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Funny Things Happened On My Way To Alaska



I traveled from home (my Maggie cave) in Westport, WA to Centralia, WA on August 6th (Happy Birthday, Gwen!). I had another wonderful sleepover with my 3 little grands and 2 step-grands.They ate dinner on the mini picnic table and splashed in the wading pool. I was a nail polish whiz; everyone got purple toe and fingernails with sparkles on top.

Daughter Sara made hand-picked blackberry pies, so we had pie and ice cream and whipped cream and popcorn…well you get the idea. I sent Sara and Caleb to the movies, while the 5 little ones and I cozied up on the couch and futon in front of the big screen T.V. to watch movies until nearly midnight!

The next afternoon, I picked son Jon (Happy 25th on the 8th!) up from his job and we stopped in the nursing home to see Uncle Smitty. He got a slice of Sara’s pie as a bonus 🙂 We took more pie to Uncle Jim and Pam and had a quick visit and a few hugs. I also had a quick visit with Aunt Judee at her antique shop.

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It was a busy day-and-a-half in Centralia, then I was off to Sea-Tac airport for my late flight to Anchorage on the 7th.

It was incredible watching the last bit of color of the sunset to the north and the moon glow off the tops of the clouds and the water below, to the south (from my window seat in the airplane). Aside from flying over the glaciers on my way to Homer a few years ago, this was the most beautiful flight I’ve been on.

My parents picked me up from the airport and we caught up on the latest news until about 3 in the morning! They are night owls too.

Hope all is well with you and yours. I’ll be back with more soon.

Take Care,



Author: Patti Singleton

Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the desert, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy.

14 thoughts on “Funny Things Happened On My Way To Alaska

  1. Loved the nature shots but those sweet grands stole my heart.

  2. The kids all look like they are enjoying each other, and Grani, and having fun. What joy!

  3. Your heart must ache with joy every time you’re with those beautiful children! And I can see how much they love you 🙂

  4. When I meet you someday, will you paint my toenails purple and help me sprinkle them with glitter? I thought you’d say yes. I loved every scene of this, including that blackberry pie–deep, deep purple filling with golden crust.

    • Of course, I will, Elaine! Some of those nails were so teeny-tiny that I could barely see them. The pie was sooo good and that much better because Sara and her little family picked them 🙂

  5. Lovely snaps Patti, special summer memories.

  6. Such little cuties. Sounds like a fun loving time! 🙂

  7. Those little ones are so cute. I can imagine the fun they had and love they felt with all the interaction with family members.

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