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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

An Update and a Road Trip

We woke up to a beautiful spring day here in the Pacific NW, so the DH and I decided to take a short road trip to a small town just south of Tacoma.  They have a few shops that I love to visit. Tacoma has a wonderful walking trail along the harbor so we decided to stop there for our walk and have lunch at one of the several restaurants along the water front.  Then we went on to Sumner, our final destination. 

 First, a quick update on "Slicker Bunny." All that is left is the cute flower umbrella, the whiskers, and the rain drops. My linen is more gray than the blue that shows in the photo.

 All for only $6 dollars at the Safeway!

When we got out of the car, this is what we saw as we looked up.  I think the trees are a variety of maple as they are beautiful colors in the fall. Look at that deep blue sky!!

 This is the view along the very long paved walkway.

 Lunch time! It was very good!

The view out the window of the restaurant! I think he gets hand outs during the summer when the deck is open.

 Here is one reason we went to visit Sumner.  This is one of the best antique shops in the area.

 Along the sidewalk there were several little areas of plantings.

The plums are blooming.  We saw them everywhere.
Thanks so much for joining me today!!!!

24 comments:

  1. Love that March Prairie Schooler ! Your bunny is adorable !

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  2. Slicker Bunny is adorable so cheery as are your pictures thanks for taking me along today....

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  3. Slicker Bunny is adorable. Looks like a nice road trip.

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  4. That looks like such a beautiful day for a spring outing. I feel guilty for all our great weather here when the rest of the country has been snowed in so long.

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  5. Slicker Bunny is too cute.
    The road trip looked like a nice time, thanks for the pics.
    I like your header pic too!
    Marilyn

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  6. You have some very pretty places near you Barb.
    I love Slicker Bunny's bright yellow slicker.

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  7. Your header and your pictures have it all - all that represents spring: daffodils, blooming trees, blue skies and little stitched bunnies. I also feel the urge to go out into the garden and read my book there instead of inside. And our daily walks are so very enjoyable now.

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  8. Beautiful. Thank you for taking us along on your trip.

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  9. spring has settled in on you! we are about to drop 80 degrees! it was 70 yesterday and tomorrow morning will be -10!

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  10. Slicker Bunny is adorable, and seeing the photos of your Spring weather gives me hope--we are getting close, here!

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  11. What a beautiful day on the sound!! So glad you could get out and enjoy the sun! I'm going to get out for some yard work today - woo! :)
    Love the Slicker Bunny!

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  12. I love road trips! Thanks for sharing the great pictures! Love your bunny!

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  13. Your PS piece in your header is darling, Barb. I've been meaning to stitch that for so long now--not sure why I haven't picked it up! Love your progress on SB--he sure is a cutie, isn't he?

    There are so many lovely towns and places of interest to visit out your way--what a beautiful part of the U.S.

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  14. Looks like you had a great little day trip! Love those daffodils. I will have to make a stop by Trader Joe's soon to pick some up. They are very inexpensive there. Your slicker bunny is so cute! I am doing a bedroom cleanout and came across the pattern just yesterday. :)

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  15. What beautiful pictures! Fun road trip! We are still under about 7 feet of snow (banks) but spring is on the way!

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  16. Beautiful photos. I love Spring. It is starting to look Fall like in my corner of the world.

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  17. I love your new header. I want to change mine but don't know how. My husband made the header I have now and I keep forgetting to ask him to help me change it. LOL Anyway... Your bunny has grow and I love him. The colors are so pretty and Spring.

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  18. Love the butter yellow in Slicker Bunny. Perfect for this time of year. Looks like you had wonderful weather for your day out.

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  19. Hi, Barb,
    Thanks for sharing the pictures of your outing. Spring is not here yet :( , going down to 6 degrees tonight, awful. Hopefully this will be the end of it.
    Melinda

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  20. What a gorgeous day out. So many places to explore.
    Lovely progress too!

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  21. Your bunny piece is just too cute. Wonderful photos from your day trip.

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  22. Such a cute bunny! Isn't the peeking of spring a joyful thing? Hope your SPD market tasting was as fun as it sounds!

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  23. What a lovely day trip Barb! It's so quaint and alive with Spring there! Love your header photo. Our daffodils are coming up too! Just love those happy yellow flowers! Slicker bunny is adorable! Hugs to you!

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  24. Oh, I'd have felt right at home at The New England Saltbox! What a fun day! And the Chowder House? Yummmm! I love your March header cross stitch!! Looks like it's much warmer your way than it is here in New England. I'm still staring at some snow on the ground and not a bud in sight. Soon hopefully! Have a great week!
    Donna

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