The Starbed whisks Emily and Elena north, past Mt. Rainier, to Washington State.
Dad with Elena on the shore of the Columbia River, very near where I spent my teens.
Elena loved swimming in the Columbia...
The kids' cousin Kyle stopped by while we were splashing around in the river.
My niece's son Neilvonte.
Kristen's daughter Savannah - a real beauty.
Savannah and Neilvonte.
Here we all are - Dad, Neilvonte, me, my niece (Ann's daughter) Kristen, and Savannah.
These are my old buddy Paul's two oldest - Catherine and Brian.
And here is Paul with his youngest, Daniel
Paul with his lovely wife Marie.
My college roommate, John Vetrano, with his friend.
Pike Place Market, in Seattle.
We were reunited with Emily (post-cruise), and with my Dear Aunt Carole.
Emily and Elena near Pike's Place - do you see the (live) parrot, curled upside down on Emily's hand??
My stepbrother Eric's family: daughter Eric, wife Tracie, daughter Katie, Eric himself, and son Kyle.
Emily eating her favoritee food in the world - blackberries (just picked) with Jolene, Eric Boget's daughter.
Here is Emily with a cool wave sculpture in Seattle (Ballard Locks).
And longtime (from high-school) buddy Eric Boget with his eldest daughter Jolene.
Aunt Carole with Elena, in Seattle.
Eric with his wife Jennie, in their home in Seattle.
The Starbed whisks Emily and Elena to Summerland, our favorite meadow at the base of Mt. Rainier - dead ahead.
A lot of backlighting, but one of my favorite pictures of the girls, at Summerland.
Visitors on the trail to Summerland.
The girls and I, at Summerland. One of the happiest days of my life.
O love this one of Dad and Emily, on the way home from Summerland.