Monday, August 1, 2016

A Golden Anniversary and Vacation

My loving parents decided that the best way to celebrate a major milestone in their lives was with the gift of time together as a family. This was definitely a gift for all of us, too! We spent a week in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Washington in a stunning home on Lake Kachess, all 11 of we Morlans/Needhams/Seymours. What a crew! Sadly, never got a picture of all of us, but we did get some photos that capture the week.

 Lake Kachess, so beautiful and quiet.
 On the "easy and beautiful" hike to Franklin Falls.
The highlight of our mountain home: the deck. Pictures could never do justice to its incredible sweeping views of the mountains and lake - and the fly-bys we witnessed from the Navy jets!
 Lunch in the charming town of Roslyn, WA.

 Salmon La Sac!!
Nicki, Clare and Danny braved the rope swing into the pond by the house. It took Clare a while to work up the nerve to do it, but she knew she'd never forgive herself for not trying!
With Laura back at the house with Grammy and Grampy, we ventured on a more strenuous hike to Mirror Lake, which turned out to be just gorgeous. This was "bonus" scenery just beyond the lake, and really took our breath away.
We rented a boat on Lake Cle Elum one day, as well as a jet ski, which EVERYONE enjoyed, including the happy couple (below)!

 Laura absolutely LOVED the hammock.
The Fab Five enjoyed s'mores a few of the nights.
All in all, a beautiful setting for the very special occasion of 50 years together!

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