Out West

I had a great time on the west coast visiting my cousin Anna and her family in Washington and my friends JoAnna and Joel up in Vancouver, Canada. I have had the opportunity to visit with a lot of people since i have been home and have taken a ton of pictures. I will start with this most recent trip and then move backwards šŸ™‚

Starting in Washington –

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apparently i brought some of our snowy chicago weather with me šŸ™‚

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Mt. Rainier – stunning (i would like to climb this one someday)

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Columbia Tower – downtown Seattle (the 73rd floor provides a spectacular view)

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my cousin, Anna, and i with some of the view behind

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some of the view with the space needle at center – was glad for some insider information, courtesy of my friend tyler, regarding the towers superior height and view

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my cousin, Anna, and her husband Dan – downtown Seattle (i love these two!!!)

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lovely view near the waterfront

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it was cold enough for the coat šŸ™‚

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Pikes Place fish market

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coffee lover at the first starbucks šŸ™‚

Canada –

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view from the bus, nearing Vancouver

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went to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with my friends JoAnna and Joel – amazing

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joel, a new friend, John Mark, and JoAnna

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ceiling and chandelier at the theater

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part of downtown Vancouver from Stanley Park

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me and JoAnna took a bike ride around the park – wonderous

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Jo and i at Lions Gate bridge

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some postcards and my hot chocolate at Granville Island

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me and joel – at Jo’s place – we relived some Tanzania days by making some french toast and playing cards (joel always wins – this time was no exception)

Back in Seattle – by good fortune my bus from Vancouver arrived early into Seattle, giving me 3 hours to enjoy the sunshine downtown before catching my train to Tacoma.

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waterfall/garden that i found while walking down 2nd St.

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man sitting on a bench

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flower cart on 1st St.

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close-up of one of the flowers

Roy, WA – a small little town a couple hours south of seattle where my cousin and her family live

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Roy water tower

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the shoe tree – graduation tradition is to throw shoes into this tree

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my cousin Anna’s youngest, Damien

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Me and Gabe, her first born šŸ™‚ he is 4

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finally got the little one to sit still long enough for me to get a picture of both of us.

Trip home –

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view from my window

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sunset at Kansas City airport

that is all from this past trip… more coming soon!

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2 thoughts on “Out West

  1. Hi Liz,
    Gosh these pics are so amazing. Din’t know you had climbed Kili.
    I hope you are fine out there.
    Missing you here.
    Take care!!

  2. Thanks! I actually am not sure about plug-in’s and such for my site. A friend of mine created it for me and i basically just put the new content into it. Hope you are able to find what you need. Wish i could have been more of a help. cheers šŸ™‚

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