I recently visited two of the most wonderful places in America. First, it was Edmonds, WA near Seattle. The downtown was just too pretty. Of course, we did shopping too. (my husband came along this time to help me with driving from Northern California to Washington state and back). It was a rare treat to visit Rick Steeves' own travel center. (I didn't know he had his own line of travel gear!) This was my first trip to WA state and I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with the wonderful members of Quilters Anonymous. Thank you, ladies! ( I recommend anyone who visits Edmonds to drop by this cutest yarn shop I've ever seen).