I arrived back home from house sitting in La Conner on Friday night. My mom and step-dad had a great trip sailing around the South Pacific, except for my step-dad getting sick with the flu at the end. Luckily it was after they were off the cruise ship and staying at an RV park in San Diego.
The weather never cooperated (lots of clouds, rain, and wind) the entire second half of my stay, so these pics are from March. Except for doing a few timelapses of clouds from the house’s deck my poor camera stayed in its bag in April.
I’m still house sitting in La Conner for another week. The weather for the past two weeks has been rainy and cloudy so I haven’t been to any parks or out playing with my camera. Got a lot of reading done though! Luckily I had a few nice days in the first part of my stay and snapped a lot of pics.
My regular readers may remember that I lucked into a surprise viewing of the Aurora Borealis this last May while housesitting for my aunt in Ellensburg. That experience, as magnificent as it was, didn’t let me consider it a done deal. Nope. It made me want more!
On Friday I arrived in Ellensburg to house sit for my aunt for a week, my first vacation in two years. The normally two hour drive ended up taking just under four hours, and today’s post was going to be about an unplanned sidetrip to Snoqualmie while attempting to avoid part of a hideous traffic jam on I-90.
But on Saturday night at around 11:30 pm, as I was checking my Facebook feed after a strenuous day of reading and dozing, I read a post from meteorologist Scott Sistek that the Aurora Borealis was visible. And here I was away from the city!