I just got back from a little over a week visiting family in Washington State. I am still in a family-love-swoon, they are all so precious to me. I feel very lucky, what more can I say?
I arrived Sunday evening to Bellingham International instead of flying into Seattle and either renting a car or making my son drive all the way from Bellingham – more than a couple of hours each way. Sure made the trip easy for all of us!
My son had bought tickets to the King Tut exhibit at the Seattle Center for Wednesday. Seattle Center is the site of the 1962 World’s Fair and was also my backyard when I managed an apartment building while attending the UW in the early 90’s. My sister works in Seattle so we managed to get together with her and her husband and daughters for dinner after viewing the exhibit. It was great to see them all and we had a fine time catching up. My nieces recently graduated from college and my granddaughter is going to be a junior in high school this year so they had some good tips about schools for Erica. We don’t all get together that often so it was a real treat. We even managed a quick pass-around Skype phone call with our other son in Mexico City so for a brief moment my sister and I shared the table with all our kids!
The exhibit was wonderful. At the top of the post is a picture from the exhibit, and you’ll see another just below it. We also toured the tropical butterfly exhibit where you walk through and the butterflies are everywhere. It is wonderful.
If you’re in the Seattle area, I highly recommend seeing the exhibit. I’d seen it when it came through town back in the ’70’s but it is heading back to Egypt so this is a last chance to see without traveling there. The Pacific Science Center is also highly recommended – below you’ll see Erica on one of the interactive exhibits – looks like fun, doesn’t it?
Want to get in the mood? Here’s Steve Martin’s Saturday Night Live skit on King Tut.
By the way, I absolutely love my new camera. I took these pictures with it and then optimized them on the iPad using an app called Photogene.