(Jan) We were welcomed to Josh & Sarah’s house last week Thursday with hugs. It’s was so good to see them and of course, the children have all grown inches. Luckily, they have room for us to park our MH next to their garage so there was lot of coming and going between our two front doors. We were in time to join a Neighborhood Potluck on Thursday and got to meet new neighbors and again see some of those we had met before. Friday morning started the tradition of the kids coming over for breakfast followed by coffee and conversation with their parents. One morning Chuck got Ali, Isaac & JJ involved in making sourdough bread. In the afternoons there was time for Bocci Ball & lawn games, a walk to the park for Sarah, Isaac, JJ & I and a trip to the shooting range (below) for Chuck, Josh & Ali. Sat. evening Sarah hosted a Book Club with some her girlfriends (at right) which I got to join.
On Friday and Monday afternoons, Chuck & I made day trips down to Jackie & Butch’s to visit with them and Joanne. We picked blackberries together & had a good time chatting. Joanne is doing well. We had a lovely picnic on the patio among the plum & apple trees. Jackie’s fresh Peach/Rhubarb pie was delicious! So good to see everyone. Here’s Chuck with his mom & sister.
On Tuesday it was time for the Moore Family Camp-out at Fort Flagler State Park on the Olympic Peninsula for a couple of days. The kids got to ride in the MH on our drive down around the Puget Sound and then stayed overnight with Gramma & Grandpa. Josh & Sarah chose a tent site not too far away.During the day we enjoyed kite flying, bike riding, seeing the old artillery bunkers & guns at the fort and playing at the beach. There was time for walks, grilled burgers & hotdogs, picnics & yummy walking tacos. We had great times and again gained a deep appreciation for the busy-ness of being with kids and what a great job parents do parenting.
All to soon it was time for the kids to head back home. What a delightful time was had by all!
Chuck & I drove a short distance to the SKP Park at Chimicum to stay one night. We chose a FHU site so we could do laundry. On Friday we drove back around the Puget Sound and up to the Tulalip Resort Casino where we met up with Betty & Duane, There was time for packing and planning for our cruise…. with a Happy Hour, a game or two of Pegs & Jokers and Burgers & Fries at the Casino.
Today we four are in Richmond, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at the Raddison Airport Hotel. The ocean and airplanes taking off & landing at the near-by airport can be seen from our 12th floor windows. At night the lights of the city around us are lovely. Last night after drinks and appetizers at the Bar downstairs, we walked across the street to check out the Sky Train. Today the train will take us down to the pier for our 14 day Alaskan Cruise on the Norwegean Sun.