Wednesday, August 04, 2010

July 2010 Trip-A week in Bellingham


Our week in Washington was family week.

Started off with Zach’s 21st birthday.  In our family the birthday person gets to pick where/what they want for their birthday dinner.  Zach’s choice was pizza and at Westside Pizza. “It’s the best pizza in Whatcom County” he said.  We were all a little (well, more than a little!) taken aback when we pulled into the parking lot of “the best pizza place” and saw that it was in a Chevron gas station!  But he wasn’t exaggerating. . . the pizza WAS really good!  Afterward we reconvened back at our RV park for birthday cake and ice cream. (from left) Dylan, Jorden, Gary, Zach, Don, Dave, Kassi and Addison


Lee and I stood and watched the movement of this trilobyte in old town Bellingham for a long time.  Every part, except for the base moves and rotates with the wind. Fascinating.DSCN0694

One evening we took in a concert at Old Settlers Days in Ferndale.  Gary and I got red che chako ribbons commemorating our short time in the area.  Don and Lee had ribbons for their nearly 40 years in the County!DSCN0701

This booth offered the most delectable-looking berries!DSCN0700

Whenever we go to Washington cousin Mabel makes Gary a blackberry pie (she even picks the berries!) and he is VERY stingy about sharing even a bite! Is he concentrating or what!?IMG_0197

DSCN0704 Saturday night a few of the my many cousins got together at Don & Lee’s home.   (I enjoyed visiting so much I forgot to take any photos!)  Why do the ladies always gather in one room and the guys in another?  We girl cousins, me, Lee, Connie, Judy, Mabel, Terrie, Carol and Linda chattered around the dining room table. “Our grandma was a mail order bride? We knew she grew up on a riverboat on the Mississippi River but didn’t know that!” while the guys, Gary, Don, Kenny, Robin, Paul (Dennys came by earlier so missed the group) in the living room talked guy stuff.  Jorden and Dylan stayed for awhile, moving between the groups to listen to the old stories.  Then they were off to join the younger ones. Cousin Kenny made my day “Betty, don’t you ever change?”  Brownie Points there for sure!

Sunday night We capped off the week with a family barbecue.  Burgers, hot dogs, and all the fixings.  Arrving directly from swimming at the nearby gravel pit the young ones were famished so the food disappeared quickly!

Then Monday morning we were back on the road with the nose of the GMC pointing south.

Next week to follow. . .

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