Just a quick note to let you know we have returned from a busy two nights in Seattle. We enjoyed perfect weather, the Mariners won one/lost one, we saw Dad & Mary, visited the art museum and had some mighty-fine foods and some mighty-fine ball park food. Again we stayed at the Alexis Hotel, and except for the fact our room did not have an electrical outlet next to the nightstand (where I am supposed to charge my mobile phone???), we really enjoyed our room.
Before we left Seattle this morning, DT worked-out in the fitness center, and we had time to split a delicious egg white omelet with smoked trout, red onion and arugula (wowzer!) in the hotel dining room before taking a taxi to Seattle's King Street Station.
Kathy & Woody went to England to visit their eldest daughter who is living in England for a few years while her husband gets his doctorate in archeology. After spending time in England and Scotland, Kathy & Woody went to France, Belgium and Slovakia... then back to England... oh, I think I may have missed a few countries in there somewhere... before heading off to South Africa and a photo safari in Botswana. Wow - what a great trip! Can I bring myself to dry dishes with a Catherine & William towel?
Wherever I travel, I pick-up a kitchen towel. Not to "collect". I use the towels. It is a great souvenir, inexpensive, useful and each towel has a great memory. Kathy brought me a towel from England commemorating the Royal Wedding! How fun is that?Somewhere on their route, Kathy & Woody visited the castle where one of Dave's favorite movies, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, was filmed. Woody brought DT a bottle opener for our "Tacky Bottle Opener Collection". Though, I am not so sure this one (tempered over burning witches) is really tacky.
(NOTE: The bottle opener we bought at the Vatican in 2006 with the head of the Pope is the all-time winner for tackiness. The "Popener." Seriously. Even this Jewish girl can't bring herself to use the Pope's face to open a bottle of beer. It's just not polite. And a side-note: we have over 100 tacky bottle openers in 30+ years of collecting and the Pope bottle opener is the most expensive - by far. $18. We were just so horrified that they made a bottle opener with the face of the Pope, we had to buy one... and it wasn't even of the current Pope, but the past Pope. The Polish Pope.)
Oops. I am way off topic. Again. Photo by Woody
Woody took a gazillion photos in Botswana. One day soon, we are going to attend a slide-show-type digital presentation of their adventures. We can't wait to see the photos from their safari - they were so close to the animals!
From our house to yours... DT and I wish you all a fun and happy Independence Day! Until my next update, I remain, your star-spangled correspondent.