Ann's 60th B-Day

Eric and Sylvia travel to North Carolina to surprise Eric's mother on her 60th birthday.

On our way out we had a great view of Mt. Rainier above the clouds.Ann cutting her birthday cake.

We had a good time at the party.Ann likes the oval shaker boxes, made by my dad, that we gave her for her birthday.

She also got a Panamanian Mola (traditional indian embroidery).Ken works on the bbq

Eric's brother Brian is a clown in his spare time.He makes ballon sculptures as well!

Sunday we went for a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was kind of a hazy dayEric's Dad and Mom on the left (Ken and Ann), and brother and girlfriend April and Kevin on the left. This is on a short path just below a lodge along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Cold Mountain, the location of the book by the same name.This is the quilt garden at the Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The whole gang (minus Brian) at the Botanical GardenEric got a great close up of a bumblebee

Lotsa color here!Ann next to one of her pictures hanging at the Botanical Garden.

A view of Mercer Island on the way home