Welcome all of you wonderful bloggers who are visiting me today. I am so happy you are here visiting with me.
I so enjoy the concept of blogging. I have made new friends and I get to peek into the lives of many I will most likely never meet. I get to see the world through so many eyes. In that respect, I hope you enjoy seeing my corner of the U.S. through my eyes. I will let Tricia and Gina regale you with their witty stories while I show you a bit of the Pacific Northwest. So pull up a chair and lets get going.
Deb, I am sorry I do not have any Diet Coke with lemon. Will Coke Zero do? If so I will run down to the store and get us a couple of lemons. Have been wanting to try it. For those who do not do coke, I do have a few Mikes hard lemonades, but if you are driving you can't have those. If you do coffee, I am afraid you will need to stop at one of our many famous espresso stands. You know we are the home of Starbucks and Tully's so there are some serious coffee folk around. I do not drink it, therefore, I do not know how to make it. Sorry. I also have the delicious rolled dessert I featured on my blog of June 28th, I know you will all enjoy it.
As you probably read, we Washington gals are family. There is Gina, the youngest of my five daughters and Tricia, the fourth of my five daughters . But wait there's more!! Not featured, but still a good read is Kris, the third of my five daughters. She does not post often, but when she does it is always fun and interesting. By doing the math you will see there are two more daughters. Karyn, my eldest daughter and Angela, my second daughter. Preceding all of them is Bryan, my son.
I have been married to my best friend, Stan, for 43 years. We met when we were 15 years old and married two weeks after he turned 19 and two weeks before I turned 19.
As my name indicates, I am Gramma to many. Nineteen at the last count. Ranging in age from 18 years old to 10 months old. They are all the delight of my heart and my reason for being. We are a family who generally enjoys one another's company and have fun when we are together. We just spent a week at the beach at Seaside Oregon. Everyone was not there all of the time, but at any given time, at least 13 of us were.
Washington State is a very diverse state. There is so much to see and do here. We are minutes from the beaches, lakes and rivers. We can go white water rafting, hiking and sometimes skiing all in the same day. Washington is the home of Mt. Rainier. The tallest peak in the continental U.S. A beautiful majestic mountain. We also have the Space Needle
and the Monorail. I saw an the news last night it broke down again and the people had to be rescued by ladder trucks. A common occurrence. Both were built for the 1962 Worlds Fair in Seattle.
We were, until just recently, home to the Super Sonics. We are home of the Mariners and Seahawks. I do not pay much attention to sports so I cannot tell you who is on first.
It is just beginning our Fair Season. First we can go to Monroe for the Evergreen State Fair which is celebrating its 100th year. South of Seattle we can attend the Puyallup Fair. Much larger than the Monroe, but too far for me to drive.
Over Labor Day, you can also travel east of the Mountains to Ellensburg and attend a real Rodeo. Much fun. If you are already east of the Mountains, then you are welcome to cross over and attend our fairs.
During the summer you can also attend SeaFair. A fun time paying homage to all of our water and our lively hood derived from it. It culminates with the Hydro plane races and a spectacular air show by the Blue Angels.
I think, sometimes, living in such a beautiful state, we tend to take it for granted. There is so much more to see and do here than you have time to read, or I have time to tell you about.
Thanks for stopping by and I so hope you visit again. Looking forward to seeing you again. Please be sure to comment so I know you were here.