Just returned from a trip to the Lower 48. We spent several days visiting my dad & sister in Spokane. This was the trip we’d planned to have happen in late December, before my mom’s death led to my having to fly down last month. I’m really glad that all of us (me, Rozz, & Jesse) could go this time. After Spokane, we spent another few days in Seattle staying with my aunt, & also seeing my best friend Lori & her partner.
We also saw a lot of rain. And the Space Needle, which has been something of a matter of family myth since Jesse first came to live with us 9 years ago, when he was just 9. We probably still have, somewhere around, a crummy drawing we did years ago of the Space Needle as I saw it once when I lived in Seattle around Halloween, with a big King Kong figure on it. Then between the three of us we added in the monorail, a stick figure of me hanging from the train, Jesse hanging off my ankle, & Rozz & her dog Whylie making tracks in some glacier on Mount Rainier.
Jesse’s wanted to see the Space Needle ever since. Finally he got to. We went to Seattle Center on our last day & spent a couple of hours up on the observation deck. A few other pics are in the Seattle set in my Flickr photostream.
It’s not quite as rainy up here. More like snow.