,What a great birthday party. There must have been a dozen kids running in and out of the house, the hot tub and throwing water balloons at each other. Meanwhile, Mark was making homemade wood fired pizza in his outdoor pizza oven. Kelly and Sandy were entertaining the adults with far-fetched stories from yesteryear. Good time had by all.
Our friends, Scott and Emily brought their children, Colson and Teddy to the party to enjoy pizza, cake and ice cream. Then, they headed for the Guemes Ferry while we stayed on in Anacortes for the night to continue partying until late, late at night…. I think it was 8:30pm before I got to bed.
Saturday Teo, Rumi, Seba, Kelly, Mark and Kris drove to Seattle to continue the birthday celebration. They visited the Aviation Museum and enjoyed the Marriott pool.
Sienna, Colson, and Teddy created a hoola-hoop art masterpiece while we waited for food at the Guemes store. Sienna spent the day with us enjoying the day at the beach, flying kites, building forts, walking on logs and finding special rocks.
Sandy made an awesome pulled-pork diner for the Haight’s and ourselves before we headed back to Anacortes for the night.
Tuesday was a memorable day fro two reasons. I shot a two over par 36 at the Overlook Golf course with seven pars and two bogeys for the nine holes played AND the Ravens game was awesome—Teo and Seba got back-to-back hits for the first time all season. There were BIG SMILES and cheers all over the field. FINALLY.
Wednesday Sandy and stayed on Guemes Island for only the third time since April 1st when we arrived. After watching the Cardinals loose to Milwaukee 3-2 we had to pick up my disappointment by traveling to parts of the Island we had never explored before. We found a deeply forested area called Square Harbor located 2200 feet above sea level with a spectacular view over the ocean of Mount Baker.
Thursday, Sandy and Kelly had a “spa” day while I enjoyed 18 holes at Swinomish. I played the course quickly, shot an 85, allowing for more than two mulligans. The Ravens wrapped up the season followed by ice cream cones for all players and family. Even though few of our players were as interested in baseball as their coaches it was a FUN season. I’m happy to have been able to do it. It was a family adventure. The picture is me, acting as a bear trap…..I had three little bears to catch that day.