Monday, July 29, 2013

Seattle Mariner Baseball Game

Susan surprised me with tickets to a Seattle Mariner baseball game for my birthday this year. The tickets were for the game on Saturday against the Minnesota Twins. The Mariners lost the game, but it was so much fun to spend the weekend in Seattle. Besides going to the game, we ate dinner at one of our favorite downtown restaurants - Etta's.
This enormous chandelier made of baseball bats is one of the first things you see once inside the stadium.
Click on an image for a full-size view. 

A view of the stadium before the game started.

Taking pictures while walking around the ballpark.

One of the many food booths around the stadium. We also heard they sell Fried Rice Krispy Cookies, but I did not see that booth.

Outside the Kids Clubhouse, a gift store that caters to kids.

The fountain located outside the Playfield.

I love this mural.

A nice tribute to Dave Niehaus. A staff member will use your camera to take a picture of you sitting next to Dave in the broadcast booth.

We had perfect seats. There were many, many foul balls hit during the game, but none of them came into our section.

A view of the outfield while walking around the stadium.

A view of the pitcher's warmup box.

The self-serve yogurt stations were very busy on Saturday.

I took this picture of Susan from the other side of the stadium.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Yakima Weather

This pretty much says it all!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Bye Bye Birdie

Friday evening Susan, Kay and I went out to dinner and then to the Warehouse Theatre in Yakima to see their production of Bye Bye Birdie. Monica Sevigny, playing the part of Kim Macafee, has a beautiful voice. The group of kids playing the teen dancers were also very fun to watch. It was not the best play we have seen at the Warehouse, but still a nice evening out supporting our local economy.

The next show at the Warehouse is Anne of Green Gables. It runs from September 27 through October 12. I have always wanted to see this show, but I will be out of town. I hope Susan and Kay go so they can tell me all about it.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Restoring Old Furniture

When Mom and Dad were in the process of downsizing they gave us kids the option of taking what furniture we wanted to keep. Susan and I recently took a few of the pieces we kept to an antique specialist to have them restored. I do not have a picture of this commode before it was restored, but it had been painted a light yellow, the handles were broken and some of the wood pieces on the side were broken. The commode was built in 1890.
My great grandmother used this writing desk until she passed away. The desk was built in 1910 and you can see the amount of work that needed to be done to restore it to its original condition.
Following the restoration process.
This old shelf stand dates back to the early 1900's and I believe this came from the lake cabin.
The finished product.
Needless to say, we love how the furniture turned out.

Week of July 4th

Mom and Dad spent the last week here visiting and celebrating the holiday. We went to the ice cream shop in Selah on Wednesday when the weekly market was in progress.  I found this sign at the market and since we named our property after the 100 Acre Wood story, I just had to have it. Click on the picture for a LARGER photo and you can see why.
The Yakima Community Band performing at Randall Park on July 4th.
Waiting for the concert to begin.
We took Mom and Dad to the Sports Center Restaurant and Lounge in Yakima. It is one of the oldest retro bars in town.
The sign in front of the restaurant has been there for many, many years.
We had a great time while Mom and Dad were here and were sorry to see them leave this morning.