Looking Forward

2 more sleeps.
Our flight home leaves in two days. The past ten months have whizzed by in a whirl of newness. New country, new language, new culture......And now in TWO days, 2 pinch me I can't wait days, we will be on our way back to Seattle for the Summer.

We'll be trading.......
This is my dining table during finals week.
 and Mediterranean views

Les Thermes de Antonin

For a well used backyard

My backyard at the height of summer!

Visits with family and friends, sleeping in, bald eagles, osprey, hikes to Oyster Dome, wine tasting, BBQ's, s'mores, and.....well, here I'll just send you a little link love to all the places I am going to see the next 8 weeks.

Skagit River Brewery, because life is too short to drink bad beer.

Bellingham Farmers Market, one of the top 10 farmers market in the West according to Sunset magazine.

San Juan Islands, this archipelago of 172 islands needs no introduction.

Chihuly Garden and Glass, I saw one of his installations in Venice Italy years ago and I can't wait to see this new exhibit at the Seattle Center.

The Breadfarm, Fig and Anise Panini, Sour Cherry Lemon Bread, Cocoa Nib Shortbread.....sigh.

Samish Bay Cheese, Oh Lord. I'll leave it at that.

There is so much more so you'll just need to stay tuned.....


  1. How exciting! Pacific Northwest summers are glorious! Enjoy.

  2. Karen, yes summers in the PNW are glorious! I can't wait to watch my first sunset over the bay. Ahhhh.