Saturday, July 24, 2010
Busy Days Are Here Again
Summer 2009 This evening our daughter Jill will be arriving at the airport here in Seattle. This marks the beginning of two busy weeks for us. Sunday Jill will help us pack up the car with all of the gear needed for a family trip to Rockaway Beach on the Oregon Coast. Son Jake will stop by to hang out, and then take Jill with him to pre-match functions in Seattle. A while later Tom and I will be on the train headed to the stadium, all of us to converge on Qwest Field for a Sounders soccer match against Colorado. While Jill lives in Colorado, she is first and foremost a Seattle fan when it comes to soccer and football. Monday morning Jill will drive the van south to Portland, where the rest of the family will be arriving about 10:45. That includes son-in-law Corey, grand kids Isaac and Irene, and Corey's mom and step dad, Andrea and John. From Portland they will head west to Rockaway Beach. We will leave for the beach from Seattle with the Toyota loaded down, make a grocery stop in Seaside, and we'll all meet up at the cabin in the afternoon. Corey looks forward to a cool vacation on the coast after the Colorado summer heat. He's a sheriff's deputy with the county and so his work clothes include a bullet proof vest, hot stuff in 105 degree weather. I don't think there will be any problem finding cool ocean air. John and Andrea haven't been out here for a long time and seldom take vacation trips, so I'm hoping their week is wonderful. They have rented a small motel cottage just about next door to our cabin. The following Saturday John and Andrea will be delivered back to Portland to fly home. The rest of us will attend a family picnic in Vernonia, Oregon on Sunday next, on our way back to Seattle. Our second week will include a trip to Whidbey Island to stay several nights at the cabin there, attending Seafair events here in Seattle, like the hydro races and Blue Angels Air Show, and all of us will go to another Sounders match. Tom and I have had a lazy afternoon, the last such for a while to come. Yes, I will take pictures. There will be postings, perhaps some along the way, and more after the buzyiness is over. I'll try to catch up with all of you as I can. But my priority? Well, spending time with those grand kids, of course!