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