Why Washington? (2017 Summer Vacation Part 1)

The Beginning of Summer Vacation, or, Why Did We Choose Washington?

Part 1 – Part 2

Oh the weather outside is actually quite nice!

We have returned from almost two weeks of total confusion.  A poor ol’ country boy who has spent many a day burning up in the gulf coast spent much of his time being cool without an air conditioner!  This was a change for me and my bunch, but the idea of trekking over 2,000 miles to vacation seems to be a tall order.

We chose the way of the bird and four hours later we landed, jet lagged and flustered from screaming demon-children that keep following us around yelling for their mother and father.  As fast as we fled, we could not shake them.  With that in mind, we made tracks for our destination:  Everett, Washington.

The reason for this particular trip was a work from many moons ago as I had discussed attending my niece’s graduation.  She would become a graduate of Everett High School (EHS), and I and my family were invited to attend.  We took them up on their offer!  A tend day visit, no hotel costs and some free gas and food to help with costs.  Friday we recovered and Saturday we went to graduation.  So, here are a couple of photos to get you started with our experience.

This is Wesley. He is the youngest of two children that have taken up a room in my home. He eats my food. His poopy diapers go into my trashcan. He has concerns going into this trip.
Smiling with her eyes closed is my beautiful, infallible wife. The child-thing in the middle is “Abby” which is short for “TerrorDemonAlpha.” She had fun, up until the plane took off. Then, for four hours, she and Wesley took turns seeing who would cause me to have a heart attack. FUN TIMES!
If you are a sane person, you may be thinking “Awww, so cute! They are playing!” If you panic easily, you’re probably sweating at the prospect of two toddlers rolling down two flights of stairs. This is the house we stayed at. To get anywhere in the house, you had to either go upstairs or downstairs. The kids did better than me, because I still ache from climbing them 70,000 times. I got sexy thighs now!
Here are like 300 students graduation from EHS. My niece is down their somewhere. Suprisingly, the ceremony was very short. Interestingly enough, we could buy popcorn and drinks and I was thinking, wow, these would have been nice at all those boring graduations I’ve seen back home!
Hailey is now a graduate. She’s growed up. Now she gets to experience the real world. And her father is now free of her dependence! I’m a proud uncle. The lady to the right? She is the mother of my brother-from-another mother.

At the moment, I have decided that I am going to ease back into the Just Chill Here writing space with shorter articles.  Following my not-so-recent and semi-successful photo formatted stories about last year’s flooding, I have decided to do more work like that.  I have many photos to share of our trip to Washington and stories to tell.

Once I have warmed up to this colossal project I began so long ago, I will begin making better efforts to do something with the page.  Until next time, I’ll see you soon!

Part 1 – Part 2

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