What official holiday has its own flower (the forget-me-not)
and its own song ("A Song for Grandma and Grandpa" by Johnny Prill)?
Ah, I guess I kind of gave it away with that last question....
Well this past Sunday was
OUR THEIR a special day for ALL of us-
We spent time at a favorite lake feeding the locals..
I wonder if any of these ducks have grand-ducklings?
Talking together under the shade of a tree...
Swinging on an old fashioned grandparent type swing set.
(Brings back good memories...)
Then we traveled down to the creek where SOME of us took selfies
and OTHERS of us took photos of the ones taking selfies:)
(you got to love a 'captive' audience)
A few of our party braved the wading pool there and had a LOT of fun!
The wading pool is right next to the creek that they (temporarily) dam
up each year during the summer months.
Voila! A big pool for locals and visitors too.
Pretty neat huh?
Then we went down the lovely road and under this VERY damaged trestle to nowhere.
Quite the drop off yes?
You won't find me up there!
And up this hillside...
which overlooks some of our gorgeous coast range!
There some of us ran around,
some of us laid on the quilt
and others of us walked around taking pictures:)
Was it easy to guess who did the running around?
Autumn in summer--
you got to love it
(I know I do)!
And what makes it even better?
Well Grandparents Day of course!
Of course ANY day with ANY of our five grandkids is a GREAT day for us!
Official Grandparents Day song at You Tube
(might need Kleenex on this one)
About the trail that goes through here plus some history and geology of this area
Obviously we've never walked across Tophill,
the former railroad trestle pictured above which partially burned in the mid 1980's,
but I have been across the Buxton trestle.
Here is my post on the Buxton Trestle which is quite safe, family friendly and very pretty:
And last, but not least, Vernonia parks:
And a great photo of "Dewey Pool" from a different angle: