Sunday, July 09, 2006

From the Road

I am captivated by the beauty of this town. On a clear day, like yesterday, you can see the mountains, snow-capped and looming in the distance. The water, a rich, inviting blue as the sun reflects off its smooth surface. The big ol' moon hanging in the big black sky. The Space Needle is my beacon of hope. If I can see it, I can orient myself. And the trees. So many trees. You'd think I'd come from hicksville, my eyes are so wide. Santa Cruz is beautiful but so is this place. And I live here!

I probably shouldn't be taking pics while driving but I just HAD to. This is the 520 E as I head into Bellevue to Hillz house.
This is from one of the main roads from Capital Hill to get on the 5 (IKEA here we come!).
From the 5 South towards Tacoma, we could see the snow-capped mountains. When quizzed on which mountain that is I guessed and said "Cascade" but I was wrong. And now I can't remember which one it is. Bullocks! (Squint, it is there.)
Choo choo! It seems every time I arrive in Bellevue the train passes. I don't mind. It's a short train so the wait is brief and besides, who doesn't love a train?


The weather has been so warm, you'd think I was still in the Cruz (minus the ocean). Yay for flip flops and freckles!

13 comments:

Mr_Rodacre said...

Pretty sure that big ol' mountain is Mount Rainier...

Claire said...

I would guess Rainier too but only because that's the only one I know there.

Just look at that blue sky: that's good for the soul.

Nihilistic said...

I've always wanted to go on a train ride...I mean the kind where you sleep on the train and eat on the train and see beautiful places from the train (not the trip from Jersey to NY kinda thing, which I've done). It just seems...dare I say romantic??

Alison said...

It all sounds good!

amy said...

I wonder if you will still be this giddy when the rain starts falling and never stops?!

Bill said...

One of these days I'll post one of the pics of me kayaking in Seattle. Or my friend's backyard where she raised bees, of all things.

(I wish I could remember the name of the bar where I got shit-faced drinking beer and eating oysters.)

JustRun said...

Glad Seattle is so welcoming for you!

sue said...

It looks just like a place you'd fit right in... :)

Mrs. Ca said...

I love the mountain views. In most of Michigan we don't even have big hills, so mountains always amaze me. Glad to hear you're enjoying your new digs.

Jenny said...

it's beautiful, isn't it!

i can't wait to visit :)

(and i miss you :))

kapgar said...

Don't worry, I take pictures as I drive all the time. I feel I should have a permanent camera mount on my dashboard just to save me time.

Now that's an idea!

Bob Merrick said...

it's Mt. Rainier.

Have you heard the Rainier Beer commercial yet??

Becky said...

I've also been told by my friends that locals call it "the mountain," so that I could sound like I belong here:)

I'm just like you in that I think it's so pretty up here, more so than most people realize. I often force myself to get down to the wharf or some other water's edge around here, just to relax and unwind and take in the scenery.