Summer Visitors

I promised one last post before we hit the road. Our special visitors last week were none other than Francesca of Slow Knits (formerly Fluffbuff), and her sweetie, Ben. They were doing a tour up the Pacific coast and stayed here for a couple of nights. We ate, drank, and showed them the local sights. Here are a few photos:

We took the ferry over to Bainbridge Island, for lunch and a little foray to Churchmouse Yarns. Yes, it’s summer here. In their defense, it was only in the 60’s, and windy on the ferry deck.

That’s Francesca and I knitting on the ferry crossing.

We went to the World Spice Market in Seattle. We almost had to drag Francesca out of this place.

The required photo by one of the Market pigs.

We foraged for dinner at Pike’s Market.

Ahhh. Relaxing after dinner! It was way too short of a visit, but they had more stuff to see on the way back down the coast. It’s always fun to meet someone in real life that I’ve “known” for years through the blog!

We’re off tomorrow for Scotland. We mostly have the itinerary nailed down, just a few details to plan as we go along. We’re flying in to visit friends in Manchester, England for a few days, then take the train to Edinburgh. We’re taking Ernie (the Mac Air) along with us, and we should have wi-fi here and there along the way, so expect updates. I’ve already scouted out places where I might find wool along the way!


Summer Visitors — 12 Comments

  1. Woo Hoo! Another imaginary friend who is imaginary no longer. I’m so jealous of your trip to Scotland. Edinburgh is my favorite city of all time. Perhaps it’s because it was there we met our future dil for the first time. I’ll be looking forward to your travelogue. Be sure to climb the Sir Walter Scott Memorial – you get a certificate!

  2. Oh how lovely to see this post 😀 Francesca and I are email buddies and of course as she and Ben are on the road right now and don’t have much internet access I’ve missed much of her travelling news.

    Have a great time in the UK, and if you’re coming to Chester (not so far from Manchester) give me a shout and that’s another of your blog readers you can meet up with, me ;D

  3. Our stay with you and John was fabulous… you can tell from the last photos how relaxed we were. 🙂

    Today is the last leg of our trip and I should be back to normal and start blogging again tomorrow. You will love Scotland.

  4. Have a great time in the UK! I fell in love with Pike Place Market the couple of times I visited Seattle. Well, I just generally fell in love with Seattle & the Pacific Northwest. My favorite cozy mystery author is a native & sets her books in Seattle.

  5. Oh!! It’s been 5 months since our return from the England/Scotland/Wales and I… oh, I loved every single minute of it and hope I can go back someday. I hope you can share while you’re away!! Have fun!

  6. Love Seattle, Pike’s Place Market & the ferry ride to Bainbridge Is. Churchmouse Yarn & Tea is a feast for the senses. So glad to see some of it again in your photos. Have a great trip-can’t wait to hear all about it!

  7. Hope you are having a wonderful trip! Can’t wait to hear of the wool adventures. North Ronaldsay?