We had breakfast at Carol's house and then drove to Seattle to see Nithin and Kerry. They have done tons of improvements to their place: They have cats, they changed all of the windows and finished all of the basement--except the part where the car goes.
They took us to Ray's Seafood, which is located on Puget Sound in Ballard. Lunch was great and then we went just up the road to the Ballard Locks Park--which was lots of fun for the girls. Jemma was at first disappointed that the park did not have playground equipment, which to her is the Sine qua non of what a park is.
After looking at the locks and fish, we saddled up for Redmond. We were off to see Vijaya & Michael and their children. Last time we saw these guys, Max was a toddler and Dagney was not even born! Also, they have a brand new and huge (but in a good way) house. We had a wonderful and relaxing afternoon with them and then headed out for Mary's place. pecchia
After visiting with Nithin and Kerry, we went to Redmond to see friends from grad school. Vaishali and I had both known Khisty (as we then knew her) and she introduced us. Her husband is the son of a tech-rep I had worked with in the Marine Corps.