It’s Friday!

We tried a nice Indian place for dinner.    I loved it.  We took the long way home and waited a half hour watching the sun set behind the Olympics.  Simply gorgeous.  If we waited another 20 minutes it would have been even more amazing.   Stay tuned.  🙂

  

100% chance of woo hoo!

I’m very thrilled to see the weather forecast for the next few days.  FINALLY some not-rainy days!

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I’m looking forward to spending some time outside!  This morning I got an early start… went for a long hike in the woods.   This shot shows the just risen sun peeking through the tree trunks at the horizon.

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And in the middle of my hike I came upon this tranquil view.  Very pretty.

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A look through the window, on my way home.

I’m headed home today, after a nice, long visit in the Pacific Northwest.   I’ll share a few of the sights I took in along the way…

Roadsters on the way to the airport:

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On the plane I chose a starboard window seat, expecting the normal fly by with Mount Rainier on my right.   It turns out we flew south of Mount Rainier, so instead I had a view of its neighboring Cascade peaks Mount Adams (in the foreground) and Mount Hood (beyond and to the left).

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The Columbia River gorge, with the Miller Island to the left, where the Deschutes River joins the Columbia, and beyond it, the Dalles, and then Mt Hood in the distance.

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It rained a bit while I’ve been gone, and I could see the 630.5′ high Lake Travis through the steamy haze.IMG_4749

We flew over my neighborhood, and I got a shot of our house!  Funny.

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And Big Blue’s Austin offices… quickly being swallowed up by the Domain and other new development.  Looks like noone works weekends anymore.

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Home sweet home.

 

 

 

Friday evening on the Sound.

This afternoon we hit the Sound, again, with Fran, Art, Rebecca and Aaron.   We hopped onto their boat at this beach.IMG_4174

Then motored over to watch a local marina’s Friday night regatta up close.

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Then toodled around to see what we could see.  On the left, a sea lion sunning himself on a buoy.  In the background, Mt. Rainier, Blake Island and a Seattle-bound ferry.

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It was beautiful out, but not necessarily warm.

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And, a lovely sunset.

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