Saturday, February 7, 2009

Among the Hamsters

After a pleasant drive of exactly 2 hours and 11 minutes (Google maps really nailed this one), we have arrived in Bellingham, where we are staying with Elizabeth Colen and Carol Guess, and where--I am told--people refer to themselves as "Hamsters." Also? Sometimes they dress alike, and if you ask them to pose, they will show you their best good sides: The drive was lovely because the sun came out and we knew that if we wanted, we could always stop and get some alpacas... ...or some cider: When we got here, Carol showed us the view from her favorite spot in their pretty house... ...and we got to meet Sylvie, the extremely photogenic cat. She is shown here, basking in the window of the pink room, where I will be staying. (As the boy, Kyle will be staying in the blue room, of course.): I forgot to note this duly it in the blog post earlier, but Jen and Jason fed us breakfast this morning, including phenomenal blueberry pancakes, pictured here:
Not to be outdone, Carol and Elizabeth served us heart-shaped purple sugar cookies with orange flowers: We are reading tonight with Elizabeth at Village Books at 7:00. Hope to see you there!

1 comment:

Martin Seay said...

Dude, I don't know what kind of story Smith and Skipper told y'all, but that's a bowl of pinecones on the table. Did the "pancakes" seem, I dunno . . . crunchy?