I recently returned from a wonderful whirlwind trip to Washington and Oregon to visit family, and my sister, Calamity Jan Pierson, took time off to act as my chauffeur. Here’s a photo of Jan with our cousin, George Crook, and his beautiful old restored Dodge. He’s amazing. And delightful. Like all my cousins.
We spent time visiting our mother in Bellingham, our uncle, Solon Boynton, aunt, Lois Stevenson, cousin, Doug Cruea, and a basketful of fantastic friends. Then we headed for the Seattle area to spend time with Ron and Kerrie Simpson before we drove to Olympia for some quick R & R. Then we loaded the car and aimed for Hood River Oregon, where we spent several days with a number of Vorfelds: Ted, Martha, Jeff, Jody, and Kirsten Kurosu. Ted and Jeff went whitewater rafting on the White Salmon River. We rambled around, spent some time enjoying the shops and galleries in White Salmon, and had lunch with Iris Bodine. Iris creates Angels by Design, adorable silver pendants. We spent the last evening together at a lovely restored home built in 1898. The flowers were beautiful, and I was able to shoot a rhody just before we went in for dinner. And what fabulous food. On my return, I put together a little momento graphic:
The following day, we headed for our homes in Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, and Arizona. Overflowing with happy memories.