What a week!
On Sunday, I joined two of my grown kids and their kids…and a couple of other grandchildren…for our semi-annual lunch. We met at The Elephant Bar, and here are some shots of our celebration.
First: a group shot, showing how tall some of us are. Aaron, in the middle, is around 6’6″.
Here are my two eldest grandchildren: Alec and Dominic, 21, both born in June. They are each attending universities.
A close-up of Aaron, the tallest one, age 18, flanked by Alec and Dominic. He’s heading off to a university in Phoenix in the fall:
Left to right: Dominic, Fiona, and Aubrey. Both girls were born only days apart, too, in February 1997….they are also college girls:
And let’s not forget the youngest of the clan: Noah, at age 13:
So…the next morning, after this event, Fiona and I got up VERY early and headed up north to visit my youngest son and his wife in Crescent City, near the Oregon border. The beach shot at the top of the post is there….and here are some of our other finds:
Into the redwood forest:
The Trees of Mystery, where visitors are greeted by (Oops!)
John BunyanPaul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox:
After an unplugged week of enjoying the world outside my Interior one….I am exhausted, but also eager to get back into blogging.
I read two books while I was away! I can’t believe it, but I read at night before falling asleep. Just posted my reviews this morning. The Melody Lingers On, by Mary Higgins Clark; and The Girl You Lost, by Kathryn Croft.
I loved my time away, and enjoyed everything except the 10 hour drive each way…with constant road work on Hwy. 101. Family time was great….and I saw some Netflix shows not on my list, including a tear-jerker dog movie called Hachi.
But….I’m happy to be home! What was your week like?
This post is linked to West Metro Mommy Reads, for Saturday Snapshot.