Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Pacific Northwest Adventure

Okay, so we in the May clan are definitely optimists.  The proof -- we decided to fly, that's right, fly on a plane during the busiest travel season of the year, the week after Christmas.  Our destination was the May estate in Vancouver, Washington.  But it proved a little tough to get there.  After arriving at the airport in the morning, boarding and deplaning twice (with hour-long stretches sitting in the plane between), and waiting around for nearly seven hours, we received the news that our flight was cancelled.  Optimism tested.

Luckily Caroline, Afton and Cheryll were able to make it to Vancouver VERY late that night.  And luckily we were able to repeat our performance the next day, sans delays or cancellation and with a brief and not entirely unpleasant stop in Seattle.  We convinced the kids (all of whom behaved admirably) that Monday had just be a rehearsal for the actual trip and boy were they overjoyed to finally arrive at the cousins' house!

We had a great trip -- lots of cousin play time, eating, visiting, freezing excursions to gorgeous sites, and more eating.  I'll post more about that later, but I had to share this link to this New Year's song that Uncle Tim composed with a lot of help from all of the cousins and adults.  Get ready Bilboard Charts, here comes your latest hit: