Friday, April 12, 2013

Seattle Metro

(Jan) Last Friday after a stop in Salem, Oregon for 4 new tires for our motor home, we drove through a steady rain all of the way up through Seattle. We arrived at Lake Pleasant RV Park around 8 p.m., happy to be done driving for the night. Joanne, Chuck and I snuggled in for one final night together. We enjoyed our time and all looked forward to seeing more family and going to see Joanne’s new place.

securedownload2Sat. morning we stopped to visit our son Josh & Sarah and family. It was SO GOOD to see them!  It had been quite a long time since Josh and Sarah’s and Joanne’s paths have crossed so this was the first time she got to see her great grandkids Ali, Isaac and Jj. Of course, it was love at first sight!

Next stop, Jackie and Butch’s house where 004Jo will now be at home.  We were greeted by Jackie & Butch, their son Mark and granddaughter Emily. Her large room in the house has a sliding glass door with a beautiful view of the back yard. She is already enjoying the flocks of birds, a pair of Canada geese, a pair of Mallard ducks and the many squirrels that are home on the back acres. It is so good to be here with our family. We’ve enjoyed games of Rummikub, finished and then started another Thomas Kinkade puzzle and had lovely visits and delicious meals. Above are Joanne, Butch, Chuck, Jan & Jackie having a Friday night Pizza Party.

Monday night, Tuesday and Wednesday found us parked in a housing development on a dead end street close to Josh & Sarah’s. We asked permission of the Builder and so were able to boondock for three nights.  Even with the Seattle rain and cloudy weather, our solar power handled all of our electrical needs.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATuesday morning this happy Gramma went to class with Sarah and the kids. While Ali & Isaac were in their class rooms, Jj was at Nursery school doing a lesson, a craft and play time. Sarah is one of the teachers for the group’s Tuesday lessons on History/Social studies with a sections on Latin, Music, and Science. After sack lunches in the community room, teachers & students (& Gramma) went to a nearby park for recess. I loved being with this amazing group of dedicated, talented women. On Thursday it’s another group time for Math. Wednesday afternoons are at the Rec Center for PE and swimming lessons. M-W-F are at home class room days. Thanks Sarah, Ali, Issac & Jj for letting me join you!! 003

Wednesday Grampa & I joined Sarah and the kids for lunch and then stayed with Jj while the the rest were at the Rec Center & shopping. Josh arrived home from work and the family sat down to a wonderful dinner. We loved our time with them visiting and playing with the kids!

Yesterday we moved the MH to the Burien Elks near Sea-Tac and close to Jackie & Butch’s. Being next to the airport will come in handy for my early Sat. morning flight to Iowa. And that takes us to today….Chuck and Butch are out going to Garage Sales, Gramma Joanne & Emily are making Gramma’s famous oatmeal raisin cookies, Jackie’s making chili and I’m blogging about all of them. I’m sure another puzzle will be out on the table shortly, LIG!!

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