Up early and hit the road by 7:30 am to make it through Portland before it got too busy. We had a 4 1/2 hour drive ahead of us to get to Ray's sister's place in Tacoma, our destination for our overnight stay. Traffic was crazy just before Portland for no apparent reason again. There were 2 accidents as well. Took us a little longer but fortunately we made it by our scheduled meet time of 1:30 pm.
Had a great visit with Judy and Milt. Dinner was yummy lasagna and lots of wine was consummed! We said our goodbyes at 9 pm and went straight to bed as it had been a hard day for Ray driving. Up early at 6:30, once dressed and the coach prepared for leaving, we went in for a quick breakfast and were on the road by 8:20 am. Thanks guys for a great dinner and visit.
March 19th - Tulalip Casino, Marysville, WA
Ray and I left early as we wanted to get through Seattle before the Sunday drivers came out and we did it! We only had about and hour and a half's drive to the Casino. At 11 a.m we went out for lunch at The Ram, a brewery restaurant across from the Oulet Mall. They have great beer and food.
Back to the coach for the afternoon for Ray to rest up for this evening. We are going to Ray's cousin's house in Lynwood for dinner with them, his aunt and other cousins who live across the street.
After a relaxing afternoon we were off to Nikki and Mikes' for dinner. A traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage. Yummm. Thanks guys. It was nice to have a short visit with Val and Katie as well before Val left for work and Katie went back home.
|Happy Birthday Katie, Love from Auntie Irene|
|Mike, Nicole, Aunt Mary and Deb|
Monday, March 20th,
This is a rest day for Ray before we make the jaunt across the border back into BC tomorrow. My chores will be to finish up making a marinara sauce to freeze to use up all of my fresh vegetables before going back to BC and boiling eggs. I hate throwing out food. Left some stuff at Ray's sisters and gave some to Nikki so the crispers are now empty. Nikki and Mike are the recipients every year of any extra alcohol we need to dispose of before crossing. They sure do not mind having us for dinner! lol Looking forward to being back in BC tomorrow to see my Dad and Ray's mom.