Frazza Froog, Redhook Brewery Woodinville, WA, US

Jess Roqs


Posted Aug 27, 2010, 1:03 am
I made it to my first host family.
There are two other voyagers visiting her too so I know we will have a lot of fun and see a lot of cool places.
Jess Roqs


Posted Sep 9, 2010, 11:47 pm
We all got to go see a super funny play this weekend. It was a performance of Dr Horrible's Sing-along Blog. It was funny and very entertaining.
After the play JessRoqs took us to eat some cupcakes. They were HUGE but super super yummy!
Jess Roqs


Posted Sep 9, 2010, 11:48 pm
JessRoqs told us we were going to "work" this whole weekend.  I was confused because I thought she worked from home. JessRoqs was volunteering at a gaming convention called PAX for the labor day weekend. She was in charge of 5 of the vendors showing off their games and comic books for the 75,000 attendees. We got to meet a lot of really cool people and saw a lot of great games. JessRoqs was always running from one place to another fetching things for the vendors but she was nice enough to take us along in her bookbag and let us poke our heads out of the bag. It was a lot of hard work but fun too.
Jess Roqs


Posted Sep 9, 2010, 11:50 pm
Holy cow what a busy busy day. JessRoqs had a friend visiting for the weekend and we all went out to see the sights of Seattle.

We started with breakfast at the Kona Kitchen. Their claim to fame is the that owner is the "bad guy" from the movie Karate Kid 2. They have pictures of him in the restaurant. The food was really good too.

After breakfast we went to see GasWorks Park. GasWorks park is where they have the fourth of July fireworks over Lake Union everyyear. It's the location of a former Coal Gasification plant and still has some of the old equipment on display.  We even got to see the Spaceneedle from across the lake. It was a little cloudy but still really cool to see.
Jess Roqs


Posted Sep 9, 2010, 11:50 pm
Did you know that Seattle has a troll living under a bridge? They do and he is gigantic. We took a pic of just his hand so you can see how big he really is.
And Yes that is a real VW Car under his left hand.
Jess Roqs


Posted Sep 9, 2010, 11:52 pm
Our next stop was the Ballard Locks.  The Ballard Locks are designed to help boats transfer from Lake Washington and Lake Union into The Puget Sound. It's really cool to watch the boats get lowered and raised to even out the water levels of the two different bodys of water. The locks also help to prevent the mixing of salt water and fresh water.  They even have something called a "Fish ladder" to help the salmon migrate each year to lay their eggs. One of the levels of the ladder has a window for viewing. The peak season was a couple weeks ago so we only saw two confused fish swimming back and forth. This is a picture of one of the anchors they use to tie up large boats when they are waiting for the channel to fill up with other boats so they can raise or lower the locks. We saw a lot of really expensive boats. Some of the boats had smaller boats inside and even a motorcyle on board.
Jess Roqs


Posted Sep 9, 2010, 11:55 pm
Our last stop of the day was a trip for the adults. We went on a tour of a local brewery called Red Hook Brewery. The tour is one hour long and you get to sample 6 different types of beer. (Don't worry, we didn't try any, it was just for the adults.) The tour was still very interesting and the tour guide was really funny so we all had fun.
Jess Roqs


Posted Sep 10, 2010, 12:36 am
JessRoqs note: I swear this photo was not staged. My little kitty cat Vash likes Frazza. He has been known to groom him and he is his little cuddle buddy sometimes when he sleeps. It's soooo cute and I wanted to share.
Jess Roqs


Posted Sep 16, 2010, 7:33 am
SEA-AT-LE  SOUND-ERS SEA- AT-LE  SOUND-ERS I learned a new cheer today. We all got to go see a soccer match today. It was the Seattle Sounders vs Real Salt Lake. The way to do the cheer is one side of the stadium says Seattle, and the other side says Sounders. It was really fun and loud and the whole place was chanting along. Look at all the people in the background. There were over 30,000 people there!
The game ended in a tie so nobody won or lost. But I think that the fans always win when they cheer for their team.
Jess Roqs


Posted Oct 4, 2010, 10:23 pm
Wow what a hot day! We all went to an event called "Sausagefest"  today. It was really neat. They had food vendors set up that all had beef or sausage and they even had a bacon flavored beer that my host tried. She said she didn't like it too much but it was worth a try.  The best treat was the icecream at the end after a really hot day of food and entertainment.

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