Friday’s Beautiful Sunset is Dedicated to my Dad

I'm sorry I haven't been posting much lately.   My Dad passed away on Friday afternoon.  My sisters and I were on our deck watching the sunset when a dozen red roses tied in a gold bow appeared. 




The moment after the sun set, the phone rang and it was a nurse telling us that our Dad had peacefully passed away.   Dad was 64 and had been battling various health issues including progressive lymphoma (skin cancer).

Rest in Peace, Dad.




I love this time of year and posting photos of homes that are decorated to celebrate the season, friends and family.   Please email me photos of Beach Drive neighborhood homes decked out for the holidays and I will get them posted.

Support Your Local Candidate for Miss West Seattle Hi-Yu!

Beach Drive has potential Hi-Yu royality, Miss Kelsey Porter!   Kelsey is a 2010 West Seattle Hi-Yu Senior Court Candidate representing the West Seattle Kiwanis Club.

She says:

"Hello, my name is Kelsey Porter and I'm a candidate for Miss West Seattle Hi-Yu 2010/2011 (a women's scholarship program).   One of our responsibilities is to sell buttons to help support the Hi-Yu Summer Festival.  The buttons are $1 each and feature our theme "Dreams Do Come True".

Maybe you would like one for each member of your family?

Thank you for your support, I greatly appreciate it!

I hope to see you at the American Legion West Seattle Grand Parade on July 24th."

An Adventure to Alaska began from the Shores Off Beach Drive

Yesterday, West Seattle Blog reported on an adventure that launched from the shores of Emma Schmitz Viewpoint.  You can read the full article here.

"…Alex Kongsgaard launched this morning from the rocky shore below Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook on Beach Drive – West Seattle to Glacier Bay, planning on about 30 miles a day over the next eight weeks…"

Garden Cycles in MeeKwaMooks

Yesterday, while chatting with Suky, a Beach Drive neighbor, we noticed a bicyclist peddling through the grass at MeeKwaMooks towing a cart.  At the time, we weren't sure what he was up to.  Suky decided to investigate.

Garden Cycles Come to find out, the bicyclist is Steve Richmond of Garden Cycles who has a contract with Seattle's Urban Forestly program to remove invasive plants including Japanese knotweed (a.k.a. polygonum). 

Thanks, Suky!

Zombie spotted on Beach Drive

If you see her, please donate canned goods to keep her spirits calm and charitable.


Read more about Thrill the World by clicking here.   Their next performance is at 2:00 today at Easy Street.

New Small Beach Drive Resident!

Roccolc_3  Hi- we wanted to post a pic of Beach Drive’s newer residents!

Rocco Antonio Quilici was  born to parents Chad & Kristen on 10/27/07 and weighed in at 8lbs 12ozs.

He can be seen strolling along Beach Drive on nice days!

Post and darling photo contribiuted by Chad Quilici

Local Author in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine


Our very own Suky Hutton has a terrific article in the January 2008 issue of Seattle Metropolitan Magazine about the mysterious white rooster who was also featured on Beach Drive Blog.

It’s a very enjoyable read and I highly recommend you pick your copy today and check out the SeaTown Diary section with Suky’s article and learn more about Coner the white rooster of Mee Kwa Mooks Park.

Hat tip to Larry for giving me a heads up about our Beach Drive Neighbor.

Santa at Thriftway

Santa spreading some cheer at the West Seattle Thriftway.


Posted Live by my Treo.

Happy HOLLY-days

One neighbors major pruning can be another neighbors holiday arrangement.   The Burkholders, owners of Screamer Hats (we could all wear a Screamer Hat today–brrrr) say the neighbors are welcome to prune some holly from their downed holly tree.    You’ll find this tree near the south end of Emma Schmitz Memorial Viewpoint.


Happy Thanksgiving to your family from ours!

Mayor at Metropolitan Market

With camera crew in tow. Valet parking is available today at Admiral Metropolitan Market to accommodate the crescendo of holiday shoppers.

Reporting live from my Treo.