Washington State

The unhappy runner

Sometimes I think i'm a tad bit evil because of the way I handle a certain neighborhood occurrence here in Salt Lake City. You see, there are a lot of active people around here- bikers, runners, hikers, you name it. And in my neighborhood specifically there are trails on top of trails for all these things, that intertwine with public roads, and it's really cool.  

There is one road I frequently drive on that has a cemetery on both sides of the road, with crosswalks here and there. Runners love this wide road for whatever reason. The speed limit is 25 mph, probably to protect pedestrians who cross.

One time I drove down that road and saw an older lady running toward me on the right shoulder, who was waving. I thought "How nice! a friendly runner waving hello!" But, no. This lady thought I was going way too fast and wasn't really waving hello- she was trying to wave me down and sternly lecture me. I was going 25 mph, but she certainly didn't think so based on her frantic hand gestures and angry face. I slowed down even more as I passed just because driving and staring out the side window is hard. She was placated.

Another day however, this same exact thing happened. I saw a figure waving at me in the distance, only to recognize it as the older angry anti-speeding woman. She was using all the possible negative hand gestures she could muster up to get me to understand my wrong doing. I was going 25 mph. So, I sped up a little. And yes, it's evil because that made me laugh as I pressed down the pedal.

Yesterday I saw the lady for the third time. As I rounded a bend GOING 25MPH I saw her start to do her hand things and make her angry faces. So, when I got really close I slowed down to around 10 and waved a cute little happy wave at her mouthing "Have a good day!" and then I blew her a kiss and drove away (at 25 mph.)

I just kinda think its funny when people make themselves the police of whatever their safety passion is, It doesn't seem to make them happy at all! This lady acts like her day is just ruined, RUINED. But I take full recognition of my evilness and plan to keep happily waving back. 

 

Photos from Seattle, Washington.

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for your Monday Morning

Tyler showed me this adorable, delightful, inspiring video last week and I am excited to share it with you. Click below to see 2 adorable ladies take on a travel adventure. You won't be able to not smile! 

It's an 8 minute video which is quite long, but I thought it was very worth it. 

Have a great Monday everyone!

 

Photos from Seattle, Washington.

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the car life

In New York City a couple of weeks ago, we had the pleasure of staying in a great hotel in Midtown west, which was a new neighborhood for us to stay in. We usually frequent Central Park west, but were happy to try out some new restaurants.  

As usual we had to find a place to park our car for the duration of our stay. This time we left it in the ferry parking lot in Weehawken NJ.  After about day 4 of our time in NYC without our car, Isabelle turned and said to me, "Mom? Without our car, I feel a tiny bit homeless." 

After my heart broke into a billion tiny shards and silently and rapidly questioned all of my parenting tactics, I asked her if she would like to quickly take a ferry over to the car to say hello. I figured it might be worth the 35 minutes time it would take to do so, if it would make her feel better.  

She replied, "Tsk. No, mom-  I kind of like the feeling of being out here in the weird, cold world. It's adventure-y."

I couldn't possibly argue with that.

 

From Seattle, Washington. 

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