weekend!

As reported previously, the weather was fine, the air crisp, the sky blue.

Time for an adventure outside the city!

After making the rounds at the Broadway Farmers Market this morning and coming home laden with squash, apples, broccoli, potatoes, and more, I stopped at Top Pot to get a pumpkin doughnut!


That’s not enough adventure for you?

Well it wasn’t for me either. They didn’t have any pumpkin doughnuts left. You have to get there at the crack of dawn on a weekend if you want one. I settled for a maple old-fashioned and an apple fritter. Still felt seasonal. Though they cannot be compared to the pumpkin doughnut. Those things are glorious.

Ok. Brought the doughnuts home. Fed them to G and his brother.

Then we filled up our water bottles, stopped for a snack break (!), and hopped in the car! Hippity hop!

First we went to Redmond and looked at Microsoft. Hey, Microsoft, what’s up? The office that G’s brother works in is nice. Green paint. Ping pong tables. Diet Coke. Giant spiral staircase.

And those are just the highlights!

Then we drove to the Snoqualmie Valley.

And went to Snoqualmie Falls.


It is pretty!

And huge!

What’s that construction equipment doing up there?

It kind of looks like I’m punching G in the side, doesn’t it?

I probably was. I punch a lot.

Nice! Waterfally!

Then we went to a park with a view. Sorry, I don’t remember the name of the park.

That’s Mount Si. Sigh.

Mountain and moon.

After our outdoor adventures we went to a wine tasting.

Can’t complain.