Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Hello from Seattle

My sweet Marshall
Seattle tower with Mt. Rainier in the background
The Cascade Mountains
Early this morning my brother drove my sister and me to the airport for our flight to Seattle. We each had a window seat - one row apart. Initially we were in clouds, but once we were over North Dakota, we had a great view - which continued for a good part of the flight. Flying over the Rockies and the Cascades was beautiful. About 20 minutes out of Seattle, a big, snow covered mountain came into our view. Is it Mount Rainier? I wasn't sure. But from the angle of our arrival, I knew it had to be some other mountain. Heidi informed me it was Mount Baker. Mount Ranier came into our view just as we were landing. It's a clear day so "the mountain is out," the phrase the locals use for "it's a nice day today."

Arriving at the Heidi's car in the ramp, who should jump out but Brian! That was a fun surprise. He was so excited to see me and lay on the floor so I could rub his tummy. (Brian is a Golden Retriever.)

Marshall was in his bed when we arrived, but Heidi listened at his door and heard him talking, so we got to get him up. Wow, has he changed in the six months since I've seen him. He has a delightful voice - and a contagious smile. He's crawling, pulling up to furniture, and jumping in his jumper (toy).

So far we've gone out for lunch, shopped, and took a scenic ride along Puget Sound. It's been dry here, but the flowers are beautiful!

4 comments:

-Peder said...

It looks very beautiful.

MamaD4 said...

Glad you had a good flight. We look forward to hearing about more of your adventures!

Lynn said...

Wow...you have done a lot already. Thanks for posting! Love the pics of Marshall!

C. Randy said...

Super! Glad to hear you arrived safely, and you're having an wonderful time with your family there!

Soak it up! ;-D)