Wednesday, June 6, 2007

A day with Dad

"I thank my God in all my remembrance of you." Philippians 1:3

Recently, Eric and I were fortunate enough to enjoy a day with my father. He's never been to the NW, so decided to make it a road trip. That was perfect since he's a huge fan of nature - he could see the sights and get lots of pictures. The trip out was a four-day trek which means the trip back was also a four-day trek. Having ten days vacation, that left 1 1/2 days with us. But that was perfectly fine. I'd rather have 1 1/2 days than none at all. Besides, he'll be back. Right, Dad? Below are a few snapshots of our time together.
First things first.
They thought it wise to make sure the tractor was working properly.

Removing a tree stump seemed to be the best test of the day.

Whew! That was hard work. Better take a breather.

Day two.
We started our ventures at Snoqualmie Falls with breakfast at the lodge. Then we trekked from the top of the falls to the bottom. Views are spectacular from either viewpoint.

Off to the piers of Seattle and Pike Place Market.

You can't go to Pike Place Market without stopping at the world famous Pike Place Fish Co.
And you can't stop here without buying.

Because watching them throw (and catch) the fish is the most fun ever! If you are even remotely close to the market, you must visit. Hearing these guys chant back and forth is quite amazing - loads of fun. Even if you don't buy, they'll throw so you can get a picture.

Fresh flowers from the market.

We watched her put the arrangement together right in front of us.

Only $15, too! What a bargain.

They found a nice home on the table on our deck.

A view of the port, as we drove home.

And the
of course.

We did
not visit
the Needle,
but who
comes to
and does
not get a
at least?

Dad, thanks for a great visit. Love you.


Mrs. U said...

Looks like y'all had a WONDERFUL time!!! Aren't dads the best!!! :)

Your flower arrangement is beautiful! I can't believe it was only $15!! Nice!

Mrs. U

photowannabe said...

Seems like part of your vacation was the "trek" What a wonderful time and precious memories.
Great pictures too.
Only $15 for that bouquet? Amazing as well as beautiful.

~ Janice ~ said...

Oh how special to have your dad there visiting! You did a lot in the time he was with you! Love the photos, especially the one of the two of you together. :o) Very sweet.

Anonymous said...

Hi-WSU has free internet access. I was almost in withdrawal (sp?)! DH made it here yesterday. What a nice tour you shared with your dad and blog readers. I'll enjoy a moment in the nice KS sun for you today (but before this makes you miss it, it was hot & sticky yesterday) PG

cityfarmer said...

Nothing like the love of dear Dad...I just spent a similar day at the farm with my parents doing tasks...just the three of us.

LOVE Pike's market

Kelli said...

It looks like you fit in a lot of fun times in 1 1/2 days!! The pictures are wonderful!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Thank you for sharing your Dad with all of us! I love Pike's Place Market, there used to be a great antique shop in it still?