Hello from Sunday night

January 18, 2015

Oh what full days we’re having! πŸ˜€

Robert and I even managed to fit in a day in Seattle.

We went to visit a friend, to pick up some specialty car parts R had sent to our friend, and to visit the Museum of Flight and our favourite plane, The Blackbird.

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I’m in awe of this beautiful piece of aviation sculpture, and each time we come visit, I just stand transfixed staring at it for as long as I can.

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And I love to sit in the pilot’s seat and pretend I can fly it. Wouldn’t that be fantastic to actually fly it?

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Not sure what’s with that photo. R probably said something rude just as he snapped it. πŸ˜€

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Anyway, I love this plane so much I even wrote a long ode to it a few years ago. Each time I stand there I say the poem to myself. Here it is: Blackbird

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There are plenty of other beautiful planes at the museum. Here is R’s favourite. It’s practically silent.

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I also love this reproduction of Amelia Earhart’s plane. It once completed her famous flight, the one where she was lost.

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One of our favourite area is the WWII exhibition. It always takes our breath away to stand there and listen. So very humbling.

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Of course, we had to stop for lunch and supper. Oh my. I love American diners! And Olive Garden! I came back two pounds heavier! (I know it’s so bad for me, but once a year or so I can’t resist the chicken fried steak!)

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On the weekend we got out to the country. I love mooching around the vintage shops.

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I found this lovely book called “Counting one’s Blessings; The Selected Letter of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother” I really wanted it but the $29 price tag put me off. Thank goodness for iPhones. It costs $5 on Amazon!!! I’m getting it. πŸ˜€

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We also popped into C’s favourite boutique The White House, where she spied a lovely necklace a couple weeks ago and wanted to go back to get it.

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I’ll leave you with this silly thing: My two at lunch exploring their inner teen angst. πŸ˜€

Sharing with Judith and the mosaic bunch.

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12 Comments

  • Reply Maggie January 18, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    The museum looks intersting, the food looks yummy and the shopping experience wonderful!

  • Reply Eileen January 19, 2015 at 1:45 am

    The museum looks like a fun place to visit.. It is neat they let you sit inside the planes.. Looks like a fun time in Seattle! Great shots, have a happy week!

  • Reply Pamela Gordon January 19, 2015 at 2:30 am

    Hi Veronica. What a fun excursion that was! My husband would really enjoy the plane museum and I’d enjoy the vintage shops. Have a wonderful week!

  • Reply catherine January 19, 2015 at 3:14 am

    ha ha ha! loved seeing my brother performing that song! πŸ™‚ x

  • Reply Christie January 19, 2015 at 5:57 am

    Looks like a fun day! Good score with the Blessings book! Thanks for the fun clip at the end – kudos to Robert and Chloe for their performances.

  • Reply Judith @ Lavender Cottage January 19, 2015 at 5:59 am

    My husband would love that museum and it’s exciting that one can sit inside the planes.
    Your hearty dinners look like they would pack on a couple of pounds but hey, we only live once!
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Veronica.

  • Reply Maya Harrison January 19, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Wow, this looks like a great adventure. That is a lovely museum that you visited. It would really be nice to try sitting on those airplanes myself. Maybe someday. I enjoyed every picture that you posted and thanks for sharing.

  • Reply daryledelstein January 19, 2015 at 9:19 am

    i hope she got the necklace .. what a lovely day … and you are looking quite wonderful

  • Reply Lorrie January 19, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    What a fun time you had in Seattle. I haven’t visited the Air museum there, but it looks amazing. How great that you can sit in the planes for photo ops!

  • Reply tinyWOOLF January 19, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    listen, you guys? you know how to live!! and thxs for sharing… the video of course, being TOP. as are those shops you visited, and the planes museum? i wish…. n?

  • Reply Dewena January 20, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    They are so darn cute! And you, Veronica, are beautiful!

  • Reply babso2you January 24, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Great photos! And, I love the lip syncing! Wonderful!

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