Tuesday, July 17, 2012

 Me and my dad! What a great visit we had in Washington. We were at a small resort just a few miles from the Canadian boarder and it is spectacular up there. The tiny town of Northport put on a fantastic firework show for July 4th. They were out on an island on the Columbia River. You got the fireworks in the sky and the reflections off the water-awesome. 
 This was one of the many awesome scenes we saw on our 4.5 mile mountain hike. We hiked up and back down the  mountain and I was looking for fun "stuff" to bring home. We got back to the car and found this awesome chunk of granite. I put it in the trunk and it shortly disappeared. Randy said, "We're not hauling that thing back on the plane!" I was so mad and cold -shouldered him for awhile till he admitted he was teasing and dug it out of its hiding place in the spare tire section of the trunk. Well it did get seized for bit at airport security-TSA had to x-ray it twice before deciding I was just a crazy tourist and not a terrorist!

 Dad and Diane loved to snuggle in this oversized chair in the cabin. They're so cute together. Diane made us tons of yummy food even though she promised she wouldn't cook herself to death this year! She kept pulling delicious dishes out of her cooler-it was like watching Mary Poppins take stuff out of her carpet bag! We all stood with our toes pointing out singing-"Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down..." Well, Jason did-the rest of us just rolled our eyes at him! JK
A view of the stunning Columbia River from the cabin. It was a fantastic trip and so much fun to be with my family. We ate somores, sat around the campfire telling ghost stories (Jason's idea), hiked, drove through gorgeous country and ate way too much yummy food. How did Randy do on the plane-just fine and he flew med-free!! I was able to upgrade our seats to Economy Comfort which gave us more leg room and put us directly behind First Class. There was one intense moment when the plane backed away from the terminal and parked on the tarmac. It got hot and Randy had a mild freak-out, but we got cool air blowing on him and I gave him my eee-pad with games, I gave him my Shuffle with music and gave him a drink of water...good grief, it's worse than flying with a 3 year old! JK. He did great and I appreciate him going with me to see my family. 


Kelly said...

I'm so glad you could spend that time with your family! Sweet memories! And glad Randy survived another plane ride:)Thanks for the update! Love ya!

Cat said...

How fun! I am glad you got to spend time with your family. The rock thing is so something ronnie would do!

the butlers said...

oh i love the update!!! your pictures are adorable and you are sooo beautiful!! cant wait to see you guys in september! i love you!