Monday, April 6, 2009

[day 95 ... april 5]

Another nice day at the Snapps. Started off by heading over to a pancake breakfast at a grange in the county - actually pancakes, French toast, or biscuits and gravy, plus scrambled eggs and sausage. Quite the meal!

After filling up the kids (and ourselves), we drove across to the other side of the county to Green Acres cemetery. It had been a long time since I visited Grandpa Rolly's grave and other ancestors buried there, and I wanted to be sure to fit that in on this trip. I wasn't quite sure where the family plots were, but Dad was able to find them first try (nice work!). There's a beautiful old tree that presides over the spot, so that's a clear landmark. But as Dad says, there are a number of grand old trees in the cemetery so it can be tricky to know which is the right one.

Later in the day, we drove around to Bloedel Donovan Park, around on the far side of Lake Whatcom from Dad and Marian's house. (You can almost see their house from the park, but several trees hide nearly all of it.) Another beautiful day to be outside. The boys played on the very cool climber for awhile, and then we checked out the old steam engine across the parking lot. Finally we headed over to the boat launch to watch the boats launching and returning. Cory especially was fascinated by how the trucks back the boat trailers right into the water and then float the boats onto them before winching them up.

We headed south for home around 3:30 in the afternoon. A satisfying and enjoyable trip all around, though concern about Star's recent illness shadowed our visit somewhat. They're taking her to the vet again tomorrow and hopefully will start getting some answers. She's down to skin and bones, and can't continue like this much longer. So we're holding a good thought that they figure out what's wrong quickly and get her back to good health again.

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