Thursday, August 26, 2021

Grandchildren: our favorite hello and our hardest good-bye!

...and yes, we love you more than infinity!

I'm a little rusty on bedtime songs.  My favorite, and one Cyrus always liked, is "My Grandfather's Clock."  I even got the words to "Three Blind Mice" wrong.  No worries, however, they knew it!😀  As they were leaving Weds. Samira serenaded me with the English verse of another song I could remember, "Frère Jacques."

We bid farewell to Zia, Cyrus, and Samira today.  We will have a mighty quiet and lonely RV.  We were both headed in the same direction, but with different destinations, so we stopped in Hoquiam for one last lunch together.

This is the first of 4 nights before we'll get to spend more than one night in a single place.  Easier in some ways as we don't get as much stuff out, leading to less to pick-up.  However it's still tiring traveling every day.

Safe travels Zia, Cyrus, and Samira!

A little chilly some mornings at Copalis Beach.

They left me with some of their artwork, Samira's Castle City, and their ray guns most likely inspired from the "Trapped in a Video Game" book series we had been reading.

One of our last walks on the beach. A low fog almost looked like sand blowing across the beach.

Leaving Hoquiam you immediate enter Aberdeen.  I was so interested in their downtown art  "Critters," by John and Robin Gumaelius,  that I only got a picture of one of the caged mythical creatures.  Each mythical creature has a very creative story, written by Larry Bedsloe  (Critter a0rt and stories).

One of Aberdeen's mythical creature sculptures.  I would get a picture of one that I can't find any information on!  It looks like a cross between a bird and a flute playing mouse to me.  

Our camp spot tonight is courtesy of the Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie, WA.    After months we had a perfect 75° this afternoon!

Snoqualmie is known for the 268' Snoqualmie Falls.  It is one of the more popular waterfalls in Washington State with over 1.5 million visitors annually.  We are going to check that out Thurs. morning before we leave so pictures later.

The view from the casino.

A BBQ place that I would highly recommend is Buckshot Honey.  It was so good!  BBQ pork sandwich, with slaw, on a potato roll, with the sweetest cornbread on the side. It supposedly got it's name from when the owner went to visit his great aunt.  She went out to get dinner and came back several hours later with a shotgun and several squirrels.  When they sat down to eat there was a plate and a bowl.  He asked if they were having soup.  She leaned in close and said. "That's for the buckshot, honey."

Where are the Piepers now?  Snoqualmie, WA

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