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Monday, July 4, 2011

That's My World!

That's My World is hosted each week by Klaus and the My World team, Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me. Join us and share your world with others from all over Our World! Just click on the post title, read the rules, sign up and play with us! So! How is your world this week? Have you taken time to see the beauty there? What is it about your world that makes you smile or laugh or feel grateful for?

A very Happy July 4th to all of you here in the states and a very happy weekend to all of you everywhere! Last week we took a trip to an extremely interesting place with an interesting history and I'm including a link for you to read more about it if you like. http://www.countryvillagebothell.com/historicalinformation/ I had great fun as always taking pictures of this very different shopping mall. I also had the most fantastic lunch I've had in ages at a delightful English Tea Room!  
Hope you enjoy!
The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's.
Mark Twain
We have the best government that money can buy.
Mark Twain
What is human life? The first third a good time; the rest remembering about it.
Mark Twain
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Jim Rohn
 Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.
Louis L'Amour

42 comments:

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Love this piece of your world at the Country Village. I hope that you have a wonderful celebration today!

Bises,
Genie

Martha Z said...

How nice that they find such a pleasing variety of places to take you and your fellow residents. Photo ops for you and shopping for those so inclined.

aka Penelope said...

That last quote certainly seems to have a ring of truth, Sylvia. Motivation and growth doesn’t flourish quite so profoundly as when dissatisfied it seems. The hopscotch kids at your header are delightfully drawn. Good work, artists!:)

Team G Square said...

How refreshing and interesting post

Arti said...

Lovely pics, truly beautiful. The quotes add a punch to the post as well!
Have a wonderful week ahead Sylvia:)

texwisgirl said...

love the gazebo! :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That looks like a nice place to visit. Great quotes as always except I'll disagree with Lamour. There is nothing wrong trying to b content. But I don't think that is what he was getting at.

George said...

This is a fascinating mall -- I've never seen anything like it. You certainly got some great photos, which to my mind beats shopping any day. I hope you had a great weekend and a happy Fourth.

eileeninmd said...

Your country village is much nicer than a mall. Lovely photos, Sylvia. Happy 4th of July!

Indrani said...

Nice pictures of the place.
Happy 4th of July to you!
Greetings from India!

Al said...

That looks like a lovely place, Sylvia, and I love your shots. A very tired Socks (who hiked 6 miles with me yesterday) says hello to Sam, and so do I. He looks very content in your post below.

gigihawaii said...

Lovely spots for photo-taking. Nice, Sylvia! Happy 4th.

Rajesh said...

Happy Independence Day.
Wonderful shots. This shopping mall is very different.

EG Wow said...

Oh, I can see why you enjoyed visiting this place! Great photo ops there! :)

Spiderdama said...

Great green place. Very different shopping mall..
Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!:-)
Hugs from north

Lesley said...

Very interesting history to this place. I'm glad someone finally came along to stop the deterioration and be creative!

Fjällripan said...

Lovely photos and great quotes! Have a nice day :)

Mark said...

Happy 4th of July. Love the shots and quotes from Mark Twain. Enjoy your week.

joco deane said...

That is the way to go shopping!
Never seen anything like it.
BTW, I can't agree with the quote from the man with the beautiful name: When contentment is reached, you have arrived.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots from your part of the world Sylvia.

Happy Independence Day.

Life Ramblings said...

everything looks so green. i've not seen such shopping malls. lovely photos as usual. Happy 4th.

Gunsside said...

Lovely shots, i can imagine you have had a lovely day ;))
Have a nice week ;))

snowwhite said...

Sylvia,
Congratulations on a happy July 4th. These are fantastic photos of the beautiful place. Silvia, I have always enjoyed your lovely tour with you. Thanks a lot. I hope to take a cup of coffee in the delightful English Tea Room looking at the people walking outside! I do love all of your photos!
Have a great day!

Sridharan said...

Beautiful Sylvia..!

Mama Zen said...

What a lovely place!

Jack said...

It is a very appealing place, Sylvia. Happy Fourth!

James said...

What nice quaint little place. Great landscaping too.
Happy 4TH of July!

Leontien said...

Happy 4th of July to you too!!!

Thanks for sharing your pics and story!

Leontien
www.fourleafcloverdairy.blogspot.com

magiceye said...

such a beautiful world!!

Tes said...

Oh my, such a lovely place -so quaint and relaxing! :0 Glad to know you had a great time, Sylvia! Happy 4th! :)

Sivinden said...

Looks like a nice place to visit - even though it's a shopping mall. They really made it different. I'd like to sit for a while in that gazebo.

Gattina said...

What a lovely place it indeed looks like "Old England" !

lotusleaf said...

What a delightful place! It looks so warm and friendly too.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - Happy 4th July!

I do find it interesting that your 4th July post contains glowing praise of an "English Tea Room" - I would have thought that was the last place you'd go! Unless of course you just want to tease the Brits about history!

Cheers - Stewart M Australia.

Cezar and Léia said...

So wonderful place with lovely garden!
Glad that you enjoyed your holiday!
Hugs
Léia

Gary said...

Looks like you had a good day!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

stardust said...

The shopping mall looks designed so nice. I’d like to have the same fantastic lunch you had at a English Tea Room.

I’m happy for the friendship between your country and mine. We are so grateful to warm and dependable aid from America on that devastating earthquake and tsunami. You must be proud of it. Happy American Independence Day from me, too.

alicesg said...

Lovely place to be in. Look very peaceful and quiet. As always love your header photo, like the hopscotch reminded me of the game I played as a child. :)

NatureFootstep said...

great place. I especially liked the stone bridge. Loved that one.

And I love that header image. You seem to get new ones every week now. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great place to visit -- new to me! Somebody is doing a great planning job for your places to go -- of course there is so much to draw from in your beautiful area.

HOpe you are enjoying summer as we are over here "next door".

Wren said...

I like this much better than our standard suburban malls. I hope you bought yourself something nice!

Kay said...

I love these quotes, Sylvia. Mark Twain is always my favorite.

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