Friday, April 09, 2010

Snow, brush with death, working late

We took a mini-vacation to the great state of Leavenworth this week. It snowed today. In order, we did the following:
  • Took a hot tub in said snow (kids and wife, not me)
  • Visited Jim and our dog, Bella. Not as much snow at his house.
  • Went to lunch with Jim, no Bella, at the Gingerbread House. Tasty sandwich and soup!
  • Went back to Jim's and geeked out on photography and stuff.
  • Drove to Smallwood's and looked at peacocks, colored chicks (literally), goats, alpacas, sheep, pigeons and lots of candy.
  • Drove over Blewett Pass, saw a SUV going uphill somehow fishtail, over-correct, then plow into the car RIGHT BEHIND US. Whew. Not us.
  • Drove to I-90 and had clear sailing until the base of Snoqualmie Pass, then it was everyone stop and put on chains.
  • Drove over I-90 and felt sorry for everyone that had to put on chains, because, in reality, you didn't need 'em. SUCKERS!!
  • Stopped off an exit because Riley had to pee, and man, did he have to pee! Melted about a 2'x2' patch of snow.
  • Drove to Issaquah, almost got blinded by sun in the low western sky and also its darn reflection DIRECTLY INTO MY EYES LIKE A SODDING LASER BEAM! Almost death again, but I'm being dramatic.
  • Ate dinner at Pallinos Pasta or Pasteria. I simply don't remember.
  • And now I'm working on updating my P365 blog to look nicer. It's not a cool gallery format, but it's free and I'm liking where it's going.
So, back to that blog. Back to Bellevue. Had tons of fun in Leavenworth and look forward to doing it again.

Peace out.