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Showing posts from December, 2015

Thank you 2015

It's been an incredible year! There have been some rough times, but the brilliant moments have kept me going and continue to shine brightly.  Here's a look at some of those bright moments:

woodland critters visited

took some bicycle adventures

visited with the community kitties

There are three stray cats that the community takes care of throughout the year.  They have been spayed, get meals delivered daily, and just about whatever they need.  They seek shelter in the nearby homes during winter.  I've been walking this route for two years now and the cats always greet me.  

grey whales

watched a neighbor's fireworks

summer eclipse, sunsets and sunrises

We haven't gotten any snow yet, but the mornings have been frosty.  
I look back at the year with gratitude and I am looking forward to the New Year.
Wishing everyone all the best in 2016.

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anniversary day trip two

After arriving early a.m. in Seattle, we got some coffee to go in pike's market place and sat in a public patio overlooking the waterfront.  We watched the ferries and cargo ships come and go.

Just before we got off the ferry at Bainbridge, it started to rain.  We had raincoats, but those would not be enough for this downpour.

It poured rain the entire day. That didn't stop us from exploring the town for a few hours.

As we were soaked from head to toe, we didn't go into many shops or galleries. We did visit the bicycle shop and had lunch at  SuBi Japanese restaurant. We hope to return again to explore the island on bicycles.

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joining our beautiful world

bicycles, trains and ships for our 30 year anniversary

It doesn't seem like 30 years. Looking back, we were in Sendai, Japan for our 20th, and in Sapporo, Japan for our 10th.

This year we travelled to Seattle for the day. The alarm went off at 4 a.m. After breakfast, we got ready and headed out to catch the 5:37 bus to the ferry. The bus arrived with plenty of time to catch the 6 a.m. ferry to Mukilteo.

From the Mukilteo ferry dock, it's a short walk to the sounder train stop, and after about a 5 minute wait, the 6:26 a.m.train arrived. It's still dark and just as we're arriving in Seattle, the sun started to rise.
A short walk from the King street train station to the light rail station, and we caught the light rail into downtown.

I love how we can get into Seattle without needing a car! The public transportation all runs smoothly and is pleasant to ride.

After breakfast downtown, we walked to the waterfront and rented some Pronto bikes and helmets near Pier 69 (Pier 69 / Alaskan Way and Clay St) close to the…