Monday, June 8, 2009

Back to Cape and blogging after the Northwest


This will be brief. We returned on a redeye flight this morning to Boston from Seattle after nine days away. Visited our son Marcus, daughter-in-law Anastasia and their little family of two birds and the new and adorable puppy Hopi. Saturday, we snowshoed at over 5,000 feet at Chinook Pass on Mt. Rainier, while the younger athletes and their friends skied up and down a bit of the mountain. Still lots of mushy snow left on Rainier, and a good deal of fog. Lovely up there.
More tomorrow, including some beautiful wood-fired pots at Bainbridge Island.

7 comments:

tsbroome said...

Ah, Rainier! I used to work for Jansport, and we had many a meeting in Seattle. The Rainier Mt guides always came to our parties, pretty intense folks. Can't believe I'm going to be walking around in the blazing sun for five days and you were walking around in the snow! Isn't Seattle the best!!

jimgottuso said...

wow! and it's in the 90's here... sounds like a great time

Hollis Engley said...

Seattle's a great city. Great food, beer, coffee, people. Jansport would have been a good outfit to be part of. We were at Feathered Friends, Outdoor and More and REI while we were in the city. And Jim, it was 90 in the city the day before we went up to Rainier, so you can have it both ways out there.

mengley said...

It was great to have y'all out -- an action-packed trip. I think Hopi was wandering around all day yesterday wondering where her daytime babysitters had gone.

Hollis Engley said...

We did pack a lot into a week. You guys can now get some sleep.

maria said...

I was really surprised with this photo so here, in Barcelona, is almost summer time.

Hollis Engley said...

Well, Maria, Chinook Pass, where I made the photo, is at about 5,400 feet in altitude. Which is, I think, more than 1,500 meters. So it's pretty high, and still quite cold.