Saturday, June 23, 2012

Seattle Visit

Early Thursday morning my sister and I flew to Seattle, via Denver. Both flights were very nice. Shortly after takeoff from Denver, we flew over Ft. Collins where we witnessed the tragic fires that have been driving residents from their homes. Prior to arriving in Seattle, we had clear views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, and finally Mt. Rainier - in all her splendor. It was a beautiful sunny day in Washington state.

Coming up the escalator shortly after disembarking our plane at the Seattle airport, we were met by Marshall and Heidi. Marshall ran straight toward me with his arms open wide. "Hi, Grandma D!" What a joy! I was so surprised to see how much taller he was than when I last saw him last in November. All of my grandchildren are growing up so fast. I want to shout, "Slow down!"

Vacation is always such a different feeling for me —  taking me a little while to switch over. This is probably due to me working full time and filling most of my evenings and weekends with many activities. Yesterday was a very relaxing day —  and I could have sworn it was Saturday all day long!

This morning Heidi and Chad are in downtown Seattle running in the Rock and Roll half marathon. It would have been fun to go down to watch them at the start and then the finish, but with rain in the forecast, we all decided it wouldn't be easy to entertain Marshall during the interval. Turns out it is not raining as I write this - in fact it's quite bright. I wish them well!

We have some plans for our time out here.  Later . . .

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