Saturday, June 27, 2015

When Grandma Comes to Town

As I mentioned in my last post, my mom came for a visit!! She flew in the night before Zuzu's party and stayed for a whole week! Naturally we had to pack a lot of fun stuff into her visit.
I hadn't had much time to plan anything (hello, party going on!), so the day after the party we were chatting about things she'd like to do here and we spontaneously decided to go on a road trip to Mount Rainier!
The Mountain is probably our favorite thing in or around Seattle so far. It's just spectacular and there's nothing quite like it. My mom is a national parks aficionado so we went a little crazy and decided to drive there and back after church - it was a whirlwind trip over the course of about 7 hours.
I think it was worth it.

When we arrived, you couldn't even see Rainier because it was so fogged in...I was so bummed and just hoping my Mom would at least catch a glimmer. By the time we drove up to Paradise, the clouds parted for about 30 minutes. We walked around, took some pictures and marveled...and then the clouds rolled back in and we turned around and drove home. Tender mercies.
I am pretty sure I get my love of adventure from this beautiful lady. I was raised to go out and see things for myself - to discover the world on a budget if you have to, but always DO things. It has served me well.
We also hit up Discovery Park and just generally kicked up a ruckus while she was here. My Mom spoiled the kids with new clothes and lots of attention.
The power of a Grandma willing to sleep on an Aerobed for a week to be part of our lives should not be underestimated. We loved having her visit and hope she'll come again soon!!

1 comment:

Roger and Laurene said...

Not many people would drop everything on a Sunday afternoon and head to the mountains with me. :)
What crazy, incredible adventures we had! The happiest of days, those were.
Love you all!