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Another February, another mother/daughter tea party.  But this one was a little different.

By that I mean it took place under a blanket of snow.  A big one.

A few photos:

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A Party to Remember

Last night Rhonda and I took to the roller rink for the first time in a long while.  The occasion was our friend Molly B.’s 50th birthday party.  150 or so of Molly’s closest friends were also in tow — on a fleet of party buses.

I had the over at about five on the number of broken bones we’d see and I had my odds at about 3:1.  Surprisingly the lubed up crew made it through largely without incident.

A few photos (a few left out to protect the innocent):

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Another New Year’s Day, another morning at Alki for the annual polar bear plunge.  This year there were roughly 500-700 bathers and Reese got back in the water, if quickly.

A few photos:

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Rhonda is quite tough to buy for when it comes to birthdays and Christmas.  When she wants something, she just buys it.  So this year I went with a different for Christmas — an experience.  The experience was a quick trip to Vancouver, British Columbia — the family’s first if you don’t count driving through on the way to Whistler.

The trip was a good one, if a bit cold and wet.  It was so wet on Friday, in fact, that we decided to come home a night early.  We did have enough time to hit the Vancouver staples — Stanley Park, English Bay, Robson Street and Granville Island.  And, of course, the camera was always going: https://share.icloud.com/photos/04prwsgOooFKirh9gZt-8_0Dg

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Yesterday the Jenkins fam did its first-ever trip to Leavenworth.

The consensus view: nice to have done it once, but no need to do it again.

Being there for the town’s annual Christmas festivities was ok enough, although the six-or-so hours we spent there was at least three hours too many for a town that size.  The problem was getting there — and getting back.  We hopped a tour bus from a company called Tours From Seattle.  It took us over three hours to get there — roughly one of the hours on a windy country road that I highly doubt was in the driver’s plans.  (Read: I think we got lost.)  We took a shorter route home — Highway 2 over Stevens Pass — but it still took almost three hours.

That’s six hours sitting on a crowded tour bus, all for the privilege of walking around — and shopping in — a town as crowded as Time Square on New Year’s.

We did get a handful of decent photos, though:

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The Jenkins family spent the past few weeks back east, first with the Hickeys in Nantucket, then solo for a few days in New York City.  A few photos from Nantucket:

And New York City:

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Last night, two days after her eleventh birthday, Reese and her pal Sammie and their moms hit the Taylor Swift concert at Century Link Field.  Mercifully I was not there, but I enjoy the photos:

 

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