Posing in front of Table Mountain (but not the Table Mountain)
Mount Shuksan from Washington State Highway 542 with an interesting altocumulus forming above.
We made up for me being in the UK while friends from the UK were here in the US with a little weekend trip to the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Fay, Molly, Fin and Harvey made it to the top of Artists Point, with Mount Shuksan (9,127 feet or 2,782 metres) behind.
That is snow on the ground in July; the road up had only been cleared and opened the previous day.
The charter for the market in Honiton is 750 years old this year — hence people doing odd things like dancing in the street and throwing penny coins about.
Baby Amelie at near enough one month old; exhausted after a stroll along the promenade at Sidmouth.
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It’s been a year (over a year) since I last traveled for work!
So to celebrate, compare and contrast the towels of Cambridge (above) and Boise.
Diablo lake is formed by Diablo Dam, part of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project and is surrounded by the odd mountain or two.
The boys (+James & Robert) had their hiking feet on again
and added another waterfall to the bag!
Much thanks to the crew: Jeff, Jeff, Cara, Adam, Ranger Paula, Ranger Lilly & the rest…
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Last Friday was ‘bring your kids to work day’. H & F suffered that, the “store”, and a quick scoot into REI for supplies for the weekend on the way home.
Priceless moment while checking them in at reception:
Dad, pointing to illuminated Internet Explorer ‘e’ sign above the entrance: “do you know what that is?”
Dad: “What to do you use when you go to the cbeebies site?”
Much laughter from people various gathered in reception :-)
So, while some of us sat in meetings in 10/2269, kids+chums hit the beach at Golden Gardens park.
That’s _almost_ the pacific in the background!
Here comes the fourth of July…
…enjoy independence day.
Not to be outdone by Victoria, Fay was prepared for a quick nap outdoors, safe in the knowledge that no mossie was going to give her West Nile virus.
BBQ’d home made burgers and chicken for tea.
looks like we did something similar last year only Aunty is tightening up on the stuff that’s available to expats overseas :-(
Kayaking is out with a 6 and 3 year old, and grade 4 white water is definitely a no go. So, after the rafting trip, our next water adventure was a little paddle on Lake Washington, in around union bay by the Arboretum.
Very relaxing, in fact too relaxing. Guess who had a little sleep in the bottom of the boat?
If you’re visiting, boat hire was from the University of Washington’s water activities center.
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