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My nephew came up last week and stayed for about 5 days. It'd been 5 years since he was last here and back then he treated me to a Fleetwood Mac concert at the White River Amphitheater. It's almost like Christmas when he comes around as he always brings me some goodies. Some stuff he gave me this time:

6 sets of D'Addario classical strings

New jacket, gloves, wool socks

Wind up radio/flashlight (comes in handy when the power goes out)

Treats for my cats

Some dvd's

A new wallet

He's always pretty generous and he also took me to the big buffet at the casino. On Veterans Day we went to Seattle and it was nice because there was less traffic and we got decent parking. We strolled around Pike Market and when the sun went down it was gorgeous with all the different lights. I was taking time exposure pics on Kodachrome while walking with my camera's shutter open just to see what kind of effects I'll get and I also tried some double exposures with my Nikon F-2. It wasn't too cold and I gave in to one guy asking for spare change as he was the only one around (unlike San Francisco where it's epidemic) so I gave him about a buck in change and talked to him for a bit while waiting for my nephew to come out of a store. I guess I'm just an old softie at heart. B) It was nice to get out for once as I don't usually go very far these days. He also brought up his beautiful mahogany Telecaster and he fell in love with my classical and also made some cd copies of some tunes I recorded. He headed back on Friday and I told him to try to come up next summer when the weather's a lot nicer and we can go to the EMP in Seattle next time. He said a definite yep!

I just wanted to tell this little story.

B)

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Good story and I'm not suprised at all that you had such a good time in Seattle. I love the town but must admit, it's been far too long since I paid it a proper visit. Pike Place is a great place to hang out and although it's been a while, I also used to love Pioneer Square. Not sure if it's as cool as it used to be but there was a great Mexican Restraunt there that we used to frequent as well as some of the finest drinking establishments I've ever been to. With the exchange rate not being too bad at the moment, I just might have to try and spend a weekend there in the not so distant future.

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Good story and I'm not suprised at all that you had such a good time in Seattle. I love the town but must admit, it's been far too long since I paid it a proper visit. Pike Place is a great place to hang out and although it's been a while, I also used to love Pioneer Square. Not sure if it's as cool as it used to be but there was a great Mexican Restraunt there that we used to frequent as well as some of the finest drinking establishments I've ever been to. With the exchange rate not being too bad at the moment, I just might have to try and spend a weekend there in the not so distant future.

We drove through Pioneer Square but didn't stop. Yeah, come on down and check it out.

Pike Market is like a maze with all the cool shops. B)

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Nice nephew. Can I adopt him :D It was a early Christmas for you.

My dad lives north of Seattle and I may possibly be coming up to visit in January. He's having a operation on his knee and will be needing help as he will have to stay off of it for 2 weeks. Hope it won't be too cold as I'm a California girl. :suntan:

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Nice nephew. Can I adopt him :D It was a early Christmas for you.

My dad lives north of Seattle and I may possibly be coming up to visit in January. He's having a operation on his knee and will be needing help as he will have to stay off of it for 2 weeks. Hope it won't be too cold as I'm a California girl. :suntan:

Yeah, he'll probably let you adopt him. :D And it was like an early Christmas. :)

I'm a California boy too and it will be cold in January.

:( In fact it's only just beginning to get cold here in Enumclaw (40 miles S.E. of Seattle) and I dread winter. :(

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Glad to hear they caught that fucking arsonist in Seattle. The prick set fire to the Rosewood Guitar shop too. He's already been convicted of arson and has a long criminal record. What will they do to him this time and how would you punish him?

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My nephew came up last week and stayed for about 5 days. It'd been 5 years since he was last here and back then he treated me to a Fleetwood Mac concert at the White River Amphitheater. It's almost like Christmas when he comes around as he always brings me some goodies. Some stuff he gave me this time:

6 sets of D'Addario classical strings

New jacket, gloves, wool socks

Wind up radio/flashlight (comes in handy when the power goes out)

Treats for my cats

Some dvd's

A new wallet

He's always pretty generous and he also took me to the big buffet at the casino. On Veterans Day we went to Seattle and it was nice because there was less traffic and we got decent parking. We strolled around Pike Market and when the sun went down it was gorgeous with all the different lights. I was taking time exposure pics on Kodachrome while walking with my camera's shutter open just to see what kind of effects I'll get and I also tried some double exposures with my Nikon F-2. It wasn't too cold and I gave in to one guy asking for spare change as he was the only one around (unlike San Francisco where it's epidemic) so I gave him about a buck in change and talked to him for a bit while waiting for my nephew to come out of a store. I guess I'm just an old softie at heart. B) It was nice to get out for once as I don't usually go very far these days. He also brought up his beautiful mahogany Telecaster and he fell in love with my classical and also made some cd copies of some tunes I recorded. He headed back on Friday and I told him to try to come up next summer when the weather's a lot nicer and we can go to the EMP in Seattle next time. He said a definite yep!

I just wanted to tell this little story.

B)

Of all the places that I have been too in America Seattle is without the best and my fave place, great vibe, nice people, great setting and beautiful. Went to a 4th July concert in Myrtle Park, great setting and EMP was also good. I love my country but wouldn't mind living in Seattle or near by if my arm was twisted.

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Of all the places that I have been too in America Seattle is without the best and my fave place, great vibe, nice people, great setting and beautiful. Went to a 4th July concert in Myrtle Park, great setting and EMP was also good. I love my country but wouldn't mind living in Seattle or near by if my arm was twisted.

Was down there last weekend and had a great time. Not only where TCV playing Sat. night but the MLS Cup Final was being played the next day. Dispite the monsoon like conditions, people were out and about having a wonderful time. Great atmosphere :)

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Of all the places that I have been too in America Seattle is without the best and my fave place, great vibe, nice people, great setting and beautiful. Went to a 4th July concert in Myrtle Park, great setting and EMP was also good. I love my country but wouldn't mind living in Seattle or near by if my arm was twisted.

It is a nice place to visit. I should be a tour guide for San Francisco (my home town).

I could take tourists to places they'd never think of. :D

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I just booked a flight to Seattle in February. Wish is was under better conditions. My Dad will be in his last round of chemotherapy and needs some help. And I have this need to see him. He has decided not to have the surgery for his cancer as it is very radical and invasive and would be difficult for anyone. He is 74 and probably not survive the surgery. I do not look forward to flying. Makes me very anxious but it is a only temporary feeling.

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^Read all of the instructions for emergency landings and pay attention during takeoff and landings.

It is a relatively short flight, about 2 hours, maybe 3. If they tell you to keep your seatbelt on during the flight, I would observe everything closely. I usually think about how I would safely exit the craft in an emergency, and rehearse it in my mind. Other than that I would just watch a movie and take my mind off my worries, and I always say a prayer during takeoffs and landings.

I greatly enjoyed the flight from California to Seattle when I went one time. You can see all of the mountain ranges if you have a window seat. It was about 25 degrees the night that I arrived. I guess it was around Christmas.

I once flew during February from California to Las Vegas to see the Rolling Stones at the MGM. That was fun.

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^Read all of the instructions for emergency landings and pay attention during takeoff and landings.

It is a relatively short flight, about 2 hours, maybe 3. If they tell you to keep your seatbelt on during the flight, I would observe everything closely. I usually think about how I would safely exit the craft in an emergency, and rehearse it in my mind. Other than that I would just watch a movie and take my mind off my worries, and I always say a prayer during takeoffs and landings.

I greatly enjoyed the flight from California to Seattle when I went one time. You can see all of the mountain ranges if you have a window seat. It was about 25 degrees the night that I arrived. I guess it was around Christmas.

I once flew during February from California to Las Vegas to see the Rolling Stones at the MGM. That was fun.

Well, it would only be a 2 hour flight normally but I opted for economy fare. On the way up (or over) I fly to Phoenix to change planes. :huh: So it will be more of a 5-6 hour trip. Not so bad coming home. I stop in Sacramento to change planes.

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I found out today that the shuttle services from the airport are not allowed to go onto the reservations (where my dad lives). I did find a very reasonably priced one who will get me to one of the hotels in the town he lives that is just a short distance from him. Thats good enough. Hopefully one of the neighbors can be persuaded to come and fetch me.

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I was stationed in Bremerton in the late 80s. We used to occasionally ride the ferry to Seattle. Can't recall the names of any of the places we used to go to but I definitely remember Pioneer square. On one occasion we drove through a "desert" to an ampitheater halfway to Spokane (I have to say that it was the most awesome natural ampitheater I have ever seen) to check out Steve Miller in concert. One of the highlights of my stay up there. Seattle is where I purchased my 1963 Gibson SG.

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I found out today that the shuttle services from the airport are not allowed to go onto the reservations (where my dad lives). I did find a very reasonably priced one who will get me to one of the hotels in the town he lives that is just a short distance from him. Thats good enough. Hopefully one of the neighbors can be persuaded to come and fetch me.

You might catch a break on the weather as it's been very mild (in the 50's) because of El Nino.

May as well bring your RayBans.

B)

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I was stationed in Bremerton in the late 80s. We used to occasionally ride the ferry to Seattle. Can't recall the names of any of the places we used to go to but I definitely remember Pioneer square. On one occasion we drove through a "desert" to an ampitheater halfway to Spokane (I have to say that it was the most awesome natural ampitheater I have ever seen) to check out Steve Miller in concert. One of the highlights of my stay up there. Seattle is where I purchased my 1963 Gibson SG.

That's the Gorge Amphitheater. (I've never been there)

B)

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You might catch a break on the weather as it's been very mild (in the 50's) because of El Nino.

May as well bring your RayBans.

B)

I hope so. I was planning on bringing the heavy outerware and thermal socks as I was concerned about being cold. This CA girl has thin blood. :freezing:

Was up there in August a few years ago and it was very nice weather.

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I hope so. I was planning on bringing the heavy outerware and thermal socks as I was concerned about being cold. This CA girl has thin blood. freezing.gif

Was up there in August a few years ago and it was very nice weather.

Bring your raincoat girl wink.gif

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I hope so. I was planning on bringing the heavy outerware and thermal socks as I was concerned about being cold. This CA girl has thin blood. :freezing:

Was up there in August a few years ago and it was very nice weather.

May as well come prepared. Don't wanna get caught like the touristos in San Fran in summer as they walk around in shorts and t-shirts freezing their butts off from the summer wind and fog. :lol:

'The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco'----Mark Twain

B)

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And right acrosss the bay there just over the hills it could be 100*

B)

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Thursday I will be on my way to Seattle.

Redrum, look up around 5:00 as I should be on approach to SEATAC just about then. :flying:

I'll be waving down at ya! :wave:

Alright! I will be close to Mt. Rainier (20 miles as the crow flies)

Have a safe trip and the weather looks like it's gonna be nice. Good timing.

:)

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