We had a lovely time at Tad's Chic Dump. Here's the crew. The back row is Phil, Dennis, Teresa, Dayle. Front row is Becky, me and Gracie.
We laughed, talked and told stories until we really felt we should give up our table since there was a long, long line of people waiting.
The view was gorgeous and they had the window panes open wide. Truly open air dining. It was time to leave much too soon. The food was delicious.
We visited the church Mandy attended for years when she moved to Portland. She and Brad were married there and I always enjoy seeing Mandy's good friends and they seem to like to see us too.
At the last minute Taci was available for lunch on Sunday after church services, so we all met at Elmer's restaurant for a quick lunch before Dennis and I left town.
Gracie, Me, Teresa and Taci. Goodness! It was hard to leave these girls. Again, we laughed and talked for two hours! There is never enough time.
nting quite often. Brad took us flying around it a few years ago and even let Dennis take the controls for awhile!
Another of Mt Hood.
We had a fantastic time with these wonderful ladies and their husbands. Dennis says we can go back anytime.
A tugboat on the Columbia.
The twin smokestacks at the Steamplant Grill in downtown Spokane welcomed us home with their bright colors. An unusual sight for sure!
Sorry these last photos are out of order. I'm blogging on my phone and don't want to try to move everything!
At lunch we had small gifts for each other. Gracie knitted that beautiful washcloth. Taci gave me handmade soup, a facial scrub and hand crocheted facial scrubbies. Teresa gave the Knit Picks yarn and a gorgeous necklace and charm she made from glass blown in Venice, Italy.
A closer look at the charm andnecklace.
This is Dennis' sock that just needed the toe kichenered. It's now done and off of the needles and the second sock started.
He's a keeper. How many husbands would willingly drive 12 hours in 2 days so their wife can see her internet blogging friends? He is a sweetie and I love him and not just for that reason! Ha!
Alex will be home Thursday night and Jamie and the kids are driving over from Montana Thursday after school. We'll have two kids and two grandkids here and I can't wait. I just wish Mandy and Pioer could be here. They have commitments at home they have to attend to though. I'm sure face-time will be busy this weekend.
Have a lovely week everyone!
"I shall mount up with wings like eagles. I shall walk and not grow weary, I shall run and not be faint." Isaiah 40:32