We traveled one hour north of Seattle over the weekend for a nice visit with Jim’s daughter, her husband and baby Mason.  Jim’s nephew (he’s a Marine jet fighter pilot), his wife and baby son joined us on Friday.  We all had a wonderful time!  On Saturday morning, we traveled to the Boeing plant for an hour and a half tour of the factory (no cellphones or cameras allowed of course!).  Boeing is HUGE and hold the records for size in several categories in the Guiness Book of records!  Since Jim’s daughter is an aeronautical engineer, it was very interesting to see the new plane, the 787 Dreamliner, that she has been a part of creating.  It was also neat to have a glimpse of seeing these planes from the viewpoint of a Marine jet pilot!  Altogether, a fun morning.

The macho logger tree farmer and his aeronautical engineer daughter…standing next to the huge “fin” of the Dreamliner 787.

The Boeing Museum

The gigantic “Dreamlifter” carries parts for the Dreamliner 787 from factories around the world. Amazing!

Saturday afternoon, we held a birthday celebration at the bowling alley for Mason’s dad who turned 32 on April 1st.  I honestly cannot remember the last time I bowled.  I do remember taking “bowling” as a “class” at Memphis State University several decades ago and, somewhere along the way after that, I must have bowled again.  All I can tell you is that for a grandmother who hasn’t bowled in forever, I thought a score of 111 was pretty good!

I can also tell you that I have muscles that hurt today that I didn’t even know I had!

A fun birthday party at the bowling alley on Saturday afternoon…

 

Mason’s very first time to bowl! He liked it!

Where did the ball go, Mama?

 

 

Mason and Grandpa at the Boeing plant…

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3 Responses to One busy weekend…

  • Shirley Bigham says:

    Now I would like to visit there! Awesome pictures. And, Mason is beautiful!

  • Laura says:

    Have you been to the Evergreen Air and Space Museum in McMinnville? It’s amazing. They have the Spruce Goose there, and my personal favorite plan, the SR71 Blackbird. It’s worth a visit, if you’re into that!!

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