Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Trying To Catch Up...

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So in the past several weeks we had both my mom, and then my dad staying with us. (they are divorced) When my mom was here the weather was very overcast, but we managed to get a walk in to the Snoqualmie River through the Tolt McDonald park, always a favorite. We also visited the Tolt Yarn & Wool shop of course and Pacific Fabrics, where I bought some lovely grey Chambray to sew with... My mom embraced the graduation cap and insisted on a picture with the graduate! <wink>

One of Miss M.'s graduation presents was this awesome orange hammock to take with her to college: it is soooo comfy! In the week my dad was here the weather turned very warm and we had to take early morning walks. The rest of the day we would spend in the shadow on our patio, each with an e-book en something cool to drink. We also attended a pig-roast at our boss's house, where Mr. G. was in charge of several micro-brews (= beers) from the region. A very fun evening indeed!  {smile}

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We sort of invited ourselves to our friends' house on Lake Washington when things were getting very hot. A lovely boat ride and a pick-nick style lunch happened after. We walked along the Snoqualmie River, but at a new spot for me, Chinook Bend. Beautiful views of the Cascades and Mount Rainier. (three middle pictures above)

And then last week, when everybody had left, Miss M. and myself decided to hike up to Rattlesnake Ledge near North Bend. She had done the climb several times, but it was a first for me. I truly do not enjoy inclines, but now that I am in better shape, I really wanted to try it. The climb itself took an hour and I was soaked by the time we reached the Ledge, but boy, was it worth it!!! (middle picture, bottom row) I was totally exhausted after we came home however and had a long nap that very afternoon...

In the last picture you see Master C. posing in front of Mount Rainier in his grandparents' backyard in Tacoma. We were there to celebrate both Father's Day and Mr. G.'s birthday. Again stunning views...

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So, I think we're all caught up now???  <wink> I have two more rows to go on my last short row sleeve of my Low Tide Cardigan (by Tin Can Knits) and then it is blocking time, plus time to start a new project, always fun!


2 comments:

  1. Het vakantiegevoel overvalt me echt wanneer ik je post lees !!
    Alleen wat sneu voor je mama dat het weer wat tegenviel tijdens haar bezoek.. Wonen mama en/of papa nog in Nederland of ook in Amerika ?

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