Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Being Tourists in Seattle


The weather was nice-ish with clear air the first day when we went to the library, with the sun playing peek-a-boo with the clouds. The next day, Saturday, the weather was dripping wet all day. We ended up deciding to stay home (except I ran off to pick up groceries in the late afternoon). Our big activity for the day was taking a long soak in the hot tub. It was really sweet~~ dark and raining on us, but we were warm and happy in the water.
Bandit

Cleo


Today, however, as I was enjoying my morning coffee and working on job applications but before we'd had breakfast, the sun came out again. We drove over to Volunteer Park, and the visibility was not that great, but the sun was mostly out. We walked around the park, went up the water tower and strolled through the conservatory (100 year anniversary this year!). Afterwards we went to the nearby cemetery. Karjam had us stop the truck several times so he could take video from a good vantage point as we returned home. Hungry for lunch we almost went to a restaurant, but ended up just buying a couple random things in a Vietnamese grocery and returning home.







Karjam looking at old Seattle houses




In the evening we went to the Compline chanting at Saint Mark's Cathedral. I took these snapshots after most people had left. After Compline there was an organist. Karjam was very impressed at the quality of the music, the difficulty of the singing. I was impressed at how many people, esp. how many young people were there. 





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