In July we went to Crescent City, California to get together with Ryk’s family in honor of his mother, Dee, who died earlier this year. Foremost, we had a fantastic time visiting with everyone. Ryk’s nephew Scott is now grown & has his own family. Our Aunt Connie & her husband Jim joined us; Ryk hadn’t seen her in 28 years!!
We enjoyed a lot of beach time, hiked in the gorgeous Redwood forest and spread some of Dee’s ashes in the ocean, as was her wish. Though we spent over 5 days there, it ended all too soon. On the way back to Portland we stayed overnight in Eugene to visit Ryk’s high school friends Peggy and Tim, then spent a day in Portland just exploring. We had a great, great time!