I am back home in Vancouver, WA for the weekend. I love driving across the Columbia River on the I-205 bridge from the Portland airport and seeing all the wonderful trees and the river as we enter Vancouver--I love it every time.
I haven't been home since February, but this time I feel strangely old: one of my sisters has graduated and is leaving for UW in the fall, and one of my sisters can drive now. And the trunk of the tree (that I used to climb) next to our old playhouse is huge: when did that happen? I know, I'm getting a little nostalgic. Yesterday we went for a Sunday drive down Evergreen Highway and out to Lacamas Lake in Camas.
Then we walked around the lake and out to the swimming hole.
I just love the Northwest. I even loved driving through familiar neighborhoods and seeing street signs like Talton and Bella Vista. Best of all, I don't have to work until Wednesday.