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!


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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