Small World

Tuesday was another beautiful day…. sun and 61 degrees.  I’m even seeing pink blossoms on the trees.  Good day for outdoor sketching!

I went to the same area in which my husband and I went for a walk on Monday. There are several trails around the Green River in Kent, WA.    As we drove to the area on Monday, we passed the REI Corporate Headquarters.  I remembered I’d wanted to sketch there.  That was my first stop today.    The REI story by REI

“Recreational Equipment Inc., commonly known as REI, is a privately held American retail corporation organized as a consumers’ cooperative, selling outdoor recreation gear, sporting goods, and clothing.  Founded in 1938 in Seattle.  The corporate HQ is now in Kent, WA.”

Next I drove the narrow road along the Green River.  I stopped at a foot bridge.  Even though it was about 3pm, there were a lot of people out walking and bicycling.

Now for the small world.  A man came up to me while sketching and we talked a little. Then he asked me if I knew Gabriel Campanario.  “Yes, I do”.  Turns out this is Mark Greengo , who was the man who guided Gabi on the kayak trip to sketch the crumbling Kalakala ferry 3 years ago.  He told me his version of the story, which was the pretty much the same as I remember Gabi telling.

Earlier in the day, I received my order from Goulet Pens.  I laughed at the “do not freeze”.  It’s 60+ degrees!  But it came from VA, where they closed the shop due to snow on Monday!

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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3 Responses to Small World

  1. I call the an exceptionally interesting sketch-out experience!

  2. Nice sketches of the headquarters and the view along the river! If that package was going to be delivered here there would be a problem unless it arrived today. This was the only day in quite a while it was above freezing and we are back in the big chill tomorrow.

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