Mini Vacation

Last week was an unusual one but lots of fun. I spent a week with my best friend, Karen, in her hometown of Sequim. A very, fast growing little burg on the other side of the waters of Seattle. I was greeted with the damp atmosphere the west coast is noted for, thus cleaning out my sinuses but Sequim hardly received any actual rainfall as the surrounding areas were swamped.

Mike stayed home and tended the homefront. He was entertained by several of our friends and, of course, Ruby Ann shadowed him where ever he went.

Karen's hubby went hunting for almost two weeks so us girls had a grand time. Both of us torch glass and this trip, I showed Karen how to use her kiln to fuse glass. She is totally inspired now and having, also, showed her that she can do borosilicate glass with her torch and kiln, she now has bigger horizons to explore.

We managed to make a big mess every day, in some form or another. A couple days of rubber stamping, watercolors, crocheting, shopping, Casino (glad I stuck to the $20 limit I took!!) and and and. Karen is a wonderful cook, so we ate a lot more than we intended. With the husbands out of the picture, we had intended to eat light... HA!!!

Karen lives close to the Olympic Game Reserve and one morning (in the dark) I heard the Grizzly Bear roar. It was soooo loud. It resonated throughout the valley and scared the crap out of me as I was out in the dark looking for Karen's dog. I thought it might have gotten out and got the dog!! Karen laughed at me.. imagine that.

I wish I had a picture. Blogs are so much more interesting with them, I realize.


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