Reminiscing Sundays

For this fine Sunday, here’s a set of postcards that takes me back to our summer in Seattle and the Pacific North West with my husband’s sister and her family. It was a hot but splendid summer spent exploring lavender farms and driving through scenic mountains wreathed in mist and past pretty passes, making our way into old American towns with typical diners and rail engines, chugging on iced teas and beer, guzzling wine like water after setting our mouths on fire with the hottest chilli sauce we have ever dug into, meeting good looking Native American boys in Canadian towns with hair that reached their waist (at that point I had a pixie hairdo so it made me miss my mane a fair bit), tucking into hot, hot, hot chicken wings with our niece and nephew gunning us on to compete for a level-7 challenge (this remains on our bucket list with them) which is supposed to send you screaming into town. You get the picture. We had a ball. That sentence could have gone on and on and yet it remains the longest sentence I have ever written. Happy browsing, folks.

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Arundhati Basu

The great affair in my life is to travel. I count myself immensely fortunate that my partner shares this passion. We are a team that likes to spend time planning and plotting out places to go. Destination check, flights check, accommodation check, cheesy grins check. Off we go.

13 thoughts on “Reminiscing Sundays

  1. The fine folks in the Pacific Northwest of the US have a unique take on the English language. Many of my friends and associates from Washington and Oregon use words and expressions that I often do not understand. Even their pronunciation of some words leave me puzzled. For example, in Canada we “wash” our clothes; in the Pacific NorthWest, they “warsh” their clothes. Another example is as follows: “let’s go dink around downtown…”; meaning “let’s go hang out downtown”. In Canada, a “dink” is part of a man’s anatomy. One only needs to use their imagination to understand the American expression 🙂 Lol.

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    1. You are welcome, Miriam! 🙂 Always a pleasure. What happened to all that land? It is fantastic that you did own all of it. Is there a story there? Seattle is gorgeous. I mean Mount Rainier itself does it for me.

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