Urban Baby: A Capitol Good Time


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Road trip to Olympia today. Practice for next week’s road trip to Cannon Beach (a good 4.5 hours from here), solo, with just me, Potamus, and possibly Taylor Swift. Because I can’t stop listening to her sappy pop country songs.
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While waiting for my bestie, Ruth, who was meeting me halfway (she’s in Portland, I’m in Seattle, so Olympia cuts the difference for us!), I took the opportunity to make my baby into an urban/hipster/hip hop/rap/wannabe cool boy. Actually, I just like the look of well done graffiti art, and he was having so much fun walking on his own that I though I’d let him explore this painted-up alleyway. Yeah, I’m the mom who lets their kid explore the piss-filled alley behind God knows what establishments. Meh. At least he didn’t try to eat any cigarette butts, right?

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he looks thrilled for this photo op

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I particularly think that a few of these could be used on his someday-future-released CD. Or, when he’s a nerd in high school I can show him that, at one point, he was hip to the lingo and fashion of the day? All speculation, really…

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this mom enjoys some graffiti

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I imagine 20 somethings taking the greyhound ironically…

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from college to once-a-week (at minimum) phone calls…for the past 7 years…

 

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they both love waving…and stripes…

We ate at this cute little shop that was bought-out by McMenimans’s, called Spar Cafe. I had the amaretto french toast. Delish! Potamus was less-than-behaving, though I was aware that gallavanting during naptime might prove to be a bad combination. He mostly held himself together thanks to lots of practice walking in the park.

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boulderin’

 

When we walked the length of the boardwalk, Potamus wanted to climb down the rocks toward the water. Ever the adventurer. It was a good time except for him slipping in the mud. Not sure what is mixed with this mud, but it was sludgy and hard to wash off.

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those faces. he’s clearly a teen already

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Sagittarius mama. Sagittarius baby. Always the adventurers.

 

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swingin’!

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first person to find my arm in this picture gets a prize…

 

It was SO nice to catch up. While we talk weekly via phone, there’s something so refreshing about being back in the same city, face-to-face (well, in this digital age, I guess I mean IN PERSON, haha). We’re both going through some similar things, and it feels so nice to have someone who can relate without judgment!

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So, if you’re ever in the Seattle-area, you should drop by the state capital! It’s a sweet little spot with lots of eclectic shops and eateries. And today, it was full of sunshine!

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two friends, two cities

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