Thursday, June 12, 2008

Think of Every Town You've Lived In

I was also able to go to the Bellingham Farmers Market on my short visit. Besides delicious crepes, honey, and fruit they have musicians:

Bellingham Farmers Market

handspun Spincycle yarn:

I drool on this booth every time

and what that yarn can become:

Spincycle Garments

As well as Moth and Squirrel Toys, that share a booth with Spincycle:

Moth & Squirrel, w/Spincycle

and Rachel, a Spincycler herself!

Spincycle Rachel

Yes, there's a lot to love about Bellingham. I know Carly and Andy love it too. Just look at those smiling faces!

Carly and Andy May 2008

But I had to go home sometime, and when you leave Bellingham I suggest you do it by train.


It's a lovely view, hugging the coastline of the Pacific. If you can get them to show The Harvey Girls for in board entertainment I suggest that too.

My train was most accommodating.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Keep Bellingham Weird

Recently, I was able to go to Bellingham for a long Memorial Day weekend. A trip that was long overdue. I find Bellingham both surprising and relaxing, comforting and ever changing.

For instance while hanging out at the Black Drop Coffeehouse I noticed this passing by.

Wig Out Crowd

Suddenly my everyday brown hair just became a little... mousier.

Wig Out Day

It's not every day you wish you'd bought a wig.

Wig Out Info

There's always next year, as this is an annual event in B'ham. There isn't a real reason for it, they just say its a Fun-raiser. I love this town.

But my real reason for coming up was Opie.

Kat and Opie May 2008

She'd moved to a new house, had a new dog and was slogging through school when I came up to see her. But she still managed to find time to take me to one of our favorite breakfast spots, The Little Cheerful Cafe. Those smiles mean we know we came to the right place.

This was the first place I ate at when I moved to Bellingham for college in 2000. Like a lot of Bellingham it has changed, but it's still colorful and funky. Decorated with cancan girls, mermaids and even a pterodactyl kite

Little Cheerful Cafe

And I had the chance to get better acquainted with Opies' friend Chase.

Chase at the Cheerful

Can't you just tell he's fun? I certainly thought so, and this is an especially good thing to know as Chase will be accompanying us on an Opie/John/Jesse/Kat trip to Oaxaca, Mexico in the Fall.

Opie and I are turning 30. Yes, 30. And to celebrate we are taking a trip I've wanted to take for a long time. I've always wanted to celebrate my birthday in Mexico, as it is Dia de los Muertos. 30 seems like an especially good birthday to realize some dreams.