|Trish and her Aunt Jan at Busara, a Thai restaurant|
She planned to leave in time to catch the Edmonds ferry to Bainbridge Island, but it was not to be. Just a half hour or so after she drove away, I got a call that she had a flat tire about ten minutes outside of town. She drove the entire distance from the East Coast without a problem, but now we needed to find some way to get her to a place where she could buy a new tire on a Saturday night. She had already decided to go to the Bellingham Walmart, where she would be situated for a purchase in the morning (it's open on Sunday), but the tow driver suggested that the Mt. Vernon Walmart was only five miles farther, and going south, the right direction.
I drove out to where she was stranded on the highway and we spent another nice period of time together while we waited, and I just received a text message from her that she's safe and sound at the Mt. Vernon Walmart for the evening. I had planned to write a Saturday post all day long, but things kept transpiring to get in the way. Now I'm happily ensconced at home and she's safe.
|A selfie showing the eyes|
It was truly a great visit, and I hope if she decides to stay in the Pacific Northwest, that it's close enough for a visit or two. We laughed a lot. She's a very special person.
It's neat when we get to visit and know the younger relies. And then we look for resemblances and guess what? They aren't hard to find.ReplyDelete
She has a very special aunt, which gives her a heads-up in the special stakes.ReplyDelete
How wonderful for you to have some family visit you for a change!ReplyDelete
Too bad about the tire mishap, but it gave you more time together.
I have come to appreciate and cherish the role of auntie. Good for you for making time for your niece.ReplyDelete
How good to catch up with the younger members of the family and to be on hand when when needed.ReplyDelete
That's a pretty cool trait with the ring around the eye like that. I have never seen this. Like your family, our family all have a resemblance - sky blue eyes that make you take a second look when you see them.....wait for it, with the exception of me - brown/green eyes like my Dad. Nice for you to get to spend fun time with your niece and even more wonderful to share time Auntie with helping her out with the flat tire. Have a wonderful day. p.s. Did you take her on a hike?ReplyDelete
family is precious. so glad you got to spend time with her - and that she was safe with her flat!ReplyDelete
So glad to hear that the two of you had such a wonderful time, flat tire notwithstanding.ReplyDelete
Blue eyes with "eye rings." Sounds like you could be describing an exotic bird species. Exotic, yes; birds, no!
Blessings and Bar hugs to both of you!
With the bout of bad luck tho, I hope you two had a glorious, fun visit!!!ReplyDelete
And seriously...those are SOME BLUE eyes!!!
the eyes have it! that is a neat photo. :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful blue eyes! What a nice visit with your niece. I hope she decides to live there.ReplyDelete
Great photos! I'm glad you had such a nice day together. Good that everything worked out with the flat tire and you got to spend some extra time together, too. You both have pretty eyes. :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful eyes! I'm glad you had a good visit - the flat tire is a bummer; but at least it happened while she was near rather than in the middle of the country somewhere.ReplyDelete
Yes, your eyes and your neice's eyes are just the same. Lovely eyes. Quite unusual too. I'm so glad she got the tyre sorted and was on her way.ReplyDelete
Wouldn't it be great if your niece decided to stay in the area. You might even have another hiking partner. Of course being raised in Texas, cold weather might be a deterrent (but she's young and could probably adapt!).ReplyDelete
You and your niece are both gorgeous women. Certainly can see that you trace from the same genes. Glad you were able to visit and show her around your part of the world. Who knows, maybe she'll decide it's a pretty nice place to settle down.ReplyDelete
You both have beautiful eyes! I hope all went well for her to get back on the road! :)ReplyDelete
Yes, beautiful matching eyes! Hope you two are able to stay in touch.ReplyDelete
What a neat picture. You two are definitely related. How nice if she would move close to you. Hope she finds what she is looking for.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you shared your beautiful blues. A wonderful family inheritance.ReplyDelete
Beautiful blue eyes! I'm glad the two of you got to spend some time together. Flat tires can come at the worst possible time. You should have called Les Schwab, they would have come to her rescue.ReplyDelete
ps....DJ.....I LOVE your new profile image.ReplyDelete
Wow, Jan! This is just so cool! What a wonderful thing to inherit such a lovely feature. You both have beautiful Stewart eyes!ReplyDelete
My hiatus will have to continue for another week or two, but I had to drop by to see you.
The first thing I noticed with the selfie was your beautiful blue eyes.. and hers. Nice to be able to spend time with your niece. I miss mine. They're hoping to come up for a visit soonish. I hope so too.ReplyDelete