Wednesday, August 25, 2010

One Trip, Two Trip, Red Trip, Blue Trip

This is my MamaPajama, my Little Mither.
My sister Margy and I took her to Anacortes so she could ride the ferry to Friday Harbor last weekend. It was to celebrate her 87th birthday.
And we had a splendid time with perfect weather, great food, and wonderful companionship. The first leg of the journey for me was to get to Kimber's, breaking up the 14 hour drive.
She and Dante were ready and waiting for me with smiles and exclamations of joy.

Some of the great food began at Kimber's too.
This was a picture-perfect chicken dish she'd watched a TV chef create.
Kimber knew she could improve upon it...and she did!

This picture of my sister's Hydrangea's will be turned into photo cards later in the year.
Mt. Baker is in the background as we boarded the ferry. We walked on, leaving our car in the parking lot because we were only going for a few hours that day and just to walk around some shops in Friday Harbor.
Here we are, the three of us. Accompanying us on the ferry was another set of "Mother and Two Daughters" celebrating a 90th birthday, so we took pictures for each other.

We came upon a Lavender Shop that encouraged samples of all kinds of lavender products.

The sailboats out on the water were ever-present as we returned to Anacortes.

Cloud banks were plentiful on the way home too.
It is almost as if you could stick your finger in and dip out a taste of this fluted meringue!

In La Conner we came upon a Quilt Museum that was in the midst of closing for the day, but they let us look at a couple quilts on the ground floor. This one reminds me of the Crazy Quilt my Grama made for me.

Isabella loves to play with my camera, and she took this shot of me with Dante on the last night of that trip...Sunday. I came home on Monday, recovered Tuesday (yesterday) and will leave today with more family for another trip, this one to Northern Idaho.


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Life is good, isn't it? What a wonderful time it looks like you had! I hope your next trip is just as fun! Praying for you, my friend!

Connie said...

What a gadabout you are, Catherine! **smile** So happy for you to be able to spend such wonderful days with your family. And you are so good to chronicle your adventures. Your photos are lovely!

I am free Mon. or Wed next week. How about a morning garden tour, followed by tea and biscotti on the patio? :-)

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

What fun! So glad you had a chance to spend time with your mom and sis. Dante is looking so cute! That chicken dish looked wonderful, too.

Hope your garden is producing!

Absolutely lovin' the my schedule. Thanks again, Catherine!

Margaret said...

You have a twinkle in your eye. You are amazing to be everywhere and for everyone. God is pleased with you. You all look good in the pics and how special to have that time with Tita...she is so cute but not as cute as Dante as least in a different way. What a smile. I bet it melts your heart. I am so glad that you take the time to see your grandparents. It means so much to us moms and then kids.

I look forward to a roadtrip soon. I will email you more.

Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors said...

Oh it's so fun to see you guys all together! What a nice picture of your mom!

Cousin Elaine said...

That quilt reminds me of a quilt my Gramma H made for me when I was a kid. Imagine that, we both had the same thought about a quilt!! Enjoyed your blog very much, especially the trip pictures.