Well, Caro and I just got back from our wonderful vacation in Washington, where we visited family, relaxed a lot, saw a Christina Aguilera concert (you will find a full description on my Christina Aguilera Fan Page), and generally had a great time.
We rented a car, which turned out to be a relatively sporty, and very fun, Chevy Cobalt.
We started out in Bellingham hanging out with our cousin Laura for the first weekend - had a blast hanging out with her and all her fun friends - and from there we went north to Vancouver, B.C. for the Christina Aguilera concert.
while we were there. We baked the precription batch of cookies for Grandpa to help his leg heal (the doctors just told him he could start walking around the house without his boot on - I'm sure that wouldn't be the case without the cookie dough!), and read books, played pinochle and spades, and just relaxed. It was wonderful.
We also went to dinner with a couple of Caro's college friends (Leah and Thuy), of whom I HAD pictures until I idiotically wondered what "format memory card" did on my digital camera... *sigh* so those pictures are gone... The weather cooperated wonderfully, ending our week with lovely sunny days bringing temperatures of high 60's to low 70's. 'Twas wonderful... Then we headed east
to Sunnyside to visit Ida, who teaches high school French there, and also is working on training her horse, Dash.
Ida also has a very nice new trailer - two-horse slant, tack door, twin axles with electric brakes...
She is renting a cute, fairly cozy little place a little ways out of town
(that's Annabell up front - huge fuzzball that she is...), and she showed off her lovely piano for us
While there, we had to go out for St. Patty's Day, during which outing we met Laura
and then was gone. Whatever. Ida was good entertainment for us
and made us sing karaoke
ok so she didn't MAKE us, but we did anyway. It was dismal... Mary Jane's Last Dance has never been so tuneless, I daresay...
We ended the night in a supposedly Irish bar in Yakima that was OUT of Guiness on SAINT PATRICK'S DAY. Irish? I think not...