Sun set on a lovely lake day.

Today was one of our first days on the lake this year!   Usually we’ve been tearing it up for several months already.  But life has keps us both busy.   Julie and Ryan joined us for the day.   We were excited to see Marty and Sue and their beautiful new boat!

We both went out for a sail in light winds.  It was nice to be out there – a beautiful sunny day.

Back at the marina, we enjoyed watching the setting sun together.  The lake is at 683.66, several feet over full.   The water is flooding parts of the parking lot at the marina.  A site we have not seen for 6 years or more.   The flood gates on the dam will be opened on Monday to lower Lake Travis a bit, as more rain is expected next week.  I have not forgotten the feeling that many years of drought brought, but to see the lake brimming is truly a sight to see.

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The sun sets on January.

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Wow.  That was fast.  January flew by.  This weekend is very un-January-like, though – sunny, with temps inching into the 80s.  I took this shot as the sun was dropping last night.  The light through the trees was gorgeous.

We’ve decided to leave the signpost up that I made for last summer’s family reunion.  It just seems right.

Monday Monday. 

Worked from mom’s house again, and then headed out to meet Colleen and Jake for dinner.  Our table had a beautiful view overlooking Elliott Bay.  Simply gorgeous. 

 The Great Wheel after sunset:  

 And….. The golden hour:

  

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.  :)

  

Seventh inning stretch. 

We hopped on the ferry tonight to watch the Mariners play the Angels.  A group of ten of us sat together in King Felix’s court, rooting for the Ms.  As the sun was setting I popped up to the 300 level to get a peek over the Port of Seattle towards Elliot Bay.  The haze is still thick.  The sun was like a pink ball glowing in the sky.


And we won!

Chasing sunsets.

We popped into our local public house for dinner and some cards tonight.   On the way home we were treated to an awesome sunset… complete with rainbow and mammatus clouds (Monte looked it up).   We had to dash around a bit and didn’t get a good shot, but hopefully this gives you an inkling of how beautiful it was.

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How sweet it is.

It’s a beautiful Saturday. Temps in the high 60s for a change. We are anchoring out in our cove.
We have the place to ourselves.

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Tutti a tavola e mangiare!

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And for dessert: HOT BUTTERED RUM!
Cheers!

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We tried Emeril’s recipe and it was just right!

And now, for something completely different…

Last week I began a short break from the rat race, taking a couple months off from work.

Soooo….I went shopping on Monday; golfing on Tuesday; sailing on Wednesday; woke up at anchor Thursday morning; back to the lake Friday for two nights on the boat; rafted up with Kurt & Kevin on Dancer, and Marty & Sue (yay!!) on Caribbean Hug Saturday night; made it back home Sunday night to watch my Seahawks and make pizza; and then headed to Seattle for a visit this past Monday.

I’ll try to get my sheila365 groove back. :)

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