We went to Seaside, OR and almost froze to death. We showed up in bathing suits and everyone else was wearing long pants and sweatshirts. We did a quick change in the car. It was freezing. The town had the best bumper cars. I was slamming into old ladies, my kids and terrified strangers - a blast. We met up with a friend, who did the teacups with the boys. I won't do any hurler-rides.
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The tide pools in Bellingham were a huge hit. The water was like glass. We found giant purple sea stars, crabs and a dead bull shark with only part eaten. Bellingham has a really nice farmer's market, many unusual items. I wish I had taken a picture of the woman in the blueberry booth, container after container of big, fat blueberries. I was grossed out by the girl selling washable menstrual pads. They were cute, but eww, a little too back to basics for me. The market was loaded with artisan cheeses, chocolates and roasted nuts. I bought locally dyed yarn in a bright green color. Ned got to celebrate his birthday with a big cake.
The kids as usual had many great quotes and I wish I could remember them all. Here is a quote from each.
As we drove by a Christmas tree lot, Ian asked if I thought the owners were Jewish?
During the wedding Ned points up to the front of the church and says, "is that a piano or a coffin?"
Ellen was doing a book of scratch off hangman. I asked her what the word was and she said, "dared evil." What, is it really two words? "No, one word, daredevil," she notices.
We are now into school, which seemingly has brought never-ending rain. Never-ending rain has brought never-ending traffic, floods, downed trees and power outages. Summer is really over, our pool is closed.