Christmas in Washington

With all the holiday happenings, we haven’t kept the blog up to date, so here’s a quick summary of the last several days.

Monday – We picked up David and headed to a hotel in Atlanta near the airport. We paid $10 extra for our room and got the park and fly plan. We can leave the truck in the hotel lot free for up to 7 days, and $13 a day after that. Dinner in the hotel restaurant was good, too. We were on the 12th floor with a good view of the airport and downtown Atlanta in the distance.

Atlanta in the distance

Atlanta in the distance

Tuesday – We were up early to catch the airport shuttle from the hotel to the airport. We had an 8:15 AM flight going out, so we were downstairs around 6:30 to wait for the next shuttle. Even though the airport was busy, we got through security pretty quickly and were at our gate in plenty of time. The flight went smooth, though we had a late start.

Mt. Ranier

Mt. Ranier

Once on the ground, we drove to Elizabeth and Cole’s house in Cole’s car that he left at the airport for us. We got there in time to see some of the family they were entertaining. Later in the evening, we got dressed up and went to Cole’s parents’ house for a get-together with family.

Wednesday – We opened gifts, though the grandchildren got the majority of the gifts. We surprised our son David by letting him know he is going to Disney World with us right after we get back from Seattle, so we will have three of us traveling to Orlando, then on to Tampa for the RV show there.

Christmas aftermath

Christmas aftermath

There were a few gifts for the grown-ups, though.

Elizabeth with her new weapon

Elizabeth with her new weapon

On Wednesday evening, we all headed to Cole’s family’s house again for Christmas dinner and gift exchange. It is always a fun and noisy time. A great way to spend Christmas evening.

Scarlet with Nana

Scarlet with Nana

Thursday – The day after Christmas was a more relaxing day. We sat around the house and played with toys. Malcolm, Cole and Violet went shopping at Home Depot, Costco and the boat shop.

Scarlet eating breakfast

Scarlet eating lunch

Friday – We had waffles for breakfast, played with toys, organized the house a bit, then headed to Trackside Pizza for lunch. After lunch, the girls went to the library and the boys wandered through a store before heading back for nap time.


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