Thursday, September 24, 2009

Seattle (Oliver's Great Adventure)!

We have been on vacation in Seattle for the past eight days, so I don't have any bee or chicken news to share. I decided to post about our adventure off the property. Vacationing with a small child poses many challenges. For example, Oliver was so excited to be on a bridge in downtown Long Beach that he peed. Although Glenn and I shared his enthusiasm, we were able to control ourselves. The benefits of traveling with a three-year-old include excellent perks and enthusiasm for the mundane. First I will show you a couple of perks.

The Pit
I have never, in all of my years of flying, been invited into the cockpit. Flying with a cute little boy is like holding the golden ticket. Sure, I was only allowed in to take pictures of Oliver, but it was still special.

The Moose
How many baseball games have I attended? Twenty. How many mascots have I encountered? At least five. How many have stopped to take a picture with me? None.

The Fountain
"Mommy-quick! Take off your shirt! Let's run in the water!" Before having a child I would have admired the fountain from a distance. Oliver made me realize how much more fun it is to enjoy the fountain while in the fountain.

The other great part about traveling with a child is just how amazing everything is. For example:

The Slug
"Oh my gosh, a slug. COOL! Where are the eyes!? Yay! A Slug! Aren't we lucky!?" (Okay, much of the excitement was probably mine-but still.)

The Shrimp
"A giant shrimp! I want to meet him! MOMMY! There he is! Can I see the picture? Why is he a shrimp? Why? Why?"

The Space Needle
"Look, it's SOOO TALL! A huge space needle going 'round and 'round!" Can you believe it Daddy? There it is AGAIN!"

The Flight
"We are FLOATING! In the AIR! Thank you pilots! Look at the ground Daddy. Are we going to splash dive into the water? YAY!! How did we do this?!"


  1. All my life whilst living in California, I have never ever seen a slug at such detail, so close up ;-)

    I remember living precariously through my young daughter. It was fantastic and I miss it!

    Looks like you guys had a blast! How wonderful!

  2. I just love your blog :) Travelling with Oliver has a great many benefits as far as I can tell. And the peeing part, well I'm 48 now and I sometimes pee when I'd rather not too.

  3. What an adorable bubby! I hope the pic of Oli in the pilot's seat took place while on the ground or it might have been a touch frightened for the other passengers, not that Oliver can't handle flying a plane, as I'm sure he could...
    Thanks for finally posting by the way. Much appreciated:)

  4. Hi, I found your blog via the Verla Kay's blueboards "Introduce Yourself" section. I love your blog and humor. It looks like you were just in my neck of the woods, and having a great time. Now I need to check out your goods on etsy- isn't that a super site?! Wishing you much success with writing and your bee business.