Oh what full days we’re having!
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.
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.
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?
Not sure what’s with that photo. R probably said something rude just as he snapped it.
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
There are plenty of other beautiful planes at the museum. Here is R’s favourite. It’s practically silent.
I also love this reproduction of Amelia Earhart’s plane. It once completed her famous flight, the one where she was lost.
One of our favourite area is the WWII exhibition. It always takes our breath away to stand there and listen. So very humbling.
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!)
On the weekend we got out to the country. I love mooching around the vintage shops.
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.
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.
I’ll leave you with this silly thing: My two at lunch exploring their inner teen angst.
Sharing with Judith and the mosaic bunch.