Yesterday was such a breath of fresh air. Lew and I participated in the TCF
WA area meetup. It was supposed to be the WA/OR meetup, however no one from Oregon showed up =(. Oh well, they missed out on some spectacular company.
We travelled to Cape Disappointment
. Kirsten was gracious enough to drive, and I'm very impressed with Penny
, especially since she recently recovered from abuse by a mechanic.
Besides the four of us, we were joined by Max, another TCFer, and a mystery guest. This guest gave us permission to reveal identities and all that, but it's much more delicious to leave things at this level: this particular guest was not only marvelous, witty and fun to be around, this guest brought some grubbin' treats.
I think it's fair to say that fun was had by all, and the day melted away as we conversed and shared a bit about ourselves. We couldn't have asked for better weather, except for the wind. Each of us took turns running after errant napkins, plates and various lids.
After the meetup, Kirsten, Gospazha, Lew and I walked down to Waikiki Beach and put our toes in the surf. Then we headed up to one of the lighthouses and took the tour. It cost one FRN, but was worth it. We took the stairs all the way up to the revolving light, and heard the tragic stories of the lightkeepers of yesteryear.
On the way home, Kirsten played the B-52s
. It's a rule in her car that when Love Shack
comes on, everyone sings. It turns out that Lew does a terrific impersonation o
f Fred Schneider. I didn't know all the lyrics, but knew enough to sing back up to Kirsten's Kate Pierson.
Gospazha refused to comply, but I saw her smile a few times as we sang.
Thanks for the magnificent day, Kirsten, Gospazha, Max and Mystery Guest.