Saturday, April 30, 2011
The real estate agents there are so appreciative when I make the trip. I spent one day on Orcas Island. That night I spent at Outlook Inn and my room had a view. I taught a smaller class in a nice view room overlooking the water. I had to keep reminding myself that there are a number of agents in front of me and not get mesmerized by the view. At one point I saw something in the water out of the corner of my eye and I had to stop myself from running over to the window.
I hope that I made a good enough impression that I get invited to come teach again!
The signs for the Garden Art Fair pulled me so I stopped in Anacortes early on Saturday morning as I headed home. The old cliche... "It's a small world" rang true when I ran into Bob Brodie and his two grandkids. It was a fun little reunion.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The lights, noises, music blaring, scented air, ringing in casinos, bigger than life outside movie screens, wedding chapels, Elvis impersonators, dancing waters... and all the people... Yes... Las Vegas! It was my first trip.
I have seen pics of Vegas and it has been the backdrop of many television shows... but nothing compares to being there. Strolling down the walkway along the Venetian Canals, having lunch in the Eiffel Tower, and looking up at the skyline of New York City made it feel like an adult Disneyland.
There is a Statue of Liberty, a monorail and a Typewriter Eraser sculpture by Oldenburg.. and some good looking ducks... just like we have in Seattle. Hmmm.. did I feel at home?
I put money in slot machines.
I was in awe at LaReve, the Cirque de Soleil show.
I laughed watching Rita Rudner play the audience.
It was a magical trip!
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Thursday, April 21, 2011
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Saturday, April 16, 2011
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Phyllis Macay had a smile that would light up a room. She had a fun energy and a good outlook on life. I appreciated her creative talents and saw them most in her costumes and decorations at the Seattle Singles yacht Club for most of the last decade. She left years ago to sail around the world with Bob Riggle, who I also knew at the club. His methodical approach to things and her carefree whimsical attitude made for quite a mix!
|Phyllis and Natalie at her going away party|
They joined another couple on their sailboat cruising with Blue Water charters from India to the Mediterranean. Though they did what the protocol was in those waters, they were captured and later killed by Somalia Pirates.
In early April Phyllis' mother and sisters were in town. Along with Linda Landin, and a couple other friends, we planned a short trip out on Allen and Wendy's sailing yacht, Blue Fin, to spread her ashes on the open waters. It was very emotional and love poured overboard with her.
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
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