Boat Shoes On a Boat

I did it! I got on a sailboat and I didn’t get Seasick!

Huzzah!

Before I get to the sailing photos though, what does one wear on a sail? It was a gorgeous day in Seattle, but I knew it was going to get breezy on the boat, so I opted for some light layers.DSCN0594


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kimono: here          Tank: here          Jeans: here          Sunnies: similar here

I swapped the wedges out for boat shoes for the actual sailing, and slipped back into the wedges for dinner later.

My boat shoes have officially fulfilled their destiny, being on a boat.

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My Joel Mchale look alike bf.

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I’d say I officially have a legit mohawk, wouldn’t you?

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Oh Seattle, you do make me swoon.

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Seattle is truly meant to be seen from the water. It was BEAUTIFUL! I’m ready for my next sailing adventure. Perhaps a bit longer than two hours.

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Chicago Part Two

As stated before, we didn’t get much sightseeing done while visiting Chicago. We were busy cracking bad jokes, playing volleyball (poorly), and eating lots of Chicago food (YUMMM). However, we did catch a few sights while there, and oh what sights they were.

Millenium Park is awesome! I highly recommend a stop by if you are in town. It was hot, and super crowded, but a very well designed space, with great installation art everywhere.

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The Bean. Seriously cool underneath.

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We managed to get a group shot in the bean…. with a few others included.

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Popped down to look at the lake. It looks like an ocean.

Speaking of oceans, what did one ocean say to the other?

Nothing, it just waved.

I heard that the other day, it made me giggle.

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By the way, I found my new calling. Professional supersize Jenga player. That’s a thing right?10559681_10154377108765462_6839543082134599419_n

Until next time.

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Reunion, Chicago style

I’d never been to Chicago. I’d never really been anywhere in the mid-west, or middle earth as I like to refer to it. To be honest, I’ve always liked to stick to the coasts in the U.S.. While I still hold that West Coast=Best Coast, Chicago was Lovely. T and I are already planning a visit back to do some more exploring of Chicago and its great surrounding areas.

First things first though, I love my extended family, many of which live in the surrounding areas of Chicago. They very graciously hosted us for a multi day reunion extravaganza. I only see my extended family on my dad’s side every three years or so, and it is a hoot when we all get together. This post is for them.

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Most days we gathered outside, eating, playing volleyball, playing in the grass with the kiddos, and chatting. Perfect summer days.

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The kid’s kept us all entertained, and gave me a good workout chasing after them.

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My Uncle’s sweet cup for the weekend. We are classy folks. End of Story.
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Kiddie pools, not just for kiddies.
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O asked to be painted as fire….

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We young adults managed to sneak away for an evening out. Whiskey shots all around! Proving we are definitely family.family bar

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I miss all these dear faces greatly and I’m counting down the days/years until I see them again.

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