Sunday, July 15, 2012

a day off

With summer in full swing, the Mister and I decided to take a day off from all the busyness and head to Seattle for a little adventure. 

 There were no cows or chickens to tend to. Only coffee cups to refill.

As a former truck driver, my Mister didn't mind the almost 3 hour drive.

There were no meals to prepare, but during one of our many pit stops, we gained a new appreciation for bacon. And the possibilities...

Hand dryer in a truck stop restroom~which explains the poor spelling. "I" before "E", except after "C"!

We captured moments on film...mainly because we were clean.

Me and my Minnie-me, Valerie

 We saw some famous landmarks,

The Space Needle
and we shopped 'til we dropped at one of the oldest farmer's markets around.

Right on the waterfront, Pike's Place market opened in 1907!

Tomorrow, the firewood stacking, fence-mending, chicken tractor moving, cow stall building, and garden watering will still be waiting for us.

My bouquet of sunflowers, dahlias, coreopsis, sweet peas, and baby's breath only cost $10~and I got the pleasure of watching the young vendor put it all together. Pure talent.

And we'll be ready.


Carolyn Renee said...

Sounds like it was a fun getaway.....I'm jealous!

tami said...

Your bouquet is full of my favorite colors and flowers. Love that market!

Candy C. said...

What a nice way to spend a day off! Those flowers are beautiful and what a great price! :)