Friday, August 29, 2008

Seattle Travelogue Part Three: All The Rest

from the car window
(Parts One and Two, if you missed them.)

These are all the other photos I took in Seattle, and clicking through them just now gave me serious pangs of vacation nostalgia. My aunt (who, due to Catholic Family Sprawl, is only eight years older than me) was a wonderful host, letting me sleep in and obligingly carting me all over town and treating me to amazing meals. I told her it was like Single Girl Fantasy Camp. And, when it was all said and done, I came home eager for my babies and my bed which is, of course, one of the best parts of traveling, of cleansing the palate so that our own little corner of the world is suddenly fresher, sweeter, and better than when we left it.

The sleeping in really did kick ass, though.

19 comments:

justjuli said...

oooh - Those "perfect green" glasses are awesome! I would have bought a whole set.
And the pedestal building would worry me. I don't think that I could go to work there everyday with out some zanax-therapy! ;)

Sheri said...

Great pictures! And I'm so jealous of the sleep. I miss my sleep.

Sounds like a great trip.

Stu said...

Great pictures.

Growing up in the Seattle area, those pictures bring back great memories of being downtown.

-Stu

Nora Bee said...

I have always loved that Rooms 75 cents sign. And did I ever say I hate my profile? THANKS. :-)

I'm Julie said...

Melanie do you have a magic camera?

Or did you take a vacation in the most incredible city on the planet?

(I suspect it is a little of both.)

Thanks for sharing those with us. That hobnail picture makes my toes curl. I need a day of antiquing! In Seattle! With your magic camera! And all the food you ate!

hippyhappyhay said...

Oh divine pics!
I'm with justjuli, that pedestal building would freak me out!
Now off to Flickr to leave annoying comments all over your pics.

Oh, and sleep in?? I'm not familiar with that term.

Tootsie Farklepants said...

My siblings are spread out too. So my oldest son is actually closer in age to my youngest sister than he is to his own sister.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

And I see Bad Mom and Whopping Cornbread and . . .!

bluemountainsmary said...

That photo taken from the car window is a stand out (beautiful treatment), so were the green glasses and the lanterns, and the architectural photos and and and...

Claire B. said...

Simply amazing photos of a wonderful place that I'm fortunate to live so close to. Thanks for making me want to get down there fast and just be a tourist.

the (new) cheap chick said...

You deserved the rest! I'm glad you got to sleep in. However, as a single girl, I can honestly say that very few people buy me meals and truck me all over town. But then, why destroy the fantasy?!

Manager Mom said...

Nothing wrong with a good night's sleep.

That top picture was way cool... how did you texturize it like that? iPhoto? Photoshop?

stephanie (bad mom) said...

Your magic camera somehow missed making me look like I was actually interested in meeting everyone...Truly, I loved the day! I felt as vibrant as the grocery dragon! But I look like I'm stuck in a seminar.

I miss you guys.

Lisa Milton said...

We do look ever so serious, don't we?

What a great set. I love that dragon. And those lanterns.

(You do such a lovely job, taking pictures from all sorts of angles...)

Hope you are having a great, post-dalmatian plantation weekend.

Renee said...

Sleep? What the heck is sleep?!

Renee said...

BTW...what photo software do you use? Great stuff!

J. said...

More great pictures -- and I love the new Beanpaste banner. : )

(And a little paste never killed anyone. At least I don't think so.)

~m said...

sleeping wha...?

Oh, those dee-lite-ful pictures! (when is your next tutorial, by the way???)

All Adither said...

Love that...everything is fresher and sweeter when you come home from vacation.