Memories are Made of This

My offspring have flown off, Kat back to South Korea and Gep to California to camp with some friends before he returns to Oman, and I am enjoying the memories we made this summer.

Beginning the day at Pioneer Square, where there is a Starbucks,

many hanging baskets of beautiful flowers,

and a man permanently hailing a taxi

who needed a partner, Kat said.

Later, heading towards the waterfront, a scene that is common on the streets of Portland.

To the Brew Fest, where there were flags of many colors,


and, small world that it is, some of Gep’s fellow teachers from Oman.

Another day of making memories. A day of enough.

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I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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13 Responses to Memories are Made of This

  1. ghostmmnc says:

    Looks like everyone had a wonderful day!

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  2. Your kids seem like such fun traveling companions. I can’t believe Gep met co-teachers from Oman in Seattle! Does he teach English? One of Eli’s co-teachers from Turkey lives ten minutes from our house, and we have gotten to know her mother as well.

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  3. dawnkinster says:

    All so lovely. Bittersweet to see them grow up and go off on their adventures. You raised good kids.

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  4. All our kids are global citizens! Eli has taken a job at an IB school in Puebla, Mexico, which is a lot closer to home than Turkey, but now Bea is looking at Mongolia for her Fulbright. Bea wants to end up in the Pacific Northwest, but who knows what will happen, who she will meet, what kind of opportunities will come up for her. Ultimately, I know we just want them to be as happy as possible. Do Gep and Kat ever get homesick?

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  5. Clearly, a FANTASTIC time was had by all!

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  6. It is wonderful your kids still value your company. With one in college and the second applying to college for fall 2016, it won’t be long until we also have uncertainty in when we will connect. It sounds like you are finding perfect ways to keep everyone happy and coming back for more. I’m glad it was so memorable.

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  7. Lisa says:

    LOL! I wonder how many new taxi drivers take a second look at that statue! Looks like you had a fun time with the kiddos.

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