This picture was taken about 10 minutes before The Wind hit. See that green in the cloud? That's hail. See the white in that cloud? That's wind. See that gray fuzzy stuff under the cloud? That's rain. About 3" worth. We got a downburst/twister/wind shear that knocked 4 trees down, destroyed a couple of buildings in Redfield, and scared the bejabbers out of us. After it passed, we had a good 5 hours of non-stop lightning, which means I did not sleep much before we got up at 3:30am to get ready for our flights, which were a bit bumpier than usual, but otherwise uneventful. I bought the 40lb Stephen King paperback at the Minneapolis airport and immediately was hooked.
Mary was right however, I DID find some time to sew before all of the excitement. Process pics of the robot construction will be posted after I get home. I'm delighted with them (and with the Crayola fabric markers, which only bleed if you are silly enough to color right next to a wet area).
After landing at SeaTac, we wandered Pike Place market, and ate at a wonderful brewpub called The Pike. the market is an amazing spectacle (and the weather warm... maybe too warm...) and not to be missed.
I'm flying so I couldn't buy any of these peppers, but I sure wanted to.
The a capella gospel singers were wonderful, and they gathered a large audience.
And we saw the Space Needle on the drive out of town.
We're in Snohomish for now (my class reunion begins tomorrow night), and I promise I'll post more often, now that my body knows it's on Pacific Daylight Time.