Five Things that Made Me Happy Today – 8/18/19

1. Woke up to a bright, sunny day in Kennewick, WA. It was 65 deg, but that was the last of the 60s that we saw.

2. After breakfast at the hotel, we picked up Bill and went to one of the lovely parks on the Columbia. The River Boat was in port and waiting to pick up passengers for the next leg of the cruise.

3. After a really nice walk along the riverfront, we went to lunch and had big sandwiches at a local sandwich shop.

4. In the afternoon we went to the Reach Museum. Hanford Reach is the 51 mile section of the Columbia River that is between Priest Rapids Dam and Richland. It’s managed by two federal agencies: the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the US Department of Energy. It’s the last free-flowing, non-tidally influenced stretch of the Columbia River. The museum has a good description of the Manhattan Project. Richland, WA, was built to house the workers and their families during WWII. There was also a wonderful exhibit about the geological and natural history of river from the Native Americans until today.

5. While we were out, Erika was busy cooking carnitas for supper. Followed by a wonderful birthday cake and homemade ice cream. Devil’s food cake with chocolate icing and chocolate ice cream.

How about you? What made you happy today?

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