Let it Snow.
Bring on hibernation then- even though Fall was waaay too short. Let’s slow time down, just a bit please.
Toward the end of September, Larry snagged an opportunity to switch houses for a month in Seattle, Washington, starting just before Halloween. Happily, we changed houses with my brother and sister-in-law, so not so scary, just labor-intensive. Fortunately, we didn’t realize that prepping the house for such a gambit, in addition to fall garden and lawn processing was INSANE. Did I mention I was also committed to labeling and packaging scarf and pillow products for a fair, happening just as we returned in November? Ignorance is bliss.
Except. We landed in Seattle at the end of October and came down with Covid a few days later. Fortunately, the house was gorgeous and we had nothing to do..except get well and finally plan our vacay.
We soon discovered a great coffee shop close to home which quickly motivated Larry to research and design a full-on coffee crawl. What a blast!
Looking for a unique experience near the water? Ballard Locks is a great experience, even if you don’t have kids in tow. It wasn’t fish running season, but we still saw the smaller of the two locks in action. Cool.
After a couple weeks, we drove to Portland to visit my sister- just when it stopped raining. (They told us it rains a lot in Oregon too but not this time!) If you ever travel to the Pacific NW, the Portland Japanese Garden is a MUST VISIT. It’s also known as “forest bathing.” The site of a defunct zoo, the hilly property is a meandering up and down experience of gardening delight. With a lovely luncheon spot perched above the paths, it also boasts ( I kid you not…HEATED toilets.) I didn’t get the brand but I will..
New Scarves Incoming
Not infrequently, Larry and I lament about our inability to relate to some of the new musicians. I apologize for that. As Larry says, here are two that cleared the way for us to better integrate the hip hop genre. Listen to the words. Quite lovely. Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise played recently at Cafe Nine in New Haven. Sorry to miss them! Look for them in your area. I know we will.