Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Day in the Life

Saturday morning at the market

Croissant aux pommes...délicieux! I used to go to Le Panier sometimes when I was at UW--it's fantastic.

Outdoor farmers market stalls. There was a lady from Enumclaw selling cider, and it dawned on me that Washington really should get into the hard cider business. With all our apples, it could be like the Somerset of America!

Original Starbucks location...with massive 'summer Saturday' crowd. I got so claustrophobic inside the market that I had to stay outside most of the time...except when I stepped in for a quick picture

Inside the market...a bit blurry, but I love the flower stalls

I stumbled across a Tibet Festival at Seattle Center...I love being in the city, where you can just happen upon festivals and performances and things! I'm not that interested in Tibet, but it's just cool to see something different...

Buddhist monk making a mandala...I saw him twice during the day, about 2 hours apart, and he'd only filled in 4 or 5 of those sections in 2 hours!

Another Seattle Center event--Lego Games tour. 1) Lego has contests? What? and 2) I just thought it was a nice shot of the EMP :)

Hit a couple of stores on the way back, and still had time to kill before picking Mom up at work. It's really hard to waste 12 hours--even in a cool city like Seattle :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Stanwood-Camano Fair & Parade

Goat barn--I love those little pygmy ones!

Mal & the goats

Me & the goats

Vendor stands and pig barn

Pony rides and youth exhibition barn

Man on giant chicken...he's on stilts, and he makes it move its head by the reins

Vendors...and another appearance by the giant chicken man

Games section and some sullen teenagers

Ticket booth and games section

Tilt-a-whirl! Mallory & I went on it twice--it was much more intense than we remembered! We were both dizzy for about 20 min afterward...

Small animal barn (rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks, chickens, geese)

Randy Hansen, Jimi Hendrix cover artist. He was surprisingly good--sounded a lot like him! He even played with his teeth like Jimi!

View from the top of the Ferris Wheel

Mal & me on the ferris wheel

State senator Mary Margaret Haugen (in a really sweet car!)

Gaudy Windermere real estate float

School district "float" (it's a just bus full of kids waving flags...)

Youth Football, which was just terrifying. Little boys with mowhawks screaming aggressively...

Square Dancing float, haha!

Boy Scouts

Science Team...apparently Mrs Ringland is still driving them to greatness at Nationals (of course they're good--she has them staying after school for 3 or 4 hours, 5 days a week. The most dedicated ones even come to school an hour early and work in her classroom...This is why I quit!)

Uff Da Shoppe--people in gnome costumes driving a VW bus=amazing!

Cedarhome Christian School...If you're going to advertise a school, you should check your signs for spelling & grammar mistakes. "Old Fashion Values"? What, you like vintage clothes? haha!

Another spelling error. "The Bible says die without Jesus + you loose!" Wow. Just wow. Please just have somebody look over your signs before the parade.

Seattle Fire Department's Pipe & Drums Band. They were great!