Monday, March 15, 2010

Family, Food, and Fun

Our travel during the past few days hasn't taken us far in miles, but included overnight stays in Issaquah, Seattle, and Bellevue, along with two trips to SEA to pick up family company from Alabama and Colorado.

A lifetime highlight was two birthday parties for our now three-year-old twin grandaughters attended by all seven of our grandchildren. The first was an elaborate birthday dinner for 18 featuring cooking by son David and Kathy's chef-brother Tom from Colorado (who'd brought Idaho Wagyu beef along in his suitcase) and the second was at a "bounce place" in Sumner. Very special to slide down those inflatable slides with our grandkids!

We'd earlier enjoyed Legally Blonde in Seattle with Tom, Ellyn, and Haley and are now back in Birch Bay with six family guests in residence and planning a quick trip up to see more family in British Columbia tomorrow.

So far, we've eaten our way through the Wild Ginger in Seattle (so-so), the cute little Chada Thai restaurant in Blaine (excellent), and the Pad Thai in Bellingham (also good but quirky service).

Tomorrow evening it's dinner at the Capital in Chilliwack, one of our all-time favorites.

It's a tough job but somebody has to do it.

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