Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Home after a wonderful week!

Hello to all my loyal Blog fans!

It's been awhile since my last blog update, so here's a brief run down of what I've been up to.....
We started out the week of vacation with a trip to Seattle on Friday, June 11th, for N8's University of Washington Department graduation and then his University Commencement on Saturday, June 12th. N8 graduated with honors from both his department and from the university! (Cum Laude in the top 6% of the school!). N8 now is officially graduated with his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Arts and Experimental Media from the University of Washington Seattle! After the graduations, we had a wonderful party that was hosted at Nadia and Shawn's place. Shawn put together an amazing five star spread of pulled pork, beans, salads, and more! AMAZING FOOD was enjoyed by everyone. Good times................ and a Huge congratulations to N8!

The Graduate with his VERY proud parents!

On Monday the 14th, Sweet Pea, N8, Nadia, Shawn and I all headed out to Sol Duc Hot Springs in the Olympic National Park for a week of family vacation. Nadia and Shawn stayed at a cabin at the resort and the rest of us camped in the campground next door.......... I think N8 managed to cook nearly every meal on a stick and we even had a Cape Cleare salmon cooked over the fire. Hats off to the chefs!

Shawn and Nadia hit the road with the rest of the "bike gang"...... Nadia on her new Specialized and Shawn on my GT. Now that we've got everyone in the clan biking, we'll have to plan some new rides........

More great food! Hiking, biking, music, visiting, and a great time for everyone. Dianne made it out for the last night of camping and then headed off for La Push to camp for a few days when we packed up camp on Friday. Nadia and Shawn headed back to the city and N8, Sweet Pea and I made one last stop on the way home.........

We rode the Spruce Railroad Trail from Fairholm Campground on the West end of Crescent Lake and back, about 20 miles round trip. This is an amazing trail with incredible scenery and views.......... the trail is pretty "rustic" with some tough narrow sections, rocky areas, roots, bogs, streams, NARROW "deer trail along bluff edges........... in other words, a really fun ride! A great ending for the vacation.

N8 continued on to Seattle where he had an art opening at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle where one of his short films was being shown.

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