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Spring break

 

Mom and Dad always took us for vacations on Spring break and also in the summer. Mom would plan out our route on her paper map and talk about each stop, packing a cooler with favorite sandwiches, treats and drinks. Anne and I sat in the back asking when when when would we be there. There were so many special times over the years that they have all melded together into one warm feeling of comfort. This is something that I want my kids to experience and I hope somehow we are creating that now.

This week is Spring break! We left last Friday to see Yusuf and Alicia. We have not seen them since Thanksgiving so it always seems too long over the winter but still I know I am very fortunate to be so close!

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Our road trip to Seattle was a beautiful blue sky kind of day making farmland, mountains and fields even more vivid.

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We arrived Friday evening to Clementine barking at the window!

Saturday Yusuf and Alicia took us to one of the locked room experiences which was more fun than I had imagined. When we went home he whipped up a crock pot meal of pasta while the kids played games with Alicia and Clementine posed for pictures.

Sunday we stopped at a favorite bakery on our way to Pike Place market where Yusuf treated us to breakfast. Alicia stayed home to garden and get ready for the work week ahead.

We took pictures near the water and then walked around looking at fresh produce, seafood and flowers.

After a few hours it was time to leave downtown Seattle and we made our way home, first stopping to purchase some authentic pita bread that the kids require for morning eggs. We then sat down while we waited for a takeaway order of cheese, zatar and lebani breads.

At home the kids played games with Alicia and Yusuf introduced me to a series he has watched and the night came to a close. You might see a theme here that Alicia and the kids love to play games together, unfortunately we did not get any pictures!

It was a wonderful trip and more gorgeous scenery on the way home!

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  1. Nice to know and clementine is a beautiful name

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    March 14, 2018
  2. Looks like a great weekend!

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    March 14, 2018
  3. What a great trip of happy memories! I also have the many happy vacation memories of childhood.

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    March 14, 2018
  4. Terrific post, Lyn. I loved seeing the old photos. Hugs.

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    March 14, 2018
  5. I’m sure you have created many beautiful memories for your children too, Lynn.
    Leslie ❤

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    March 14, 2018
  6. Thank you for sharing your special time with us. Clementine is still such a gorgeous beauty. I really want to give her a big gentle hug. xxx

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    March 14, 2018
  7. Awesome scenery and wonderful memories! (We all love to play games, too!) 🙂

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    March 14, 2018
  8. Looks like a wonderful trip! Such beautiful pictures. I love Seattle, so pretty! Take care, Lynn! Jenny xx

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    March 14, 2018
  9. Lynz, So glad you are having a wonderful time on family outings like you fondly remembered when you were a child. Those moments are worth cheerishing. Keep going!

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    March 14, 2018
  10. Wonderful to carry on traditions which we cherish even when we are adults. I am enjoying my spring break from teaching with my husband. When I was growing up and we owned a business, there wasn’t any time for a spring break but we enjoyed our farm house in the Catskills and shopping…maybe a day trip to Manhattan on the bus! Mike and I enjoyed a lovely lunch at a tea room in the country and just enjoying the time, having time to read and not rush when shopping or to exercise or walk leisurely is lovely. Enjoy, it is almost over!

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    March 14, 2018
  11. Beautiful sky! You all look so relaxed and happy, pleased you had such a relaxing trip 🌷

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    March 14, 2018
  12. This is wonderful to see how happy you are together and how many wonderful memories you are all creating constantly. I think there is barely a bigger joy, happiness, and contentment than creating memories with and for the kids!

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    March 14, 2018
  13. You and your children make me happy.

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    March 14, 2018
  14. Carmen #

    Nice doggie name! 🙂 Looks like a good time was had by all, Lynn! Nice to see you smiling! That scenery is lovely.

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    March 14, 2018
  15. You have done so well with your kids – it won’t stop now

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    March 15, 2018
  16. You have a beautiful family, Lynn, and I love your short haircut.

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    March 15, 2018
  17. What a great chance to spend time with your family – and you know I love the pictures of Clementine!

    I haven’t tried one of those escape rooms – everyone loves them, but I just can’t bring myself to try one.

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    March 15, 2018
  18. What a lovely, fun trip! xoxoxo

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    March 15, 2018
  19. From reading about all your trips and visits with your children and grandchildren I have no doubt you are making memories. Great pictures. too.

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    March 15, 2018
  20. Oh I miss Baladi bread! I have a happy memory of going to the seaside with my Nana and Mum. We always had eggs sandwiches which got crunchy from the sand. LOL! What a beautiful family you have, a perfect mix of east and west.

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    March 15, 2018
  21. What a great time!

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    March 15, 2018
  22. Nice photos Lynn.

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    March 17, 2018
  23. And not a spot of rain….your weekend looked like nothing but fun and how wonderful to share with the kids….xx

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    March 17, 2018
  24. Sounds like you guys had such a lovely time in Seattle. We had been to Seattle in December and had so much fun!

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    March 17, 2018
  25. Yeah!! 😀😀 What a wonderful time for you all and the scenery is a treat! Breathtaking! And I love the look of Clementine (great name! ).

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    March 18, 2018
  26. A lovely time with family, Lynn. I’m glad you’re reviving traditions that you loved. Happy Spring!

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    March 20, 2018
  27. Reblogged this on SEO.

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    April 16, 2018

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