We are home again after ten busy, fun-filled days in the Midwest. The trees this year have been just beautiful everywhere we've gone, and especially so at Sylvan Lake where Jill and Michael live. For most of the time we were there the weather was pleasant and fallish. (These orange trees are for Rian!)
One afternoon we all went to the Botanical Gardens, mainly to see their model train exhibit which would soon close for the season. David loves any and all trains, and we enjoyed this exhibit too, as it recreates some well known tourist spots, including a few from Washington State. Incidentally, all the train scenery is constructed of living materials.
Pike Place Market
The chrysanthemums at the gardens were abundant and spectacular! I've never seen them used in such profusion as they are all throughout the Chicago area.
The highlight of our visit though was the time spent with our grandchildren, just many precious moments to store atill the next time we see them. We are both very grateful to Jill and Michael for always making us feel so welcome. The days flew by, and here we are doing our usual unpacking routine and savoring our memories.
Miss Blue Eyes