Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Buschart Gardens in Canada

My parents, Burt and I took a drive up to Victoria on Vancouver Island to see the Buschart Gardens. It's a bit of a trek from Seattle involving 3-4 ferries, a few long drives and lots of ferry food. But WOW! it was completely worth it as the gardens are amazing. The pictures don't do it justice. The end of June was a terrific time to go with all the flowers in bloom.

Mom and Dad hanging out in the parking lot garden


Mom and Burt next to some seriously big flowers


Front garden when you enter the park


Beautiful hanging garden


Video I made for Mark showing him all the "doing much better than ours" hanging Fuchsia
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The amazing Sunken Garden that used to be a quarry


Video of the Sunken Garden
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Mom, Dad and Burt in the Sunken Garden


Side garden view in the Sunken Garden


Pathway through the Sunken Garden


Fountain in the back of the Sunken Garden. The trees were planted to block the view of the cement factory located behind Buschart Gardens.


Video of Fountain in Sunken Garden
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Even the trash cans are pretty


Concert area with a very cool looking Monkey Puzzle Tree


Mom, Burt and me in the Rose Garden


The Rose Garden with lots and lots of different rose species


Rose Garden Video
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Rose covered arches in the Rose Garden


Mom and Dad in the Japanese Garden


Entrance to the Italian Gardens


The quaint Italian Gardens


Video of Italian Gardens
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Doorway to the Italian Garden


Cute awnings in the Italian Garden


One of the walls in the Italian Garden


Indoor "Photo shoot" garden setup for awesome photos


Nice garden just outside the park exit


View of the Victoria wharf from the ferry

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Seattle Moonwalk

A local radio station organized a Moonwalk down Jackson St. in Seattle on Sunday to honor Michael Jackson. My parents, Mark, Burt, Joey and I joined in on the fun. We started on 4th and Jackson and moonwalked on down to 1st street. It was a great turnout. Check out the cool photos of us struttin' our stuff.

This is a view of the crowd.


Video showing the start of the Moonwalk down Jackson Street


This is Kerry and Mark moonwalking!


Mark and Burt doing the moonwalk.


Video of Mark moonwalking. He spent hours and hours learning how to do it as a kid.
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Even the bicyclists did the moonwalk


After the moonwalk, everyone was chanting...
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Confederation Cup 2009


Today the USA national soccer team played in it's first ever FIFA final cup against Brazil and at halftime led 2-0. The second half proved to be tough with the USA team losing 2-3. But now I'm even more excited about the World Cup next year as the USA team has become a real contender. This is a photo of Mark and Joey watching the game.