FFF ~ Enjoying the World…

This was a week filled with so many fun experiences that made me thankful. Please visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story to join in the fun of Friday’s Fave Five.


What a week filled with so many wonderful experiences.

1. We met at the Brown Lantern Pub in Anacortes, Washington to eat and watch the U.S.A. vs. England World Cup Soccer game last Saturday. We were happy to come away with a draw. We met here because our afternoon Kayak tour started at 2:00 out of Bowman Bay near Anacortes. I called around to all the Pubs/Restaurants in the area to see who would be televising the game and who knew what I was talking about immediately instead of having to explain that World Cup Soccer was happening! It was fun to experience the game with our family and the crowd of soccer fans in the Pub. Oh…and the food was really good, too.

2. Our Kayak trip was the next favorite. A brand new experience for me and it was great. My fears of rolling the kayak were soothed when I got the feel of the boat in the water.

3. Katie’s graduation on Sunday was a milestone to be thankful for. I cannot tell a lie, though, the ceremony was boring and long and we were glad when it was over. The best part was seeing Katie walk across the stage and going out to celebrate afterwards.

4. Dear put up a hummingbird feeder and I’ve really enjoyed seeing these little birds out my computer window.

5. Enjoying the World through soccer is my last favorite. I’ve watched most of the World Cup games. The games that start at 7am and 11:30 am have been easier to catch but I have managed to see a little of the 4:30 am games, too. Dear gets up really early and he was walking out to the shop at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday and he saw lights on at our Korean neighbors house then he heard loud cheers and realized they were watching the South Korea game and that a goal was scored. We really caught the World Cup Soccer Bug in 1994 when the U.S.A. hosted and we were able to attend some games and meet the U.S.A. players.

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

14 thoughts on “FFF ~ Enjoying the World…

  1. Sounds like a great week. I caught the World Cup bug a couple of years ago when attending a school conference with a bunch of soccer buffs and we spent every break watching the games. I look forward to it now.

    Our hummingbird feeder is just sitting here, waiting to be filled and hung. You have inspired me to get that done this weekend.

  2. So I really need to learn more about soccer. 🙂 Sounds like you had a very good week (well, except for part of the boring graduation). I love hummingbirds, too. Glad you are getting little visitors at your feeder. Have a great weekend!

  3. I got a hummingbird feeder but haven’t put it up yet. Those little birds are so fascinating!

    Congratulations to your daughter on her graduation!

    You’re a brave woman for getting into a kayak! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  4. As always, you’ve had a great week. I loved those old photos of the 1994 World Cup. Congrats to Katie (again) and congrats to you on not capsizing the kayak.

  5. Lol, your graduation story is funny. Sometimes those ceremonies are rather boring.

    I am watching the World Cup as I check my blogs. We watch at least one game a day at a coffee shop or pub and our kids join us when they can. Its so much more fun to watch with a group of people who are interested.

  6. I know your #3 well. When my second son graduated, the ceremony was oh-so-long! It was worth every second to see him walk the stage.

    Hummingbirds! So neat!

    I’ve white-water rafted, but never done a kayak. The boys say it’s fun, but I saw my arms would complain.

    Have a great week ahead!

  7. I love to kayak….so relaxing and peaceful, and EASY isn’t it! 🙂
    Congrats to your grad, what a special milestone!

    Yes the World Cup is fun to watch, except for those annoying horns! ha ha

  8. I love kayaking although I mostly go in fresh water. I am going into the tidal inlets and bay today. I can’t wait. Congratulations on selling your condo. You must be very relieved that it sold.

  9. I will have to admit I’ve been enjoying a few of the fames here and there too. The darn horns are still annoying but at least they don’t make my skin crawl anymore. LOL. I love the fact that it’s games from all over the world. I’ve been googling different countries that are playing and it’s interesting learning a little bit about them.

    The kayaking sounds so fun. It’s something I always wanted to do.

  10. Looks like a great week with a bit of everything…kayaking…grads.
    Yes we have English flags draped in our house, and German shirts draping our enthusiasm….
    I love watching soccer. Great therapy.

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