One of the things I love about my job is how portable it is. Mr Fix-it occasionally has to work overseas, and very occasionally I get the opportunity to travel with him. This is one of those times and we've spent the last six weeks a little north of Seattle, Washington, USA. This is our third stay up here over many years and it now feels so familiar it really has become our "home away from home."
This is a beautiful part of the world and we've been lucky to be able to trip about between Mr Fix-it's responsibilities here. I think one of my favourite parts of WA state is the Kitsap Peninsula, where the old buildings and homes are so well preserved and so lovely. Here's one (right) that really caught my eye while we were in Port Townsend.
And, of course, throughout the state, the scenery is breathtaking. Here's a shot of the Carbon River (below), near Mt Rainier. The air was very chilly and people were already camping in tents by the river. Little kids, dressed very warmly up top with beanies and ski jackets etc, had pulled up their pant legs and were paddling in the freezing cold water. They must breed 'em tough up here!
Of course, while we've been here, it hasn't all been sight seeing, I've been working on a new proposal for Harlequin Desire as well as a new project that I'm excited about and can hopefully share more info about with you all soon.
At the end of the week Mr Fix-it and I will be heading home. While we're very pleased to be homeward bound again, I will feel a little sad leaving my "home away from home" again. Is there a place in the world that feels that way for you?