As part of my Mother's Day celebration our oldest invited The Inspector and me to come along on his father/daughters outing. Our older granddaughter had told her dad she wanted to go exploring. With that thought in mind, we all headed up to Deception Pass on Whidbey, an island which is about 60-90 minutes north of us. We crossed Deception Bridge which connects the island to the mainland, and then stopped by the shore at Deception Park The girls had a great time walking the trail, climbing over driftwood and throwing rocks in the water.
When it was time to move on, our next stop was to see the old batteries at Fort Ebey. Built in 1942, these were part of the old World War II coastal defense system that have since been turned into state parks.
The battery guns looked out over the inlet from this bluff.
From the water side it would have been difficult for any passing ships to detect the bunkers and batteries which were well hidden behind that mound..
Everyone was excited to explore the underground bunkers with their flashlights.
By now the girls were starting to tire, so our last stop was to take a short walk through the little waterfront town of Coupeville. Even though it is the government seat for Island County it still retains its small town charm.
It was a fun but tiring day and it was time to head home for a late lunch and to rest up for Sunday.
After church on Mother's Day the whole family came together to celebrate all the moms in the family.
My mother was with us too. As matriarch of the family she has welcomed four children, twelve grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren into the world so far!
My family showered me with flowers!
None of the men in the family are much on cooking so it was up to little Kora to plan the meal!
We also celebrated our daughter's birthday. Ava decorated a special cup for her auntie!.
All in all it was a very special weekend filled with all the blessings of family joined together in love and creating memories for the heart. May the Lord richly bless your families wherever they may be.