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A wonderful day…

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

tulip-rainbowI’m still recovering from yesterday’s visit to the tulip fields in Skagit County, WA. Yes, they are all that. I know I was supposed to be in awe of the flowers (and I was) but the clouds were really putting on a show, too. It never did rain, but they just billowed all day. If you click on the above photo, you can see more photos. I was really impressed w/Tuliptown’s organization. They are just nice people, and they’ve been doing this for a while. Special thanks to the tractor driver who actually stopped to let me on!

Today’s a day for congratulations, too. Son Pete just found out that his team pitched the winning bid for MSFT’s new phone campaign, and he’s ecstatic. A huge coup for his company, and for him personally.

Then I found that one of the women from my writing group had won a wkend for two, in Walla Walla’s wine country¬† for her essay. Talk about starting strong! (This is a woman who considered herself a “hesitant writer”! Hesitate no more, sister!)

And spending the morning with my Artist’s Way group. What a bunch of powerful women. The growth we’re seeing is outrageous.

It’s just one of those days when the tulips aren’t the only things blooming.

Kayaking Whidbey Island

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009
New kayaking friends from Seattle

New kayaking friends from Seattle

Well, I spent the entire day on Whidbey yesterday. For whatever silly reason, I hadn’t been over there for many years, and have never really had a chance to explore on my own.

So I did everything (well, almost everything) all in one day.

The high point was going kayaking from Langley Marina with this very cool family from Seattle. As a singleton, I need to somehow hook up w/groups in order to take a kayak tour, so they were kind enough to include me in. This was the first kayaking trip for V & R, but I have a feeling they’re hooked. I definitely see kayaks in their future.

The grey whales have come back to Langley, and they even have a “ring the bell” system when one is spotted. Unfortunately, I had my whale repellent on, so didn’t see any this time. Nick, our terrific guide from Whidbey Island Kayaking, said they’d gotten about 70 feet away from one last wk on a trip.

It was a kind of blustery day, but we got a nice paddle in, anyway, and had a lot of fun talking. Turns out my adopted family du jour runs a perennial nursery in West Seattle. Isn’t it odd how these things work? So I was pumping them for info on plants & chickens the whole time. Oh, and we are all into Fairy Gardens.

More on my trip later; I’m still recovering!