Memorial Day Weekend – Seattle Style

If you follow anybody from Seattle on the Twittersphere, you know that we’ve had fabulous weather this weekend. The Fry Family Quartet took full advantage of the sun, meeting our quotas of both fun and work. First the fun:

ER first mates 5.23.09 captn fryman 5.23.09

daft cabin emotional rescue funny face

On Saturday we took a leisurely cruise (Ruby’s first) on Emotional Rescue. Henry was nervous at first (bouncy legs, mom-clutching), but Ruby took right to the water – letting the gentle waves rock her to sleep. After about an hour, though, Henry was ready to take the boat out himself.  The kids did great, and the most exciting part of the trip came when we were on the outside of Elliott Bay. It happened too quickly to capture with the camera. About 50 yards to our starboard (right), two Orca whales surfaced, flinging their dorsal fins into the sky. It was the most amazing, unexpected thing; and it reminded us how awesome it is to live in Seattle. 

After the killer whale excitement, we returned to our slip and enjoyed a nice on-board picnic before returning to the Lodge.

emotional rescue picnic interesting water sport ruby has her sea legs

Less picture worthy: I painted the fence on Sunday.  With the exception of some paint thinner splattering in my eye, it was the best fence paint to-date. On Monday, Kristine, Ruby and I went shopping while Henry hung out with Claire. In the afternoon, we got an unexpected surprise when my Uncle Charley showed up for a visit. We’re always grateful for Charley’s visits and his unique perspective on life. And the kids always get the most interesting souvenirs! Only Charley can appreciate how much a 2-year-old would love a AAA guide book. Thank you, Charley. 


About Tim Fry

Tim is a global communications consultant. He has a background in storytelling, opinion research, brand campaigns and product launches for clients big and small. He has been recognized with several industry awards, including Ad Age’s “40 under 40” and PR News' "15 to Watch." Tim has a bachelor of science degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. When he's not helping people tell their best stories, you're likely to find him riding his bike, kayaking or catching Dungeness Crab on Lopez Island, WA. He can be reached at
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