Hello, ladies and gentlemen! Now I'm back from my vacation, and I just have to say it was great. I think I might still have jet lag, even though I thought I don't, but since I haven't been able to choose the photos to show you earlier than this.. Believe me, I've tried, but I was always too tired. I decided to start from the beginning, even if I have to spend two hours choosing my photos. I also considered doing this outfit by outfit, but this way I can also explain what we did, even if I'm not wearing any special clothing in all of the photos. Let the story begin!
So, exactly three weeks ago we arrived at Seattle, after having travelled at least 24 hours (train, waiting, aeroplane, waiting, aeroplane...). As a considerate man, Miia's dad decided to wake us with the hotel telephone, after assuring the night before that we don't have to get up early. I can tell we weren't too exhilarated about that. But that way we got to see a bit of Seattle, we went to Pike Place Market and saw the delicious bubble gum wall nearby.
On our way from Seattle to Almira we stopped at various places, for example to see a wild horse monument called Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies.
I had never seen the prairie before, so it was truly interesting. Almost no trees, and just fields, fields, fields. We went to Almira because of Eila and Patrick's work, and stayed a couple of nights with the Short family. I was glad of the opportunity to have a glance at American family life both in the country and in a city. Everyone was really friendly, contrary to some of my experiences in France. But one thing I always wonder is whether Americans always mean what they say when they, for example, promise you accomodation whenever you want to come, or tell that you speak English very well, without a foreign accent. I especially hope the last claim is true, since I had to change my accent completely! You might have noticed that I'm a sucker for England..
Another funny experience was going to church there. I couldn't take it seriously and I had never had so much fun in a church! All the singing, clapping, and shaking hands with people (I still don't understand why we did that?) was just out of a movie. And the potluck after the service was quite yummy.
This jail building was awesome, can it really have been a jail once? I hope Miia doesn't mind me using this photo, but I think she looks like a perfect criminal.
Visiting Almira was something different. It's one of those towns that is full of closed stores and empty buildings. There's only a couple of blocks of houses in the centre, and the other residents have their farms a few miles away. Like I said, I had never seen the prairie, which was kind of weird. You could see the fields till the horizon. I didn't take many pictures of that, because it's hard to understand if you don't see it yourself.
This is one of my favourite, simple outfits at the moment, I love those tennis shoes.
To be continued!