Wednesday, October 11, 2006

S is for...Several Things Actually

Yet again, I'm poaching from my Seattle trip for the ABC-along. Wouldn't you? I mean, it's not like I get to take vacations very often, so when I get the opportunity, I've gotta milk it for all it's worth. So, a few pics. S is for the Space Needle Seattle & Oregon Trip August 2006 028 Too bad, as you can see in the sky, it was an overcast day. But the view is still pretty impressive. And the experience is totally worth it when you see a guy dressed up like this at the top: Seattle & Oregon Trip August 2006 046 We aren't sure if he was wearing that on a dare or what his deal was, but yeah, red and green and frilly and SHORT! Heh. If you'd like to see more of the view from the top, see my Flickr Set. S is for Sitka Spruce Seattle & Oregon Trip August 2006 248Seattle & Oregon Trip August 2006 249On the drive back from the Oregon Coast, we saw a sign for "The largest Sitka Spruce Tree in the US" so of COURSE we had to stop and see it. Wouldn't you? Hee. At a height of 206 feet and circumference of 56 feet, this was one ginormous tree. It is also over 750 years old. Incredible. With a giant tree, comes other giant things as well. S is for Slug Check out this sucker. Seattle & Oregon Trip August 2006 254 Dime thoughtfully included by my nephew for scale. Seriously, it was one ginormous slug. Ewwwww. And thus ends my "S."

16 comments:

Penny Karma said...

A big-ass slug and a freaky dude in a skirt at the top of the Space Needle. FANTASTIC post!!!

Bobbi said...

I soooo would have stopped for the tree, largest ball of twine, deepest well, you name it I'm there! Lot's like the trip was fun!

Jessica said...

Oh my god! I soo have a pic of me at that tree! Check it out!


http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a395/jupiterjessica/myspace.jpg


Oh and I love that guy's outfit. I don't think I could have pulled that off!

OldLadyPenPal said...

Um...
What? He made that, he probably made it at the Homeless Vets home. So I guess they're not really homeless, then, but yes, he made that outfit. I would have tinkled in my drawers to look upon such a thing.
Ew, slugs.

Pyewacket said...

Thank you SO much for the tree pics. I've always wanted to visit the west coast and see Big Trees. Just can't hack the airfare. :-p

Impressive slug. Looks chewy.

Lazuli said...

Cool pictures! I like the one looking up at the Space needle, and well, as a former west coaster I have to at least... "appreciate" the big ole banana slugs... (ew gross).

ericah64 said...

PLEEZE tell me the dude didn't bend over...or at least, if he did, he wasn't wearing a thong under that.

Wish I hadn't seen the slug; I'm gonna have some weirdo dreams tonight! ;->

Zonda said...

Cool pics!! That dude hahaha! wild!
That slug..ick! But cool picture! :)

Knit Mongrel said...

hell of an outfit - it always pisses me off when a guy looks sexier than i do. seems unfair, somehow.

nasty slug, by the way. sweet. :)

LaBean said...

OMG I laughed so hard I woke up hubby(It's 3:12am.. don't ask)That hilarious. Definitely a spit-your-drink photo. You're evil--trying to destroy people's keyboards with liquids...I'm one step ahead of you. :))

Oh but the view is just WOW!!

Bezzie said...

Woo!! Sitka Spruce!! That's my old state tree!!!

Don't you love the west coast? It doesn't surprise me you saw that guy dressed like that at all!

Great Space Needle pic! Love the angle!

Sarah said...

Heh heh, that guy is priceless!

Nice tree! I adore big trees.

turtlegirl76 said...

Y'all should have seen that guy from the front! He had Make-up on! Done really, really poorly. We're talkin' blue eyeshadow.

Rain said...

Big EWWWWW on the slug. Fab photos.

Mwahaha! What a view at the top.

SiressYorkie said...

I gotta tellya, Turtle...that man's mighty brave to wear such a short skirt in such a windy place. That takes real huevos, that does...

Tvini said...

That guy shaves his legs much more often than I do.