Saturday, May 12, 2018

Bloomsday 2018

Oh my goodness! Today is so gorgeous. It is as close to perfect as I could get. Warm and sunny with a slight breeze. My apple trees are in full knock out, amazing bloom! Yikes, if all the bees do their job, I will have an incredible crop of apples. And my Deer Man up in the mountains will love me. (He feeds his deer all winter long on my crop). I am busy putting out my yard art and getting my yard ready for the season. But first...

Bloomsday, Spokane, Washington. An amazing  running event we have attended for over 30 years now. It is like, "Let's get 45,000 people together and throw a party!" We drive over the day before and stay in the most wonderful hotel, the Davenport Grand. Posh and elegant and right downtown, so once we park the car we can walk to all our favorite stores and restaurants. Once the packets are picked up, we head to the best book shop ever. Aunties! I love to find a comfy chair and read a magazine that I would never buy, $19.99! You have got to be kidding me....lol Then there is a couple of stores that are such fun to browse, Boo Radleys and Atticus. I bought a new alarm clock. What is with me and clocks?! We had dinner at Luigi's and it was lovely. We finished the night with drinks on the outdoor veranda of the hotel.


Up early and my runners got ready. I did the 7.4 miles once and that was enough for me. My hubby is a great runner and is in the Second Seed division right behind the Elites. I am married to a fast guy. :P They head out and I pick up coffee and head to the finish area. I love to sit on my bench and people watch. I get such a thrill when I recognize my runner coming toward me. Both did so well and were happy and ready for showers. They both were sporting their new finisher t-shirts. These shirts can only be had if you finish. Very coveted.  We headed home via Red Lobster for lunch, and had a lovely drive thru the mountains. A perfect weekend! Always, Kit


oldgreymareprimitives said...

You and your family embrace life with such gusto. Yay you!

Connie said...

How Fun! I've never done the run, but our daughter has a few times, while she still lived at home and while going to college and living in Spokane. The shirts are so bright and lively this year, very cool! Oh, and your apple trees look amazing!
Happy Spring.
Connie :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I love all the fun things you do with your family. You also have a wonderful town!! Right now I'm not running far! lol! Thanks for the nice comment!


Angie said...

I am so excited about this post, because I remember your description of Bloomsday last year. Another reminder that I have been retired for over a year and enjoying all my buddies in blogland!!!

We had wonderful weather today ... finally got our deck furniture assembled, and enjoyed a couple of adult beverages on the sunny front porch as the sun went down behind the pines!

Happy Mother's Day to you, dear Kit!!!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

This is such a wonderful post!! I almost felt like I was there too. I'm so glad the weather was grand. AND you have a deer guy too!! How cool.
xx, Carol

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Another happy, eventful post from you. Congrats to your two runners.

Your apple tree full of blooms is beautiful.

I do hope you all are safe from the flooding I just saw on accu-weather this morning.

You are in my thoughts and prayers ~ Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Congrats to your hubby and daughter. I'm not a runner, but would gladly walk it. Looks like it was a fabulous weekend. I have to say, I bought two magazines while in Toronto and my husband just about fell over when he saw how much they cost. I didn't even think to look and had forgotten how much they are nowadays. :/