September and October

Some trips to the zoo, a houseboat tour, lots of kid picture

Playing with a Lego MindstormKenny gives Peter a ride on an old sheet

Kenny keeps pace with a leopard at the Woodlawn Park Zoo

Face painting at the zoo

The grizzlies were in fine formI went on the Seattle Floating Home Association Tour, and got to see lots of houseboats. Loved it! Just the opportunity to walk down some of the docks (which are normally locked) was great.

Lots of them had rooftop decksEric and I kayaked by this houseboat recently...

This houseboat was the one on the tour. There was quite a line of people to get in, since there was so much to see there. It was a very expensive luxury houseboat, with lots of interesting features (like a basement).I really liked the floor - polished concrete with rocks in it. It looks inexpensive, but according to the architect of the house (who was there) it turns out it's actually very expensive. Funny...normally you want to have something that is inexpensive, that looks expensive.

Very fine finishes everywhereThis was in the basement. Hard to believe, a houseboat having a basement. I guess it's basically just a boat, really.

And this is the porthole in the basementThe rooftop deck of the really expensive boat...

I like the look of steel commercial-style exteriors.This houseboat had a window down to the floats

Very nice built in cabinetry

Interesting entryway "rug"

One of the houseboats had a granite slab made into a table. I like the durability, classic looks, clean lines. But it must be a pain to move!

We were getting rid of things, and I just had to take a picture of one of my previous palm pilots. I've been using the palm system (including this one) now for more than 10 years. 10 years worth of calendar stuff, etc.This briefcase, too, was a walk down memory lane, so I had to take a picture before putting it in the thrift store pile. I think I got it for just a few dollars at a garage sale.

Playing with the Lego MindstormWorking at Expedia. We're moving buildings, so I thought I'd take a few pictures. My coworker Vicki Gottlieb

...and Carol Price...and me!

The Expedia cafeteria

Kenny counted out all of his small cars - he has 108Peter enjoyed the cars too

At Seahurst Park in Burien.

The sores on Kenny's forehead are reactions from bandages.

At St. Edwards State Park playground - very elaborate, fun for the kids.

Kenny found a fuzzy caterpillar

With the old Catholic seminary in the background

At the zoo again...

In this picture, Kenny really looks like a big kid to me. I think it's the fact that you can see the anatomy behind his throat so well

I bought some matching shirts for the kids - cute!

At Gene Coulon beach parkKenny gave peter some rides on this old sheet