For the first few days of our vacation, we made a visit to my cousin, Herbie. I have been meaning to visit him and his family for years, and am glad we finally were able to do so. We had a blast, and the kids are already pressing me to tell them when we will be able to return.
We did a lot of fun things in just a few days:
- Rophone temporarily joined Herbie's softball team to save them from having to forfeit their interfaith league game.
- We went to the farmer's market where we ate lunch, listened to live music and visited the Sound (it's so nice to see a few women with unshaven legs again--man, I missed the Northwest!)
- We took a ride on a ferry (check back later for photos!)
- We visited Lattin's Country Cider Mill and Farm where we saw animals and ate their fresh apple fritters.
Here's Herbie (he's a dentist, you know, but I don't think he's worked on any Abominable Snowmen--I will post a picture of his wife, Cat, later):
Posy (6), doing her thing:
Tally (8), thinking maybe I'm a bit odd, I'm sure (she's most likely right!):
Ducky (10), pitifully outnumbered by girls (sorry!):
Big, in pure heaven:
Ginger, at the Sound, just after eating a sno-cone the size of her head (admittedly, her head is a little pea-like in size, but it was still huge for a sno-cone!)
Big has fine taste in girls (he likes them older apparently). Here he is taking the Divine Miss M for a ride:
Bud is having a complete blast on his first vacation as a "big boy":
Wood chip, anyone? Everything at my sister Martha's house is gourmet, you know!