On October 25th my mom flew from Spokane to Bellingham, Washington. Bellingham is just over an hour from our house, not counting the wait at the border, which, sadly, can sometimes be as long as the drive itself. I drove down a little ahead of her flight so I could stop at Trader Joe's. It's the only store I have ever been in that makes grocery shopping a fun experience. While I was there I wandered over to the beer aisle to pick something out for Jay. I'm not a beer drinker myself, so have to base my purchasing decisions on factors other than knowledge about the actual product. Which is how he ended up with this, a six-pack with a knitting theme.
In the latest development since I last saw her, Ella has turned into dedicated thumb sucker.
Thursday we headed over to Victoria so my mom could spend some time with Lucy. I think we were both humbled when were there. I can not for the life of me figure out how to undo the gates they have to keep Lucy out of trouble. Lucy has no problem whatsoever opening them. And my mom, who has owned an iPad for two years but has yet to figure it out, sat and watched Lucy play games and switch between apps.
Just in case you're wondering, in spite of what Lucy is wearing in this picture it wasn't an unseasonably warm day. My mom brought her this new outfit thinking it would be perfect for next summer. Lucy tried it on and refused to take it off again.
Friday was a very long day. We left Victoria at 7:45 Am and didn't get to Spokane until 8:45 PM. The main interstate highway across Washington was closed in central Washington due to a dust storm, which slowed us up considerably. I managed to take this picture as we drove along rural side roads, trying to find our way past the closure. It's very unique countryside. Interesting to look at, but I don't think I would want to live there.
This was my first trip to Spokane since my brother moved there, and it was nice to see his new home and do a bit of exploring on the trails that are right out his back door.
Now I am back home, and I have to confess I'm quite happy to be here. After being away for much of September and October I'm ready to settle in until next spring. Am I the only one who gets the urge to hibernate at this time of the year?
Have a great week!