Isn't this picture amazing!? The "Dorks" went on the bridge too ~ I can't wait to see those shots! Mandy promises that they're taking lots of pictures.
Today Katie and one more friend are heading for the west coast to meet up with Mandy's group. They're flying stand-by and it will probably take them all day to get to Portland (from Maryland) ~ so they won't join the group until Sunday morning. They'll be meeting them here.
On May 18th, 1980 the eruption of Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state disrupted the lives of thousands and changed more than 200 square miles of rich forest into a grey, lifeless landscape. Now, more than twenty-six years later, the land around the mountain is slowly healing. Find out more here.
Besides Mount St. Helens, I know there are restaurants to visits, an old friend to see, and a really big bookstore they all want to check out. There's also a CUPCAKE store that is very high on their to-do list! Plus the antique mall they can't wait to go to...well, actually I mentioned that I would really like them to go to it and they seemed interested so hopefully they'll have time to check it out. There's a used book section inside so hopefully that will entice them! It's called Monticello Antique Marketplace.
I just read that Kathy will be opening her own shop ~ they'll "be filling the historical house to the brim with Antiques , home and garden decor, and various other treasures. We are also adding a coffee bistro and will cater to all customers whether it be High Tea or Mochas..." So now I have another reason to visit Oregon! Woo Hoo!
I'll be having fun while they're gone too! Miss Charlotte is here - and she's staying with me until Monday morning! She's sleeping right now (after all it is after 1am) because she needs to rest up for all the fun we'll be having. We're going to sing and dance and blow bubbles. There'll be a little shopping to do and bath time and some reading. There's even a wedding I hope we can attend! Cousin Penelope will be getting back from Texas late tonight and Uncle Joe and Elijah will be coming to visit on on Sunday ~ maybe there will be time for a dip in the pool then!
We're definitely going out to lunch today ~ but as much as she likes radishes ~ I think we'll be getting something else!
Monday morning her Daddy (he's got some work to do today and a special soccer game to go to tomorrow) will pick her up and I'll head off to work.....for a little rest!