Sunday, April 28, 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019, WA

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! 71 years on this planet and I don’t have a thing to complain about. Life is good!

We didn’t have much on the calendar for the day other than to meet up with Rod and Bertha, a couple who were our next door neighbors at Shiprock RV for the winter. They live nearby, so it made sense to meet up with them and this was the day that worked for all of us. We met at the Skagit River Brewery in downtown Mt. Vernon after an hour-long drive to get the 43 miles in I-5 (bumper-to-bumper for half of the distance). We learned that the wait was an hour long, so we walked to Pacioni’s Pizza and were all quite happy with our choice.  The staff was friendly, prices reasonable, and Tom and I chose the lunch special of soup and 1/2 panini sandwich. He had a glass of wine and I had a local Pilsner beer. And then we ordered dessert - brownie ala mode to share and that was free since it was my birthday.  Yum!

We had a great time sharing mostly travel stories and learned about some interesting things to see in the area where we are headed next. All of this talk kept us sitting at the table for 2-hours and it as a very nice time.