Wednesday, July 14, 2010

w a i t . . .what the . . .

This is my 202nd POST?! 

"How did I miss making way too big of a deal over my 200th?"

 --- that was the thought I had this morning until I realized it [200th post] could not have been better

It was this.

I did have something all fun planned for my 200th though.  I guess, I'll just have to save it for 300.

After our Portland fun.  Did I mention, I'd move there in a heartbeat?  We moved onto Washington.  Now Gina, this is for you.  The best photo I have ever captured on my iPhone.  [you must check out her blog.  her photos are taken from her iPhone.  we have the same version - so [very] apparently she knows what she is doing and I do not.]
The bridge connecting Oregon to Washington.  Beautiful.  Need I remind you I live in AZ.  The last time I was on a bridge was when I was in Seattle last year and the time before that probably on a family trip over the Hoover Dam in 1998.

We ended up in a city, towndot on a map place with a population of 494 497 people - and just in case your grandma lives there [I'm not mentioning where].  A little dodgy.  But we were soon back into areas like this.
Ok, seriously, you Washington & Oregon dwellers . . . I really hope you know how awesome you have it there.


We spent a night in Port Angeles.  I loved that city.  SO did Peanut.  The starfish were freaking huge.  huge. alive ones nonetheless.

We of course made our way to Seattle.  Where I got my fabulous sandwich three days straight [ya, the place at Pike's market with the line out the door... started with a "m".  Sorry, didn't care about the name - I knew where to find it and that's all that mattered.]

Peanut thought this was pretty sweet.
I'd rather have a scorpion on me than a bird in my hand but --- she loved it.

And apparently, you have to have your photo on [or with or rubbing] the pig?!  whatever.  we [they] did it.


And you know how it goes . . . where ever there is a Nordy's I'll surely be close.  But we captured Peanut in front of this sweet recycled penguin thing there instead of a photo of my credit card bill.  I'm one smart chika. ;)
But check out her new kicks.  nice.

We stopped at the aquarium for this horrible and freaky photo.

But we saw this on the walk there.  awesome.
Hey Kovas, you should have bought this instead of the minivan. ;) joke. joke.

But my favorite photo from the whole trip . . .

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Yep, our best Nordstrom [shoe department] photo ever.

26 comments:

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

cute pics! my dh works for a winery up in hood river Oregon. that place is gorgeous!;)

Megan said...

I'm with you on the bird thing can't trust them.
How awesome is that pic truck?!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

202nd is so much cooler (and palindromic, love that word), plus EVERYONE celebrayes normal milestones so good for you being different. Great photos.

Angie Bishop said...

I second the mini van suggestion!!!!
Love the photos!

Marlene said...

I had a taste of Seattle and loved it. Would love to see more of Washington and Portland as well. AWESOME bridge pic. Love that you have some silly pics. :)

Happy (belated) 200 posts!!!

Jamoosh said...

What's in a number? 202 has more symmetry than 200 anyway.

Sarah said...

Looks like a great time! I LOVE Nordstrom's! I always do my shoe shopping there because of their return policy and because they are so helpful.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Nice photos! 202 was a great post.

Gina said...

Thanks for the SHOUT OUT!!! Ha! :)
and that picture is frame worthy - simply awesome. I love LOVE the upper northwest. My bro lives in Portland, and that city is beautiful. I once drove up the pacific coast highway from LA to San Fran, and there are no words to describe how cool that was. I visited Seattle, too - and saw a Dave Matthews concert at the Gorge Ampitheater overlooking the canyon! Keep snappin' those photos - you've got a great eye!

Gina said...

Oh, I forgot to mention, if you ever get a chance, I highly recommend checking out the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound a few hours north of Seattle. We went during killer whale season, and it's truly one ofthe coolest places Ive ever been!

Kelly Leigh said...

Ahhh I love (and miss) Nordstroms. And once again Peanut is still my fave kid in the blogosphere. When I was her age I was begging my mom for a pet parrot....

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us! :)

Teamarcia said...

Love the pics! Its a tradition of mine to buy shoes whenever I encounter a Nordstrom when travelling.

Molly said...

I cut up my Nordstrom card when we moved three hours away from it.....it was for the best.....sigh.

Melissa said...

Great pics!! Peanut is adorable!!

Melissa said...

Great pics!! Peanut is adorable!!

Bethany + Ryan said...

congrats on 200 posts!!!! im only at 67 in just about 1 year, lol

Luke said...

Great pics. I love the seattle Nordstrom's, way better than the Durham, NC one.

Jill said...

Happy 202nd!! Has a much better ring than 200 anyway. I love the picture of the bridge, that is very cool. I spent about 4 days in Port Angeles a few summer's back. Now a day or two there is nice, but 4 is a bit...um....boring. Well, not for me, but my kids were going nuts - I could have lived there I think. Thanks for sharing the photos, those are really nice!

Jen said...

Over 200 posts?? Where the heck does the time go? I so know how you feel. As for the Ramones T... LUUUUV it!!!

Jen said...

Over 200 posts?? Where the heck does the time go? I so know how you feel. As for the Ramones T... LUUUUV it!!!

Kevin and Kim Partridge said...

I vote for Peanut!

Petraruns said...

Love the pictures, LOVE Port Angeles - we were there 3 years ago - LOVE Seattle. Love Nordstroms and the pictures...

Kenley said...

You know, that you could have just done a 200th post on your 202th, and know one would have questioned it. lol. Great trip photos. I went to pikes market once and thought it was cool. Take care, and thanks for sharing.

Matty O said...

Love the story through pics!

Looks like you guys are having a blast on your trip!

Jeri said...

I'm in love w/portland and would move there in a heartbeat too! love all the great pics! :)