Monday, July 28, 2008
Lazin' in Longview
On Saturday we went to Longview, WA to visit some friends. Justin's friend Chris, his wife Shirley, and their 9-month old, Dominic (you might remember him as Ramona's valentine) recently moved to Longview, and are now in driving distance from us. Justin's and Chris' friend Kristian was there visiting from New Mexico, so we decided it was the perfect time to make the drive. Jason, Andrea and 5 month old Liam caravaned with us from Seattle, and we had a great time together in Longview. Kristian and Chris had BBQ'd ribs, and salmon, and made many wonderful sides that were ready for us when we arrived. So, we just hung out with the three babies, ate fantastic food, and caught up. We decided it is something we're going to have to do every year, it was such a good time. There is something to say for people that you can always have a good time with. I'm already looking forward to next year (or maybe planning a get together sooner).
On Sunday we went to the Ballard Seafoodfest, and had some amazing smoked salmon. That festival is just another reason why we want to stay in Ballard. It has such a great feeling to it, and it is fantastic that we can just walk down to it. After we went to Seafoodfest, we went all the way to Seward Park for our friends' Tour De France party. There was amazing French food that our friends' Verena and Mike made from scratch. They worked so hard, and the food was to die for. Ramona had fun until she completely fell apart, then fell asleep on Justin's shoulder on the walk to the car.