The GOOD: We were all well behaved and saw a beautiful lightning storm through Snoqualmie Pass.
The BAD: We endured the last.....I promise, the last....Please, let it be the last.....dinner at a fast food restaurant.
THE UGLY: My attitude while we again (my devout blog readers will recall the horrific snowstorm drive of '07' last December) had to go through a horrible storm (rain can be as bad as snow) the last 60 miles of the trip.
THE GOOD: Swimming in the hotel for two hours; Going to the Zoo for 5 hours; the kids allowing me to take 1000 pictures of them at the zoo. Coming back to the hotel to beds made and fresh towels.
THE BAD: Navigating around 500 summer-camp kids with 5 adult supervisors; getting lost on the way to the zoo; finding the giraffe petting coral was closed because of rain (my question is, "Is it really ever open?)
THE UGLY: Me yelling at Ansel for wanting me to carry him everywhere.....He is almost 5 years old for crying out loud....don't you think he should be walking on his own? Yes, that is pretty much what I yelled at him.
Friday, August 22
THE GOOD: Finding a great thrift store; Going to the beach; Spending a beautiful day with Ansel because he loves the beach and completely forgot about all the whining last night; Picking big fat juicy blackberries; Walking around downtown into the late evening.
THE BAD: Walking around for two hours looking for somewhere non-touristy, a hole in the wall sort of place, with ambience and good food......Ending up at a touristy sea-food restaurant with inedible food.....at least we had a nice view of the water.....too bad we could smell the bathroom from our table.
THE UGLY: The rest of my pictures from this trip due to the fact that I forgot my camera battery charger at home and had to buy a fuji cardboard camera. I wonder if you can tell when the photos got ugly.
Saturday, August 23
THE GOOD: Spending the day with Corey; Renting a Canoe and Paddling around the marshes of Lake Washington: Eating again at Thai Tom's; Relaxing at the International Fountain at the Seattle Center: Happening upon a Tibetan Festival; Seeing how much fun Ansel has at the Children's Museum. Ansel dancing at the summer outdoor concert under the Space Needle;
THE BAD: Corey remembering how much he hates big cities; The summer outdoor concert under the Space Needle was excruciatingly awful (The name of the angry girl band was Miss Led....what did we expect?); Driving to Olympia to pick up the girls and hearing them cry about leaving; Departing at 10:00pm and Arriving home at 4:00 am.
THE UGLY: Corey and I fighting over absolutely nothing all morning, until I tell him that we just need to get in the Canoe and then everything will be fine. It is. Canoeing can solve many of my wierd problems; Miss Led's pink hair; Drinking a diet coke at 3:00 am to stay awake while driving is not a pretty sight.