Monday, August 24, 2009

Seattle Skyline

After a full day of flying Terry and I arrived in Seattle. Terry's sister Rachel picked us up at the airport and shuttled us back to her home on Queen Hill. Allison Terry's niece was also home and we all sat on the back patio overlooking the Seattle skyline and talked. The original plan for the vacation was to go to Vancouver where Terry wanted to see some famous garden. As it turns out our passports were not up to date so we flew into Seattle and stayed.
I have plans to meet Gabi, the artist who founded Urban Sketchers. Actually over the weekend I will be joining the Seattle Sketchers on a mini Sketch Crawl. I am looking forward to meeting these west coast artists.
Terry and Rachel reminisced quite a bit about their high school years. What boys had been cute and which were jerks. I think Rachel recently went to a high school reunion so that sent her down memory lane. She told an interesting story about one boy who had been a bit frail and flabby in high school but he was the most handsome man at the reunion. A jock in high school introduced him to weight lifting and he took to it with a passion. Later he founded his own line of exercise equipment and then he hired the jocks from high school who had mistreated him. He gave these jocks demeaning jobs and underpaid them loving every minute. Perhaps Seattle is the capitol of the nerds revenge. Just look at Bill Gates.

2 comments:

megan said...

this is one of my new favorites! i loved my visit to Seattle several years ago and you captured so many buildings from such a fun perspective. Awesome!

Thor said...

Thanks Megan. The west is best.