It's another beautiful day in Illinois. I have been working around the patio area. Some of it was tore up with the new addition, so lots to do! Under the pergola... Another shot looking north. The climbing rose bushes are ready to explode! Looking south, the door leads to our new den. I bought two knockout roses to flank the entrance... The trees are getting full... And yes, glorious grass, where there was mud from the construction! This is my Grandpa's old corn shucker. I will use it for a planter this summer. He and I used to sit down and shuck corn many years ago with this olden piece.
I have been on a trip to see my daughter, who is living near Seattle. This is my second trip there, and we had a great time together. Here is a little lunch spot we found the last time called, The Library. Such good food! A breakfast spot called, Fonte'. Yes, that is dear daughter knitting at breakfast :) Here was my breakfast. Steel cut oats, fruit, a croissant, and great coffee. MMMMMM! Getting ready to chow down... We checked out The Fairmont, where we would be having tea, the next day. A peek into the tea room. Here we are down by the market area. It was a lovely, sunny day for us :) Our favorite spot, back at the hotel after a lot of walking around the city. Snacks and a yummy cocktail... Our last day, and a past boyfriend of dear daughter, joined us for tea at The Fairmont Hotel, as he lives in Seattle, too. He was at our house for many years, so it is always good to see him :)
I loved my trip, but it is always good to be home, again!