Adventures in the Lone Star State


OK, so I went to Washington about two months ago. It was my second trip there (the first being this past May) and I must say that I had an enjoyable time. After giving Diane a tour of Southern California, it was her turn to convince me that Washington was the place to be. I’ll give you my answer later in the post. Diane’s dying to know. I have kept it a secret for these past two months. My first thought as I arrived at SeaTac is that Seattle is green (surprise, surprise). I already knew this from my first visit to Redmond. As part of my welcome agenda, we grabbed some fish ‘n chips at Ivar’s in the airport. We snacked on it in the car ride home to Diane’s home. It was tasty, but I can’t say that I’m a huge fish ‘n chips fan like my friend, Melissa. When we arrived at Diane’s home, we were greeted by one of her sisters and her family. It was the beginning…

While my journey began in Redmond, I didn’t spend much time there. After a day, we headed off the Chelan for a wonderful time. I worked 10 weeks over the summer and I was in desperate need of a tan. The lake was a bit hazy due to a fire at the north end of the lake, but I didn’t let it ruin my day. During the first half of our stay at the lake, a few other families stayed with us; it was so much fun to have them around. While I enjoyed my time in California, it was a little quiet since only mom, dad, and grandma are the only ones at home. Having kids around was very entertaining as I have forgotten what it’s like to be a little kid. I can’t say that I don’t miss my high school years. Teenage arrogance and immaturity is hilarious. It’s so funny to see them think they’re always right and “cool.”

After the guests left, things quieted down a bit. It was just Diane and her family. Different siblings and their families came and went while we were there. It was great to be able to meet all of her family. Over the two weeks, I improved my wakeboarding skills (not that I’m any good), got tan, and played a lot; lots and lots of Wii, badminton, horse shoes, etc. So much so, that I was feeling like I needed some order and productivity in my life. Diane even took me fishing for the first time (although she claims that it really wasn’t fishing since we didn’t catch anything, saw almost no fish, and got our lines tangled). Near the end of the trip, the family and I went to a Michael Buble concert (they’re big fans). I really didn’t know his before the concert, but I still found it enjoyable. I can’t say that he’s better than Frank, but he has some songs worth listening to.

I could write more, but doing so would mean that I would get even less out of my class than I am at the current moment.

October 25th, 2007 at 9:03 am

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