Decided Saturday that a last minute trip to Seattle was needed.
Booked a flight for Tuesday.
This how it works with 2 busy friends who live a million miles apart, see eachother once a year and have lots and lots of busy children between the 2 of them.
I left Iowa at 7 pm and arrived in Seattle about midnight (seattle time...so that means 2 am on my internal clock).
The airport was insane and Jody lives quite a distance from the airport.
She pulled up to the curb between the mess of cars and a jumped in.
Conversation went a bit like this
Jody: The airport is a MADHOUSE for midnight on a Tuesday.
Me: Seriously...this is like another country. It appears you can only fly in once or twice a day. Midnight is very popular. I cannot believe I haven't seen you in a year.
Jody (looking at me): You look exactly the same.
Me: Yeah...so do you.
We got to her house and climbed into bed at 2 am Seattle time. Yes...4 am on my internal clock
We were on her dock sometime the next morning...
Looking at this amazing view and paddle boarding and rafting.
We felt like we were 10 years old.
Lots of giggles.
Lots of catching up.
Suddenly someone yelled from her house, "MOM! We need to go to basketball!"
I looked at Jody and said, "Seriously, you need to get in there. WHO IS IN YOUR HOUSE? There is a MAN yelling from your window."
Apparently 13 year old boys DO change in a year's time.
We got the kids where they needed to be a decided to "hike" The Dungeness Spit.
We started here...
Came across several of these along the way...
Stopped for a couple timed photos, none of which turned out fabulous...
My favorite part of this area is all the landscapes in one place.
Mountains, ocean, beach, evergreens.
I absolutely love it...
And how can you not love this gorgeous drive on a sunny day?!?
Amazing views everywhere.
I was in awe all day long.
We found a super cute bistro on our way home.
We sat in a garden and giggled some more.
I drank organic beer.
And Jody tried to capture a bumble bee on camera for me.
Never to be replicated.
Love being in this amazing place with this amazing person.
We are "doing" Seattle today.
And I leave in the morning.
A year is much much to long....