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So a couple of weeks ago we had the enormous pleasure of hanging out with and then having dinner with Grandpa, my Aunt Syd, Mom, Don, and Kev. It was a really nice evening. A very nice time. I love my family. Seriously, are there any better people out there? I know some of you might be saying yes, there are… as in your families, friends, or whatever, but still… I love these people. They are awesome. I always have a good time, without exception, when I’m with them, which I’m not often enough. And again I will say lucky. I am so lucky to be a part of this brood. Lucky.
Karen took this photo of me a couple of days ago. We got back to Lancaster on Saturday after a fantastic road trip up into and around Scotland. After getting back we hung out for a day and then Monday evening went to Heysham to look at the sunset. Heysham, pronounced hesham by the locals, is only a few minutes from Mary and Martin’s place. It’s a hidden gem of a place with a ruined church, long beach with cool rocks, a great view across the bay, and lovely sunsets.
NOTE: I’m in this particular pose because we had been walking along the beach, I was wearing flip flops, and then we had to climb the side of the cliff… in flip flops. It was a bit of a struggle, but as you can see, I made it. I was like Rocky at the top of the stairs celebrating my victory. Very funny and Karen captured it.
OK, I know it’s late to get started with this, but I’ve had a bit of trouble uploading my photos since we got to England. Bummer. Here it is… 1:37 in the morning, Tuesday (that would be 5:37 PM, Monday, for all of you back at home) and I’m just getting to my first post. There will be more. I promise.
We took off, as planned and scheduled, from Portland on time last Thursday. We got into Amsterdam a bit late, making our time between flights pretty short. We had to move quickly to make our connection in fact and never even had time to check out any of the airport, including the restrooms. We did, however, make our flight. Which was good. We landed in London on time, met the kids, grabbed the tube, and got to our hotel to drop our bags with the concierge before heading to the Globe for Romeo and Juliet (there will be more about all of this in some posts tomorrow, including photos). Our time in London was really nice. As was our ride to Nottingham on the train, our afternoon with Martin’s parents there, and our subsequent car ride to Lancaster yesterday. Today we’ve been hanging out, grocery shopping, and Karen and I took a little walk about into town to get coffee/chai and a pasty.
The photo here, before I close this, was taken in the sky over Greenland. Beautiful sunset, amazing landscape below.
As I said… more details tomorrow. For now… bed time. It’s late.
Ok… So the theme for the Photo Hunt this week is triangle. I’m struggling with it. The first one I considered was a shot I took recently while out to dinner with friends at a pizza place. Triangles of pizza slices all over the place in that shot. But I wasn’t totally satisfied with it, even though it made me laugh. I’m ending up with this… though it’s not a true triangle in the sense that it’s really more like a cone, but hey… from the side it looks triangle-ish. So… here you have Mt. Hood, at sunset, taken near PDX, with a plane landing. Technically you could say the plane also has a couple of triangles, with blunted edges, if you could the wings and tail wings. I know… I’m stretching it.
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Continued weekend recap… We hung out at the house most of the late afternoon on Sunday. Just the four of us relaxing and trying to stay cool. Originally we’d planned on firing up the fire pit and roasting some stuff for dinner, but then… weather change. The clouds started to roll in, the thunder could be heard in the distance, and a few rain drops indicated a cookout might not be the way to go… so, plan b. We headed over to Broadway and some dinner at Aztec Willies where we enjoyed some decent Mexican food, a margarita, and the viewing of some of the Olympic swimming trials. A very nice dinner. This photo was taken with my iPhone camera just after we crossed over the Freemont Bridge toward downtown. Pretty cool sky that night.
I’m a week late with this… actually, over a week late. But, I have a good excuse. I was on vacation and didn’t have fast enough internet to upload photos. I’ve been playing catch up since getting home. So… the June 21 photo hunt was water. I was standing in Stanley Park in Vancouver, B.C. on Saturday, June 21, taking this photo.
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