On Walkabout

Shaun has been having a bit of a hard time on this “vacation” of his.   He’s been so busy working, that the concept of relaxing for more then a weekend has been alien to him.   So, I told him that he should just go on a Walkabout…only in his beloved Jeep. 

It took him a few days to wrap his brain around the idea of just taking off by himself.  Despite constantly asserting that he is a very asocial creature, Shaun needs people.  He loves to share and explore with someone…and boy does he love to talk!

Yesterday, he came bounding up the stairs to tell me goodbye.  I assumed he was going to the library, until he  told me that he thought he might head to the Grand Coulee Dam.  I had to work hard at not laughing out loud at him as he danced around singing “Freedom!” It had just occurred to him that he could do whatever he wanted.  So like the true nerd he is, he grabbed his camera and his laptop before heeding the call of the open road.  (He figured he could find non-essentials such as a toothbrush and clean underwear along the road, just as the true aborigines do)

Just about time I settled down to relax, Shaun called me.  He wanted to share the experience of the Open Road right along with me.  Sigh…we need to work on this concept of a Walkabout just a little bit more… 


Bit O Life

Mimi went to the Mariners Game last night and brought along my Baby.  Here’s some of the important things she tookblurry pictures of:


Mimi and her friend A


This is a beautiful sunset. (Just ignore those things in the middle of the picture)


Friends A and E


The stands


All three girls


There’s a game going on? Really? Huh.

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0 Responses to On Walkabout

  1. Jay says:

    I would love to just jump into the car and take off for a few days of just wandering around. That would be fun.

  2. Kiraa says:

    He’s lucky! Plus, I kinda want to know what those things in the sunset are.

  3. Kari says:

    Your husband KNOWS my husband, right? lol I was on the phone with my husband today (his normal lunchtime phone call he feels so compelled to make) when my sister tried calling on the other line. Since I missed her phone call last night and he and I both know she’s working in Ohio this week and can’t call whenever she feels like it, I said “well, Sherri’s on the other line so I’d better go” to which he replied “oh yeah, I know you’ve been wanting to talk to her. Okay, just wanted to tell you that I had a wonderful time with you yesterday when we were shopping and I’m so glad you liked the stuff the boys and I got you and we’ll really have to do that again soon, you know, go walking around Granbury, just you and I…..” . I finally interrupted him and told him to forget it. She’d hung up. The man just can’t STOP sometimes. I may WRITE a lot of words, but he’s got me beat when it comes to TALKING a lot of words. lol
    Hope Shaun had a great time and love the pictures from the ballgame!

  4. Hilary says:

    Those things in the middle of the sunset picture give it an interesting perspective but I’m with Kiraa.. I want to know what they are too. You have some fun photos scattered throughout. I’ll be back! 🙂

  5. Dorky Dad says:

    He wasn’t singing “Freedom” by George Michael, was he? Please tell me he wasn’t. Oh, please please please please please.

  6. Andrea says:

    I found this interesting! While I always need/want time away from my hubby and its definitely necessary, sometimes when I’m amidst a cool experience, I realize I want to share it with him–I guess just like Shaun is with you! 😉 But we always say we’re not an “A” we’re pillars, working together to hold up our world, but independent of one another 😉

  7. Aw it’s cute how Shaun wants to share it with you too much to just get into being alone 🙂

  8. jkc says:

    The things in the middle of the picture are cranes for loading containers on and off ships. There are a bunch of them on the Seattle waterfront, and at any other port that handles container ships.

  9. Susan says:

    Jay~On your mark, get set….GO!!!

    Hi Kirra~You’re not supposed to be looking at them!

    Kari~As always, you crack me up!

    Hi Hilary~Things? I don’t see anything. Just a beautiful sunset! 🙂

    Dorky Dad~George Michael was SO yesterday! Actually it was only the one word that he was singing…FREEDOM…over and over. I think it empowered him.

    Andrea~you just summed it up in a nutshell. That is exactly how we feel.

    Guilty Secret~ I think so too.

    Hi JKC~Oh you HAD to go and tell them! I actually would’ve, but you beat me to it, so thank you.

    btw, you have the beard that Shaun wants!

  10. mrs darling says:

    I hate dreams like that!

    Whats with that game? LOl

  11. JennieBoo says:

    There’s nothing like a baseball game.


    Your ladies are precious as well.

    Love the pics….

  12. Frigga says:

    I’m going to do that. Sometime. Soon. I love the idea of just getting in the car and driving.

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