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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Another Passage

My eldest grandson has finished the 4th grade. He has been with his teacher for 4 years and next year he will go to a new school and have a new teacher. This has been a hard time for him. He came over this afternoon to go through the steps to take care of the cat while we are gone for the month of June. I took some pictures out on the stump. I have pictures of him at the end of each school year since kindergarten. He was very subdued today but he will get over it as only children can.

We leave early tomorrow morning for our trip. We are driving to Bellingham, WA where we will board an Alaska Marine Highway Ferry for Sitka. We will stay with friends in Sitka for a week. On our way to Bellingham I will get to meet my cyber friend Heather in Nampa, ID. While in Bellingham I will get to meet my cyber friend Becky. This is very exciting. The internet certainly makes the world a small place. After our return to Bellingham on June 20 we will visit with friends near Olympia WA and then drive down to Yachats OR where we have rented a beach house for 4 nights. Another friend is coming to stay with us. My husband met him on line 10 years ago when they both started flying Red Baron and participating in cyber WWI combat missions. Something they continue to this day. We have met him in person before and look forward to seeing him again. It is sad, his wife died just over a year ago and he is now just starting to get out and about. We are so glad that we will be near to his home and that he is coming to stay with us. After Yachats we will go to Ashland OR for a couple days for the Shakespeare Festival. Then we will come home through Susanville CA to Reno NV and down to Tonopah for the night and then through Vegas and home the next day. Whew!! Can't wait, have been counting the days. I will have many great photos I am sure.

I leave you for awhile with these things to ponder:

One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet.
Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air.
Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets.
Reindeer like to eat bananas.

Have a good one.


Heather said...

Hey Ann,

Can't seem to find your email address. When you get to town, we'll be meeting at a place called Market Limone. Here's the Mapquest directions: http://www.mapquest.com/mq/6-jV8c_W1QazzgXM**Eirt

If that doesn't work, call me!

See you on Monday!

BTW, Jackie lives in Bellingham too.

Dawn said...

oh, what fun!! You have a safe and wonderful time...all of you...see ya when you get back with all your pictures...(have been to Sitka and it is lovely)..dewnie

Anke said...

wow, Ann, have a wonderful trip and give Heather hugs from all of us! This is so great, you all get to meet! Bring back tons of pictures!

Anonymous said...

Hey Ann,

Hoping you have internet access while away. When are you going to be in Vegas? I'll be there for a conference from the 15th - 18th hopefully we can meetup.

Debbie (http://www.debbieschroeder.typepad.com)

Cheri said...

Hope you are having/had a super trip! See you when you get back:)

Chrystal said...

have a great time on Vacation!!!

Heather said...

Hey Ann!

When are you coming back???