Last Day With Inge at the Sculpture Park

We took Inge back to the airport today. (Read mascara running). The month she spent here with us in Seattle was absolutely MAGICAL to say the least. We did SO MUCH fun stuff together, and the time flew by. Inge was a delightful house guest and we miss her already.

We went to the Seattle Sculpture Park yesterday for a photography lesson, and Greg snapped these great shots along the way. 

Inge is family, and we adore her. Soon, we will be planning our next reunion. xo

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40 Comments

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    I LOVE that first picture so much. It's brilliant. 

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    So gorgeous! Love every one of these photos. So glad you had a long extended visit together -- pure bliss to be with a dear friend. Safe travels, Inge!! 

  • deb replied 4 years ago

    Beautiful Photography.

  • Caro in Oz replied 4 years ago

    Fantastic photos - the first one is special :) Sounds like you all had an amazing time.

  • Windchime replied 4 years ago

    Aww, it's hard to say goodbye to a beloved friend after a wonderful visit. It does indeed sound like a magical time, from all reports.

    These are marvelous photos in a gorgeous location. Inge looks brilliant in her turquoise shirt, and you, Angie, look lovely and pensive in the picture where you're looking out at the water.

    Safe travels, Inge.

  • Debbie replied 4 years ago

    Inge looks absolutely adorable in the first pictures. So glad I got to meet her.
    I am glad you had a wonderful visit and hope you get to do it again soon.

  • dashielle (Ann) replied 4 years ago

    So sad, but such a happy time we all had. Love the pics and I see you got a peek at the mountain too!

  • Laura replied 4 years ago

    What a wonderful visit, and now you have another family member to embrace from across the miles. Come back soon, Inge!

  • Michelle replied 4 years ago

    I love, beyond all measure, the fact that you had so much quality time together!! But then again, good people tend to make that happen. Safe travels home, Inge, and I hope to meet you next time you visit this side of the ocean!
    Your reply

  • Elizabeth P replied 4 years ago

    Sounds like you had some absolutely wonderful time together.  You are both very lucky.  Safe travels Inge!

  • Carole replied 4 years ago

    I can tell You both were having a blast from the delightful pictures. What a treat that the weather cooperated! That's an extra bonus sure. Always said when special times like this end, but what a gift to have had such a good long visit with so many wonderful memories to last until the next time!

  • viva replied 4 years ago

    Beautiful pictures! And it reminds me just how lucky I was to be in Seattle when Inge was visiting you, Angie. I just thank the stars for that. xx

  • Jjsloane replied 4 years ago

    Always hard to say goodbye. You have some amazing memories! 

  • merwoman replied 4 years ago

    the only way to get through the departure is to have a date for the next trip planned. Safe travels Inge and hugs to you both!

  • Tanya replied 4 years ago

    Saying goobye is always hard, but I can imagine just how many beautiful memories there will be from this trip.  And there will always be the next one,

    The photos are stunning.  The first one is my favorite.

  • Kari replied 4 years ago

    Inge, you are such a sweetheart in person as well as online. So intelligent, articulate, and gentle. I'm so happy that I got to meet and chat with you during your visit! Hope you will visit Seattle again.

  • Kari replied 4 years ago

    Angie and Greg, thank you for sharing these photos and for sharing your lovely guest, and your own time, with us. You were such gracious hosts and organizers for SSIF. I am still beaming and inspired from it. Loved visiting with you both too, as always!

  • Karie replied 4 years ago

    Thank you Angie for sharing these delightful photos. 

    Safe travels, dear Inge! I hope to meet you some day.

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    I love the fun in Inge's expression in the first photo. Each picture is beautiful. I am missing Inge with you. Thank you for sharing her with us.

  • Sveta replied 4 years ago

    <my mascara is running right now>
    Soooo nice to see Inge once more - even if in the pictures and not in a real life! The first picture is a darling for sure!

    Just let me know where and when you plan the next reunion and I will be there! :-)

  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    I'm sad to read this farewell memento to Inge's visit. The photos are bittersweet, with their cloudy light. Such wonderful shots of Inge--could she be any cuter, cooler, or more charming?  Great shots of the sculptures, and whoa, look at Mt. Rainier!

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Gorgeous shots of your last weekend with Inge (for now). What a wonderful month and I am sure it will live on in your memories!

  • bj1111 replied 4 years ago

    Heartbroken that Inge us leaving you.

    Any chance if a ylf European edition ?

  • Neel replied 4 years ago

    Two fabulous ladies and friends :) ... Obviously it hurts to say goodbye. You have to plan another meet up soon ^_^

  • abc replied 4 years ago

    What a perfect way to wrap up a glorious visit. Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to hear about your next adventure.

  • Diana replied 4 years ago

    Gorgeous photos! I loved the sculpture park when I visited Seattle. Sad that Inge is leaving, but that means its 'time to start planning the next visit!

  • Deb replied 4 years ago

    Interesting Seattle sculpture Angie. I love 1,4 and 5! Greg, Inge and yourself must be feeling sad today now Inge has returned to Belgium. Treasure the great memories of these days. l'm sure you will meet again before too long. From the other side, it will probably be nice for you all to get back to normal and get some extra sleep after the busy weeks.

  • CocoLion replied 4 years ago

    When everyone was having clams this is what I visited with an old friend from NYC!  (We were co-workers and roommates 1985-88.)  I thought the sculpture park was amazing to say the least, what a splendid city that would build such a place on prime real estate, as a free place the public can enjoy.  I loved the tree that hosts other plant life too.

    To hear that the next trip is being planned gives me hope that another gathering just might be possible!  The SSIF was one of the happiest weekends for me EVER.  No lie.  Inge is everything and more that I had imagined.  Fun, smart, generous and beautiful.

  • replied 4 years ago

    Awww, sad to say goodbye... I'm so glad you both had a wonderful time and I'm so glad too that I got to meet Inge at SSIF. A beautiful, warm, sweet natured lady with whom I felt an instant rapport.

    Lovely photos!

  • Astrid replied 4 years ago

    Good to hear you all had a wonderful time together - thanks for the lovely pictures.

  • lyn67 replied 4 years ago

    Love seeing her in motion, she's a fab girl, indeed! Take care and have a great flight home, Inge!

  • Mona replied 4 years ago

    It is always hard to say goodbye. Glad that you had a blast with her.

  • Lisa replied 4 years ago

    Time goes too fast.  Looks like a fun last day out.  Safe trip home Inge!

  • jackiec replied 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing - very special photos. So sad to hear Inge's time has come to go back, but it sounds like you had a fab time together. 

  • replied 4 years ago

    So sad! Bye-bye Inge, it was so special to get to meet you. Thanks again for the chocolates!

    These are great pictures, Angie and Greg. I'm glad you had such a wonderful time with Inge. 

  • catgirl replied 4 years ago

    I'm sure it's hard to say goodbye but what a wonderful time you had - and thank you for sharing so much of it with us!

  • Janet replied 4 years ago

    Aw, wonderful photos! I'm so sorry I couldn't get out there for the big meetup (or a mini one), but I'm so happy that you all had such a fantastic time. I can tell by the pictures. :-) Safe travels, Inge! Next time, I hope to meet you in person!

  • milehighstyle (Linda) replied 4 years ago

    So great that you had a month to spend together!  Thanks for all the great photos.

  • Inge replied 4 years ago

    Oooooh Angie, what wonderful pictures!! (I was very curious to see how they turned out:-). The Sculpture Park is marvelous, and an excellent location to practice photography. 

    Thank you so so much for these very sweet words. I adore you and Greg, my Seattle family__ You guys spoilt me rotten and made my trip truly magical. 

    Thanks everyone for all the fabulous comments. and safe travel wishes. Saying goodbye at the airport was very emotional. I'm missing Angie and Greg tremendously already, but at the same time I can't stop smiling when thinking about all those wonderful days we got to spend together. I am a lucky gal!

    I arrived in Amsterdam this morning, and am back home, and online again. A little woozy from jetlag, in the middle of unpacking (LOVE my Seattle loot) and catching up on email. 

    Debbie - It was an absolute treat meeting you!

    Dashielle - Indeed! And yes! Greg and I were taking pictures, when Angie suddenly exclaimed: “look at Mt Rainier!”. It was such a stunning view with the light illuminating the mountain in the dark sky.

    Laura - I so hope we can make it happen asap (and fingers crossed that we get to meet than too!).

    Michelle - It was beyond amazing that I got to spend an entire month with my dear friends. And yezzzz, we need to make this happen. (and so wonderful to see you on YLF again).

    Carole - We were so so so lucky with the weather. And I couldn’t agree more. I shall treasure these memories forever.

    Viva - I am still so thrilled that we were able to meet up too. What a wonderful morning it was!

    Merwoman - *nodding*.

    Tanya - I can’t wait to do it all over again, and hopefully you’ll be able to join us next time.

    Oh Kari, thank you so much. Can’t wait to catch up with you next time (there will definitely be a next time;-)

    Karie - I am already looking forward to that day.

    Joy - You are so sweet, thank you (I also had to laugh about my expression in the fifth photo:-)

    Sveta - (Hug you). And you bet!-)

    Sharan - You are a sweetheart, thank you_

    Shevia - Absolutely - I will forever cherish every second of my Big Seattle Adventure.

    Bj1111 - We SO need to make that happen!

    Neel - Exactly.

    abc - Our next adventure can’t come soon enough;-)

    Diana - I like the way you think;-)

    DEB - We kept VERY bus for sure, ALL such wonderful experiences (it energizes you, if that makes sense).

    Denise - I remember you mentioning the Park, and it piqued my interest even more (love the park, both sculptures and trees/plants!). It was brilliant that you got to meet your friend in Seattle. And I can truly say that I feel 100% the same way about the SSIF. It was a dream come true, and you are an amazing lady!

    Diane - Right back at you, sweet lady. I count myself so lucky that I got to meet you, and still find it beyond fantastic that you flew out to Seattle especially for the SSIF.

    Claire - My pleasure, and it was brilliant meeting you too.

    Janet - I can’t wait to meet you too. Let’s try and make it happen asap;-)

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    The pleasure was ALL ours, sweet Sis Inge. Glad you're back safely and soundly. Always good to be back home - thinking about magical moments. You are soooo deserving of these kind words. 

    Hope we see the rest of your k-word worthy loot on the forum. SO FUN shopping together. It was long overdue. xo 

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