Cape Gazette

Sea to shining sea and other groovy stuff

By Dennis Forney | Dec 06, 2012
Photo by: Dennis Forney Giles Short tells Maisy Peach she ought to be coloring a picture of a boat.  No, they weren't having Bloody Marys for breakfast.

It's been a while since I posted so I've accumulated a few more photos to share.  Some are from a recent Thanksgiving trip to Seattle when Becky and I visited Maisy Peach, Megan and Ross.  Maisy turned three on Dec. 4 and it's amazing how much they change and so quickly.  Even so, it feels like I'm getting older faster than she is and that makes me pause and reflect from time to time

We're still planning a coast-to-coast bicycle trip next summer - Astoria, Oregon to Lewes, Delaware.  My nose grew numb as it pressed against the window of the United airliner flying at 35,000 feet from east to west.  Sobering imagining all that ground to cover.  In the air it takes about six hours. On the ground, on a bicycle, we're figuring three and a half months.  Lots of training between now and then so we can hit the ground pedaling.  Two words will inform our trip: Keep Pedaling.

In Seattle, we pulled off a minor Sussex-in-Seattle reunion one Sunday morning at the Cyclops Restaurant - a hipster bar with good food just a few blocks from Puget Sound.  Joining us were Megan and Ross and Maisy along with Alison and Mike Short and their little boy Giles.  We had fun talking about Sussex County from 3,500 miles away. Boating, fishing, children and grandchildren.  Like many people who know where Sussex County is, those two natives - Alison and Mike - were very interested to know how the county made out with Superstorm Sandy.  We were happy to report how lucky we were. Cara Fisher of Milford was also going to get up with us but she came down with the same bad cold plaguing half the US.

Seattle has a ton of public art so I'm sharing some of that here.

A couple of photographs of Maisy at the Pacific Science Museum, one of Dennis in Wonderland and I close out with a couple of photographs of Sussex County's King of Fun - Lewes Blacksmith John Ellsworth.

Get outside and get active! If I don't get back here before the holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  Jesus was - and is - all about love and that works for me!



Ross, Megan and Maisy Peach McGilvray join Giles, Alison and Mike Short at the Cyclops in downtown Seattle.
A wind-blown umbrella anchors a Seattle street island.
This statue near the space needle serves as a tribute to the First Nation chief for whom Seattle was named.
Call it whatever you like but there's no getting around how impressive this Calder piece is in the sculpture park fronting Puget Sound.
Public art is huge in Seattle. Not sure what this means but it's part of the sidewalk on the east side of First Street near Bell.
Fresh fruit, near the entrance to the Pike Place Market, shines in the perpetual mist of Seattle.
People in Seattle eat a ton of fresh Pacific salmon from Pike Place Market.
And they eat a lot of Dungeness crab.
Megan, Maisy and Becky ride the carousel in front of Macy's in downtown Seattle.
Maisy eats yoghurt at Tom Douglas's Serious Pie Restaurant.  Hey, give me a break.  She's my only grandchild - for now.  That changes in January.  Just a couple more.
There's a King Tut exhibit at the Seattle Center.  Maisy gets in on the fun.  "I want my mummy!"
Dennis in the Pacific Science Museum.  This table and chairs are twice normal size. Kinda cool huh?
Back in Lewes, here are Parade Chairman Tom King, John Ellsworth whose Let It Snow and Old Man Winter float took first prize for creativity, and Lewes Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Betsy Reamer all at the blacksmith shop after the Dec. 1 parade.
And a portrait of Ellsworth in full Old Man Regalia.
Oops, I lied.  One more from Seattle - Maisy and her mama downtown.
And last, but not least, cheers for Rehoboth Beach's public works department which reinstated the annual Christmas Mariners' Tree in the island park just north of the Henlopen Hotel. The tree - one of former Rehoboth parks czar John Brown's many contributions - shouts out holiday greetings to ships passing in the night.
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