Okay let me just get this out of the way – I am a TERRIBLE bowler! There is just no getting around it. I think I scored a 63 tonight. Now granted, we hadn’t been bowling in about ten years by our reckoning but still. C’mon. Nonetheless, we had a blast. It was so much fun. Glen and I wore our super duper, totally fun bowling shirts and were the best looking bowlers out there. : ) Rick and Tamy went with us and it turns out that Tamy is a really excellent bowler. That girl rolled strikes like it was simple. (I rolled gutter balls like the ball was born to live there.) So fun, so fun, so fun!
Then when we walked out of the bowling alley we came out to glorius, sun-filled clouds that I tried to capture on my camera. The picture above almost does them justice.
From the bowling alley, we headed to Edmonds to get dinner with our friends Scott and Cindy down at the Beach Cafe thanks to a gift card Scott wanted to use up. That was great fun too and now we’re home enjoying one last evening of the Olympics.
Have you been taking in the Olympics? Glen and I really enjoy them. It seems like every night there are events that are great to take in. We were talking today though that its a little bit ironic that with the Olympics being so close and us being big fans, we didn’t head up to Vancouver and take in some of the fun. I mean when you think about it it seems like it would be right up our alley. But that’s the key, “when you think about it.” We just never really stopped to think about it. We heard the border would be a hassle, the tickets were expensive, the traffic horrific and we never even considered the idea that it still might have been worth it. I’m not saying it would have been or not but I like to learn from these kinds of times because, the truth is, it might not have been that bad and it might have been worth the hassle — we should have given it some thought. Anyways, thats not to complain because there’s a good chance we still wouldn’t have gone and we have certainly enjoyed them on TV but something as big as the Olympics probably warrants a conversation.
Our days have been full none-the-less. This morning I skipped my Jazzercise and we headed to Seattle where Glen had a job to check out. I’m still not sure where it was at. Holy smokes. You think you know your own city until you have to go somewhere you’ve never been and realize you don’t know nothin. We got ourselves good and lost this morning and managed to have a rip roarin argument over it all before 8:30 am. Love those kind of starts to the day. yikes and yuck. He was being totally unreasonable (my blog, my version — if he wants a different version he’ll have to get his own blog : ) )but we did finally find the house and the couple was really nice. My sister Jen had met the couple on their last Lindblad cruise and she recommended Glen. They have very interesting jobs as photographers on the cruise ships. Lots of travel to exotic locations.
From there, we then met Jen and Rod for brunch at an all organic food restaurant called Tilth in Wallingford. I tried to sweettalk my youngest nephew into joining us too but with no luck doggoneit. Still the four of us had a great time catching up. After brunch we got to swing down and see Jen’s new art studio which impressed me. Not so much the space as her dedication to her art, the quiet and offbeat location of the studio and how much goes into creating each of her pieces. I’ll say it again, there is more to almost everything then most of us ever realize. Jen’s art is another great example of that.
Meanwhile, I believe my other sister is finally winging her way home from Honduras at last and I’m hoping they’re looking forward to getting home as much as we’re looking forward to having them home. This family of mine is really hard to keep up with!