On the way there we passed by Mt. Shasta - my favorite mountain. You can see it from a long distance away.
We stopped to eat at the Black Bear Diner (tradition!)... took a picture of the mountain and my husband. (He's the one on the left)
A mural on the side of the restaurant.
Another view of Mt. Shasta, you drive around it for maybe 50 miles on Interstate 5. (And YES that is snow on the mountain, in late August in California. Global warming? I don't think so!)
This is something I added. All the greens are to represent the trees in WA, so I made 2 flowering trees, my daughter, Chrissy and her hubby, Will. On each of the trees is a heart, and the heart is inscribed with the other's initials. Also, there are 4 different sized shrubs, one for each of the kids. I enjoyed making this part.
Here's Em again... we are all sitting around having a snack and preparing to play Canasta. She beat me and my 50 years of experience!
Here's Ashleigh wearing her hat cause she hates her hair, too. She dyed it just before prom - got the wrong color. Remember youth?
We went to the Bonneville Damn - somehow I didn't get any pictures of that. This is Multnomah Falls in Oregon. The top half falls 542 ft (sez the post card) and the bottom half falls another 69 ft. It's an amazing place.
Got a pic of these 4 grandkids while we were there. A beautiful bunch, I'd say, and I'm not at all biased.
Here's the hubby again with the cat, Kits. One morning while Bill and Chrissy were off to her treatment, Kits got up and sat in one of the kitchen chairs, presumably to look out the window, but she started chewing... she just kept chewing and looking at Ben. We were all there to play more Canasta. Anyway, I looked at the cat's dish, and sure enough it was empty! She'd found a way to communicate that she was hungry. She followed him to the bag of food and trotted back to her dish.
We had a great time... I did buy some fabric, and we did some jewelry crafting. I learned some Wii, too, and we went out to dinner, and watched the grands bowl. It was lots of fun. Thank you, family, for making us feel loved and welcome. Hope we can do it again soon.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!