Ahhh….Dinner On The Patio….Twice!

Posted by on April 28, 2013

On Friday we did more Munzee hunting, which took us down to the River front and we enjoyed some gorgeous views of the river from the nicely paved path that runs along it.

Capping a Munzee!

Capping a Munzee!

Gorgeous view of the Columbia river and the bridge that separates Vancouver, WA from Portland, OR

Gorgeous view of the Columbia river and the bridge that separates Vancouver, WA from Portland, OR

Deploying a Munzee along the Columbia River

Deploying a Munzee along the Columbia River

Iichee, daughter of Chief Comcomly, looks out over the river

Iichee, daughter of Chief Comcomly, looks out over the river

We met Zack, Kelsea, Paityn & Cameron at Hudson’s Bay High School where Zack umped a softball game and the rest of us watched the game and enjoyed the beautiful day!

Zack umping out in the field

Zack umping out in the field

When the game ended we went back to the nearby Riverfront to have dinner at Beaches.  We had about a 30 minute wait but ended up with an outside table overlooking the river.  Michael and I both ordered the Fish & Chips, Kelsea tried the Seafood Fettucine and Zack went with the waiters recommendation of Pork Shanks.  We all enjoyed our meals very much.  The scenery and company were an added bonus!

Beaches

Beaches

The view from our table.  Paityn loved the boats.

The view from our table. Paityn loved the boats.

Half of my blessings...

Half of my blessings…

Pork Shanks

Pork Shanks

Seafood fettucine

Seafood fettucine

Fish & Chips

Fish & Chips

We topped the night off with a beautiful sunset

We topped the day off with a beautiful sunset

On Saturday we went over to Zack & Kelsea’s for dinner.  Zack grilled a ‘Beer Can Chicken’, which was very yummy!  Before Zack got home (he’d been umping) the rest of us went on a walk around the neighborhood to cap a bunch of Munzee’s that Zack had deployed.  Paityn rode her bike…which can also be pushed from behind.  Papaw helped her learn to peddle and after a while she wouldn’t let anyone ‘help’ her anymore as she wanted to do it all by herself!  After dinner we watched ‘Django‘, which was VERY good…however very long…we didn’t get home until almost midnight!

Beer Can Chicken (except he used a can of coke today!)

Beer Can Chicken (except he used a can of coke today!)

Newly accomplished tricycle rider!

Newly accomplished tricycle rider!

Today we attended mass at St. Joseph’s, down near the river.  The church and grounds were very pretty and when we went inside it was just as pretty.  Almost like being inside a pyramid with 2 sides being all windows and the pews angled toward the center wall.  Hard to describe…but trust me…very pretty.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

The priest was a retired priest that was lending a hand and we both really like him.  He was quick to joke but also had a solid, firm voice.  We were treated to a youth choir doing all the singing and they did a fantastic job!  We also had the opportunity to witness 5 young men receive their first communion.  It was a really nice mass and we both really enjoyed it and would definitely go back as we both felt very comfortable there…which is very important to us.

After church we stopped at Safeway to pick up some groceries and then headed home to have dinner.  Michael grilled the last of our Opa’s (sausages we bought while in Fredericksburg, TX) and we had dinner our on the patio while watching TV.  It’s been a LONG time since we were able to have dinner on the patio and we can’t wait to do it more often!

Enjoying life on the patio

Enjoying life on the patio

I must also confess that on our way to Safeway we detoured to find 2 Munzee’s.  The first took us to the Old City Cemetery (one of the oldest in Washington).  It’s quite small and could be a very peaceful place…but when we were there, there were 3 people just hanging out drinking and smoking on the edge of the cemetery (but still inside) and one of the guys was extremely loud and obnoxious.   I found it sad to have absolutely NO respect for those laid to rest in the cemetery.  It was also unfortunate that we were never able to find the Munzee, even after spending close to 1/2 and hour searching and listening to the obnoxious dude ‘beller’.

Old City Cemetery

Old City Cemetery

Lots of very old tombstones here

Lots of very old tombstones here

A native of county Tipperary Ireland

A native of county Tipperary Ireland

Here rests a woodman of the world

Here rests a woodman of the world

The second Munzee took us to a residential area and plopped us right in front of someone’s home where it seemed the Munzee was in there yard.  We looked for quite some time (Michael even knocked on their door to get permission to look, but no one answered) before we hopped in the truck to leave.  Micheal decided to try one more thing and backed up to the house again.  I waited in the truck as I refused to pounce around in someone’s yard.  Michael’s hunch paid off and he found the Munzee inside a Geocache in the people’s yard!  We also ‘dabble’ in Geocaching so we signed the log and dropped of a Travel Bug we’d been carrying with us since last May that we were given in southern Tennessee!

Michael venturing into the yard in search of a Munzee

Michael venturing into the yard in search of a Munzee

Aha!  He was so excited when he found this one...he may even have done a little jig!

Aha! He was so excited when he found this one…he may even have done a little jig! 

When we got home I logged the Geocache and found that the owners and neighbors know about the Geocache and welcome Geocachers & Munzers!

2 Responses to Ahhh….Dinner On The Patio….Twice!

  1. Sally Evans

    Pretty cool! U guys have absolutely captured munzee fever! Love the purple tree in the yard!

    • Kelly

      Ha! If you think we’ve got Munzee fever you should see our son!

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