Friday, September 4, 2009

Late summer summary...

Wow! Amazing how fast a summer can go... John finished up his summer job with Safeway in the Everett & Lynnwood districts and we are now footloose and fancy-free again - yippee!! The last few days before we left Everett were pretty busy with some last minute visits with cousins Theresa and Angela, RV’ing friends John & Susan and, of course, saying goodbye to Vance, Jody and grandson Sebastian. Definitely the hardest part as we're not sure when we'll be seeing them again.

Here are a few pictures from our Pacific Northwest summer...

Several members from our Escapees "Class of 2007" gathered on Whidbey Island in July for lunch and then we soaked up some sun at Fort Ebey State Park for awhile. Fun group/beautiful day!

Several days later we hopped on another ferry (we enjoyed the Washington State ferries this summer!) and went to see Port Townsend. This is a wonderful place to visit: the uptown and downtown areas, Fort Worden, and the harbor were our favs.

Near the end of July we finally located a reputable business to replace some severely rusted framework on our motorhome. Aalbu Bros. of Everett did an awesome job for us. The only bad part (besides the bill!) was that we couldn't stay in the rig and the first week at Vance & Jody's was the hottest of the summer in Seattle. High 90's to 100's was too much for us! We also spent four days in a hotel to make room for Jody's family. We were thrilled to get our home back!

Our oldest son's (Eric) in-laws came for a visit in early August and we spent a wonderful day on the Kitsap Peninsula visiting the Elandan Gardens where the owner, Dan, kept us well entertained and made sure we knew how to correctly pronounce "bonsai"! We enjoyed the ancient trees and beautiful flowers, had two lovely picnics and two fun ferry rides. Good friends, good day!

Our oldest grandson enjoyed visiting grandma and grandpa at their motorhome this summer. Don't you think we should sign him up as a substitute driver?
September 4: time to head south via our friends, Curt & Diane, in SE Washington, son Eric & his family in Colorado, brother Jon & family in Kansas and then on to the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas for our workamping job!

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