By Friday, we’d made it to Pasco, Washington. The good, old Tri-Cities. Colin’s cousin Shay was to be married that Saturday, so we used that opportunity to stay with Dave, Christy, and Anika. (When we get the legal clearance, I’m posting the ADORABLE picture of Anika and Madeline wearing matching dresses!)
These friends are fantastic and always up for fun and games. Games that might even include seeking and destroying large amounts of wasp hives hanging from their eaves. Yes, when Dave and Colin get together there’s no telling what mischief they’ll conjure in the name of home owner’s maintenance. (We told them that it was a good thing they weren’t in Scout Camp together or they would have been kicked out for sure.) Armed with bug spray guaranteed to shoot up to 25 feet, they ran around the backyard with scopes and flashlights, firing away.
We also spent time at the water park down by the Colombia River. Such a great place to play when temperatures reach 100 degrees nearly every summer day.
And not to displace Noggin and Ashi, but Warren remembered how much he loved Nyla. Such a sweet, patient dog.
But the best part of this particular stop: Maddie suddenly over came her aversion to other people holding her. It was like magic! As soon as we walked in the door, Christy held her and *poof* no more tears. She remained like that the whole rest of the trip.
Thanks, Dave, Christy, and Ani for letting us play with you! As always, we wish it could have been longer…