Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Opposite World

After my Aunt went home she took this picture of my 90 year old Grandmother with my Aunt Barb (not the one who visited me).
 The children made a Mothers Day Banner for their Great Grandma that she has hanging in her room.  They love "the" Grandma.
 Less than a week after the last of our company left, I got on a plane and went to Canada via Washington for a week without children or husband.  Sadly, I did not miss them until I was on the plane headed home.  It was so quiet and relaxing.

I got to spend some time with my friend Sandy, who chauffeured me back and forth from airports and ferry terminals.  She is so much fun to be around.
 See that tan on me.  That is thanks to three hours on the deck with my Aunt when it was overcast.  Crazy me was so relaxed I didn't think about getting burned.
 My favorite part of travel is on the Victoria Clipper.  It cuts down the trip to Canada by an hour, which gets me to Grandma's house that much earlier.
 I love the bay in Seattle.  Especially all the boats.
The Space Needle changed its top to copper/orange to commemorate its anniversary.  Looks pretty cool from the water.

When I got to Victoria, I was taken to my favorite Chocolatier in the world.  It was yummy.
 I love spending time with this woman.  She is amazing in so many ways.  She has lived a lifetime of stories of things that I cannot imagine living.  She is so strong and kind through all that life has brought her.  So grateful to have come from her line.  I see parts of her in me and some in my children.  I am so happy to have spent three days enjoying the many qualities she possesses.
I got to pend quite a bit of time playing cards... very fun and interesting.  It's amazing how much you can learn about people during a good game of cards.

It was so much fun to be there.  I laugh... because I went to Walmart more there in three days than I have in the past year.  My Aunt and Grandmother love it there.
 The live right across the street from Uptown Mall, a very yuppy mall in Victoria and Walmart is one of the main stores.
 Isn't that nuts?  Here we consider Walmart a low budget store, not something urban and yuppy.

My Grandmother rides in on her scooter like a rockstar and is greeted by all who work there.  Makes me chuckle.  I am glad they are liked and have many people to talk to daily.
 Do you recognize those beautiful blue eyes?  I look at them everyday when I talk to my handsome little boy.  I love that he got her eyes.
She is a truly remarkable woman.


Shannon said...

Beautiful pictures, makes me homesick for Seattle... even more for my own Grandma. What a wonderful blessing for you to be able to spend time together. Fun to see a snap of Sandy too - next time you are up this way, I will try to coordinate better!

Shannon said...

p.s. you have your Grandma's beautiful cheek bones.

Will and Marcie Davis said...

She is beautiful!!! I love that your little man has her eyes!!! That is SO special!!!