Friday, February 20, 2015

Good Times, Good Food and Memories, Old and New

It's been a whirlwind week with my daughter, son in law and kids visiting this last week from Connecticut.

 They flew out for a typical Western snowy winter complete with a mini snow ski vacation.
Ha, there has been absolutely no snow while they were here.  While instead reports from there home is one of the snowiest in history.  It defies planning.

 The Spokane River is at Spring high levels during mid February (the normal run off for May)
It is currently  running at 160,000 gallons per second.....Now thats a lot of water. 

There is nothing like the activity level of 3 boys to turn your world topsy turvy with spontaneous busyness.   We tried to alternate visiting with active pursuits, but there is never enough activity for kids.

If we couldn't have snow for the kids to enjoy, the sunshine the  was a welcome reprieve from the gray skies that we have been experiencing.

Two of my daughters and my the boy cousins (my grandboys) spending time together 

We visited the house that Melissa grew up in and showed the kids.  It sits abandoned, vacant  for a year now warning people to stay out.  I'm sure there is a story behind it's gradual demise but we don't know what happened.  But it is in terrible shape.  Kitchen torn apart, junk everywhere.  It will take quite a bit of work to get it ready for anyone to occupy.  

Sad to see it in such dire state.....

  I think I'll keep the memories I have of our time there.

The backyard looked like a park when we lived there..... not now!

Two Sisters, Melissa and Stacy

Frank's Diner is one of the best Breakfast spots in Spokane.


There is nothing like the charm of an old train.
Great food too!

It was a hit with the boys.

Good times, good food and memories shared

Visits are far between due to the distance we live apart. 
There is never enough time, or hugs.....but some new memories were in the making.


  1. It's amazing how all you women in the family look alike, and some of the boys too. Sure do have lots of boys. :) Nice new memories made on this trip. Love the pictures of the water, you really captured the power. Sad about the house hard to see a place you once lived in and love no longer loved.

  2. Wow, that Melissa looks so much like you!

  3. What a nice way to brighten up your winter!

  4. I did have to laugh out loud at their coming out for some snow while there are blizzards in New England. But at least it probably isn't in the single digits where you are. It is very hard when loved ones live so far apart. It makes the times together so extra special. I love the photo of your grandson running with the sculptures. He's really getting into it. Budding actor??