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Thursday, March 31, 2011

SEATTLE, Hotel Olympic Fairmont

Pip and Tabs

Our Suite

Me

Pip and I

The customs officer threw out an entire bag of our navel oranges at the border--I forgot about not bringing in oranges. They were from California! The entire family has arrived. At first I was going to fly by myself, but then it is spring-break so I wanted to bring the girls and then, since the girls were all coming, Peter decided he wanted to join us. He arrived home last night from Vancouver so we all drove down here together.

I met with my supervisor yesterday morning before we left--found out the thesis changes I need to make. Thus, this morning I must hang back at the hotel and work. Peter and the girls will explore. I hope 4 hours of work will do the trick--I don't want to miss all of the Seattle fun. I like the hotel Olympic. Reminds Mist and I of The Sound of Music house on a larger scale. There is a grand piano on the balcony level above the lobby. Tabs played all of her music festival pieces on it last night and it was beautiful. Mist was too shy.

Last night we went swimming and out to an Italian Restaurant, Palomino.
I will go to the gym and then to Starbucks to work for a while.
Seattle is so much like Vancouver. I like it. It is very green and lush and all of the spring blossoms are out. But of course, it does nothing but rain on the coast! Once I'm finished the thesis revisions, I hope to join the rest of the gang and walk to the Pike Market walk and visit the Seattle Art Gallery.

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