Friday we woke up in Moses Lake Washington - staying at Jill's Brother Ken's lake house. (We like going back there every year for a bit of a vacation - and Jill's family mostly live around there)
A little fishing, boating, jetskis, playing in the water, reading, visiting, etc. Basic vacation stuff when you are by a lake.
We went out and helped Jill's Mom Bev pick and weed her garden (huge gardens by her house - kind of re-claiming the sagebrush by adding some water and chicken-wire to keep the rabbits out)
Dinner at the 'famous' Chico's pizza place, loud - but everyone loves their pizza. Scary how much stuff they can actually load on one pizza.
More of the same on Saturday - and had more cousins and their friends over as well. Plus a big dinner for the entire family at night.
Karrissa and Joe have been reading the first two books in the 'Fablehaven' series - so I confiscated them for awhile and finished them both. I was hoping to get the others in the series at a bookstore, or at the airport, or better yet on the Kindle. But no luck. I like the storyline, and the way the author tells a good tale.Sunday we cleaned up and headed to the Spokane airport for the flights home and the end of a great week 'vacating'. I however took a flight from Spokane, to Chicago, then on to Newark. Of course, Chicago in the late summer, storms, delays, etc. I did *finally* get to the Newark Airport where I'll be staying teaching AirMagnet all this week at about 2:30am... whew!
Joe, the mighty fisherman, returns with his catch!
Helping Grandma Bev with her garden
The little lizard - McKinley liked this little guy
Karrissa and her girls, Kylie (1) and McKinley (3)
The Family scarfing down pizza at Chico's
Joe & McKinley on the Wave Runner
McKinley playing with an oar off the dock
McKinley on the Jetski (she wishes she could drive it alone)
Grandpa, Ken and Joe fishing