Monday, August 25, 2008

Vashon Visit - Random Pics

This past Friday I left work early, hopped on the subway and made my way to the airport to head back to Vashon for the weekend. The main reason I was flying back was for a friends wedding, but it was nice to see family and get a day on my parents deck around trees, grass, sun, mountains and no fences or other houses.

It wasn't really a lot of time to do anything but attend the wedding, but I was still able to squeeze a few small things in here and there. I had to see a doctor (surprise) because I burned my leg recently and it wasn't getting any better. I also met up with an old friend from High school whom I had not seen since graduation. Although we only had a few minutes it was still fun to chat with her and see what she has done with her life since VHS. Sunday involved packing back up again, having coffee with another friend and hopping back on the plane to head to DC. I arrive back at my apartment around 11pm Sunday night, so work today was fairly slow going.

I have included some fun random pictures I took from the visit home.

Ah. When Bryan came to visit me in Samoa, I greeted him in the airport with a sign. It said Dumb Ass. When I came up the stairs at the airport in Seattle he was standing at the top waiting for me with a like sign... I still think mine was better. (The one of me in a red dress)

Our dog Lizzy. Isn't she cute? And getting old finally. She has had the gray on her face since a puppy because she was hit by a car when she was 1 yr old and it caused some trauma like the gray hair and a permanent limp. She is a black lab, German Shepard mix.

Me and cousin Michelle. Apparently my parents threw a Myers Family Reunion (mom's side) same day as the wedding. It started after I left, but I called Michelle to come earlier since I wanted to see her and say hi.

My breakfast Sunday morning included (as you can see), a bowl of cereal, cheese cake, keylime pie and some fresh steamed crab Bryan had just caught that morning from his boat in Puget Sound. Breakfast of Champions.

For my friends on the east coast. THIS is a real mountain.

Real Mountains... see, snow year round. Not a real mountain if it doesn't have snow on it year round.

Sunrise view from my parents house. Those are the Cascade mountains as seen from the backyard.

Dad on the deck hanging a fake bees hive to keep hornets away.

The living room of my parents house. My old bedroom is the door to the right of the chimney.

My parents house from their front yard. I am standing in front of the hedge in which I cut off my finger... just in case you wanted that random bit of information...


At 6:25 PM, Anonymous Daniel J. Wilson said...

East Coasters seem to think of any hill with green on it as a mountain.

At 9:09 PM, Blogger Julya Steyh said...

It's soo true! Mt Rainer is 3 times the size of their tallest...

At 3:10 AM, Anonymous Cousin' Tom said...

Hi CJ (Cousin' Julya),

Sure wish I had a chance to visit when you were in town however had unavoidable "issues" to deal with.

Hope to come visit you in DC sometime.

Cheesecake is great but CCWTPP is still your favorite REAL pie, right?

Cousin' Tom

At 10:19 AM, Blogger whatever said...

Love the Dumb Ass sign. Yes I still think yours in better with your computer talents, but esp. the puletasi

At 10:24 AM, Blogger whatever said...

Your parents house is very pretty.


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