Last Thursday, we got to spend the whole day with our "Adopted Big Kid" Kati. She was home from Texas for Christmas Vacation, and we were excited to go somewhere and PLAY for the day. Originally, we had hoped for a trip to the mountain to play in the snow, but the weather just wasn't conducive to that. So, we headed North, instead. North ... 5 miles ... to Canada. (We actually drove an hour to Vancouver, B.C., but we only live 5 miles from the Canadian border.)
Kati came over about 10:00 am, and we had a late breakfast of Waffles with Strawberries & Whipped Cream (one of our favorite breakfasts, if you've noticed mention of it a few times recently). After breakfast, we packed a basket of snacks, found our passports and birth certificates (required to cross the border), and loaded up the Excursion. Off to the BIG City we headed.
Just after heading out, it started to rain. We were hoping to spend some time at Stanley Park, but began to revise our plans as we drove and it rained and we drove and it rained. Calls were made to the Science Center to confirm that we could use our Seattle Science Center family membership cards for entrance. Confirmed. New plan made.
Then ... just as we entered the City ... it stopped raining. Off to the park we headed, and a WONDERFUL afternoon we had ... walking on the boardwalk ... playing in the sand ... laughing ... running ... chatting ...