Tuesday, June 23, 2015


We (hubby and I) have just returned home from a wonderful 10-day trip to Washington State visiting family.

We spent time in western Washington visiting with our daughter and her family.   We attended our granddaughter's high school graduation, which was very nice.  They had a grad party for her the next day and got to see a lot of her friends and famiiy friends we had not seen in a while.  The younger granddaughter just gratuated from the 6th grade.

We rented a car and drove to Spokane (on the east side of Washington state) and visited with 4 more granddaughters, their mom, and two great-grandsons.  The youngest is just 5 months old and his brother just turned 3.   Such a lot of fun to be around the boys, but wow,  what a lot of energy that 3 yr-old has - hard to keep up!  But it was fun being around them.

We drove back to Seattle and flew home out of Sea-Tac.   Hard to believe how air travel is so much different these days.  "Back in the day" I was an airline "stewardess" and their was time to visit with the passengers, lots of elbow room, pass out food, etc..  Now eveyrone is all crammed in with very little leg or elbow room.

Due to said "lack of room"  I didn't do any knitting during the 3-hour flight.  Hard to get your arms in a position to do so.   In fact, I didn't get out my knitting the entire 10 days we were gone.   We were just way too busy.

It is nice to be home - the laundry is all done - had my long day of rest yesterday, and am now "back in the normal rut".

We are in quite a long heat spell.   We've had over 110 degree temperatures for well over a week now, and no end in sight.  These are really high temperatures for this early in the summer - hate to think of what it'll be like later this summer.

Are you planning a trip this Summer?  Write and let me know!


  1. Sounds like you had a great time! I haven't been to Spokane since I was about 6 years old ... wow, that was a long time ago, lol. Wonderful photo of your family :)

  2. Lovely family photo, Darlene. So glad you had such a nice time. It's always nice coming home too, though, isn't it? I'm not sure how I'd feel about 110 degree temps though. That's HOT!

  3. Oh I love that you got to meet all the friends at the graduation party!!! That's a great thing about visiting.
    We just flew home from Raleigh on The 4th. Airport empty. No long lines. Lady in seat next to me got up and moved! I had an empty seat to my left and fireman to my right.
    The funny thing was my luggage got opened for the powdered peanut butter I was taking home. Once the TSA ladies learned it was just one WW point they were all crazy about it