(Jan) Some of the sweetest moments of traveling are the family visits along life’s paths. These past couple of weeks we’ve been with our son & daughter-in-law and family and Chuck’s sister and brother-in-law. The Seattle area weather has co-operated with sunny skies and warm days. Bike riding, a children’s salmon stocking event, a Mother’s day of church services, lunch and presents, picnicking, walking, geo-caching, a children’s music program, and playing dominoes were extra special with the kids and grandkids. Josh & Sarah and Chuck & I also went out to eat last Saturday night in Ballard and then Ali & Isaac had a sleep over in Gramma and Grampa’s Motorhome. We feel extremely blessed to have had this time with them.
During the week we headed down to Renton to Jackie and Butch’s place. Luckily they have a place for us and our MH in their beautiful Shangri-la. We’ve been going to Garage Sales, visiting, playing cards and getting some chores done. One day they invited Sarah and the kids down for the day so they could run around and explore on ‘the farm.’ Jackie and Butch have several gardens, orchards, lots of trees and flowers plus a barn, tractor and riding lawnmower. Josh & Lexi, and Jackie & Butch’s son Mark and grandkids Josh and Emily joined us for dinner. What a fun day! Thursday evening found us over at the Emerald Queen Casino playing (successfully!!) on the machines and then having dinner together. It been wonderful having family time!