July 12th, Day 193: People Watching

I rode the Greyhound bus for the first time today.

It was an interesting experience for sure, all the stories I’ve heard about the typical Greyhound clientele were true.

As we left Seattle, I looked out my window and I noticed this man standing on the sidewalk, just watching the world go by.

He looked as though he had been standing there for years.

 

July 5th, Day 186: Tourist Adventures

My sister and her boyfriend were in Seattle for the day so Isaac nad I drove up to hang out with them.

We walked around Pike Street Market, and visited the gum wall, went up into the Space Needle, and posed for a few shots in front of the Experience Music Project. Then we headed up to see how the Fremont Troll was doing, before heading down to Pioneer Square where we left them with directions on using the light rail to get to the airport.

It’s fun to play tourist once in awhile!

Sept 25th: Let’s try this again!

I know I’ve said this before, but I’m baaaaack! Again. Since, the last time I wrote a similar post I only offered you, the reader, maybe a weeks worth of posts before I seemingly disappeared from the face of the Earth again. Oops. Sorry ’bout that.

I just finished up a long and painful house-sitting job. It was the most difficult and stressful job I have taken, and I can’t remember what I ever did with so much free time before I took this job! :D I’m sorry to be a whiner. I usually try not to talk negatively about something like this, but in this case, I just really can’t help it. I’m trying to think of something to compare the experience to, but I’m drawing a blank. The last day of the job, I was so indescribably HAPPY, just knowing it was the last time I would have to be doing the things I was doing. Mainly, cleaning up cat barf and diarrhea, as well as the occasional dog pee. Which is literally how I spent the last three weeks.

Whew! All that is behind me now, and I will try to hold on to the good memories I have from the experience. The dogs weren’t so bad, we went on some fun walks. Their owners are nice people.

In other, happier news, my dad came up recently for a weekend visit, and we packed our days FULL. We went to the Museum of Flight the first day, and though we had initially planned other activities as well, we ended up spending about 5 hours there, and we were both TIRED by the time we left. The second day we went into Seattle, and went both as high as we could go (Columbia Center Building) and as low as we could go (Underground tour)! We also went up into the Smith Tower.

This was taken from the top of Seattle, and tweaked using tilt shift and an action called Faded Ink.

Though I can’t actually promise that I will be posting daily from here-on forward, I can give my most sincere word that I will try my very best. We have settled into our new apartment, I’m no longer housesitting, and my work hours have calmed down a bit.

July 30th, photo of the day: Seattle shore

The ferry ride to and from Seattle is always full of photographic opportunities. Great views of the Seattle skyline, the Space Needle, The sky, the water, and the islands nearby. Oh, and you can’t forget to get yourself standing in front of those things too!

On my most recent trip out to Bainbridge I found myself returning the Seattle about the same time the sun was dropping below the horizon. EVERYBODY on the boat had their camera out, everything from phone to big heavy-duty zoom lenses were in use.

And with a little tilt shifting…