We spent part or most of last week up in the Seattle area...First visiting my sister and her boys for an overnight trip, then heading on up to Oma and Opa's house for a few nights, and stopping by Peter & Sarah's on the way back! It was, as Miriam put it "The full tour!"
Coming and going from Oma and Opa's, we stopped in Seattle -- First to Deluxe Junk in Fremont and another vintage store or two, then on the way back we hit Thai Heaven for lunch and got into Seattle's Pacific Science Center with our OMSI membership card.
One day the pool at Oma and Opa's got warm enough for us ALL to swim...It's amazing that it's late July and the weather is JUST sketchy enough that you have to check the solar panels and see just how warm the water is before getting in!
The last day was the best, as we'd worked hard in the yard, and it warmed up enough that it was just FUN to jump in and practice diving. I haven't had time to swim like that in AGES.
Nora enjoyed the pool too -- my niece Miriam took her in a few times and then Nora figured out it was a lot more fun to stand by the side of the pool and huck stuff in and tell us to go get it off the bottom, AND of course, she discovered the real fun: Hottubbing with Oma!