Our busy week included a special journey.
We traveled through fields of gold
along the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.
The skies finally opened up to beautiful sunshine
after days of gloom.
Everywhere, buttercups cover the pastures.
Such a beautiful sight!
Mt. Rainier still hidden in the clouds....
Lovely farms under beautiful skies.
We arrived at Tahoma National Cemetery
to see the flags of Memorial Day still decorating
My Dear Father was in the
Army-Airforce back when
it was one branch of the
My Mother arrived here first,
in 2011 and waited
a year for her beloved to
They were married 58 years.
We told them that now,
we are Grandparents!
We paid our loving respects
and continued on our way.....
To see this little guy!
We got to hold baby Ethan
and snuggle him
We even got to take a walk around
the neighborhood with him!
It was a most wonderful day!
I took this photo of my son holding him.
He is a good baby, but a bit of a night owl,
and his devoted parents are a bit tired out.
I promised that things will get better.....
We reluctantly said goodbye,
but before heading for home,
we stopped in to see my youngest son
and wife who live close by.
Here are the brothers together,
Dustin on the left, and new Father, Gabe.
They fought like cats and dogs
growing up, but now they are
I wanted to send them both to
boarding school to get some peace! :)
We had a lovely visit, but
soon had to hit the road.
We had an hour and a half drive home.
The shadows were getting long......
We skirted along the foothills
with the setting sun.
Finally, the forests opened up
and we caught a glimpse
of Mt. Rainier.
We passed the old lumber mill
as the sun dipped behind the hills.
We were leaving the forest....
To come upon this....
A beautiful ending to a
beautiful journey filled with love.
Wishing you sweet journey's home,