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Postcards from the West

Posted by CPTAmerica on November 20, 2014 in Mrs. Smythe, Travel |

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Mrs. Smythe & Co. are out West visiting family for Thanksgiving. Follow their adventures below.

-Ed.

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Capitol Tree Lighting

Posted by mrssmythe on November 25, 2014 in Celebrations, Family, iPhone photography, Mrs. Smythe, Out & About, Travel |

My niece, Isabelle, sang at the Idaho Capitol building in Boise this evening. It was part of the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and she was a member of one of two children’s choirs invited to sing.

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Here is Isabelle’s sister, gabby, holding one of the complimentary cookies served at the event. Note the edible state seal of Idaho.

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Here are ginger and pepper after having eaten the complimentary cookies…and cocoa…and candy canes.

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And here is the Capitol Christmas tree after having been lit. Isn’t it pretty?
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In Boise, the holiday season has officially begun.

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seattle sunshine

Posted by mrssmythe on November 22, 2014 in Family, iPhone photography, Mrs. Smythe, Travel |

It was a gray day in the Pacific Northwest today.

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But no matter. We’d feel cheated if we had traveled all the way to Washington and it didn’t rain at least once.

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And, anyway, ferries are fun, rain or shine. We took one to the mainland for an afternoon of shopping.

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It was a little windy.

All right, it was a LOT windy.

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But that’s just part of the fun.

From my mother-in-law’s dining room table.

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intriguing beach finds

Posted by mrssmythe on November 20, 2014 in iPhone photography, Mrs. Smythe, Photography, Travel |

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beaches

Posted by mrssmythe on November 20, 2014 in Family, iPhone photography, Mrs. Smythe, Travel |

When your grandmother lives on an island, the first thing you want to do when you visit her is hit the beach – and we did. In fact, we hit four beaches today. Chilly? Yes. Windy? At times. Worth it? Absolutely!

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(fresh) air travel

Posted by mrssmythe on November 20, 2014 in Travel |

Pepper says some lady behind her “passed gas” twice during the flight – loudly. But the woman had earphones on, so maybe she thought they were silent – like when a toddler closes his eyes and is invisible.

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every man for himself…

Posted by mrssmythe on November 20, 2014 in Mrs. Smythe, Travel |

On the plane, the girls and I had to sit in separate rows because, on Southwest Airlines, it’s every man for himself – no assigned seating. Ginger was across the aisle one row back and having trouble logging into the iPad. She needed the password, but with everyone stowing their bags and settling in, I couldn’t get to her, so I had to shout, “happy mommy! It’s happy mommy!” Everyone, of course, stopped to watch us at that point. It took Ginger a minute to catch on. “That’s a weird password, mom,” she finally said. In the future, I will only choose super cool sounding passwords that I would not be embarrassed to shout out in a crowd.

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Postcards from the West: Arrival

Posted by mrssmythe on November 20, 2014 in Family, Mrs. Smythe, Mrs. Smythe Stories, Out & About, Travel |

How do I know I’m in the west?

Dunkin donuts has been replaced.

CARIBOU!

Pacific salmon are celebrated in the airport.

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MOUNTAINS!

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