Sunday, November 28, 2010


We traveled to eastern Washington, Richland, to our oldest daughter's place. Her husband and two children were so gracious and a good time was had by all. Our younger daughter, husband and 2 daughters rode along with us in our van, which made for good company and a reasonably fast trip (about 4 hours). We arrived Wednesday evening and had some good Papa Murphy's pizza.

Thursday morning some of the group participated in a local 5K Turkey Trot in the freezing cold weather (low 20's), while the rest of us began preparing for the big Thanksgiving Dinner. We had broccoli and cheese casserole, green bean casserole, scalloped potatoes, homemade cranberry sauce and two turkeys - one cooked on the barbecue grill and one in the oven.

The grandchildren had fun in the hot tub in the 20 degree weather with snow all around them.

Some of my time was spent showing one granddaughter (aged 11) how to knit, and another granddaughter (age 7) and one grandson (age 9) how to crochet. The 4th granddaughter already has been taught - so we all sat around knitting dish/washcloths and making crochet chains. It was fun working with the kids and who knows, maybe one or all of them will still like this handcraft and keep it up.

All in all it was a great weekend and we returned to western Washington during mid-day on Saturday. The Pass still had snow on it, but was not too bad driving.
It was nice to get home where the 6' of snow we had when we left had all melted and it was raining.

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