Sunday, February 26, 2017

King John

Oh my, it is difficult to do any better than breakfast at Portage Bay in Seattle. We had eaten there the last time we were in Seattle and definitely wanted to go again. Last time I had Dungeness Crab Eggs Benedict, this time one of the specials was an orange crepe served with chopped apples and pears with tarragon dressing served on top. Forry had some banana bread pancakes that were bigger than the plate! Their food is incredibly good. After breakfast with Leslie and Bill, we went our separate ways.

It was a beautiful day in Seattle, but the closer we got to Mount Vernon, the cloudier it got. By the time we turned into Daughter Mary Mae and Scott's Lane, we even had a few drops of rain. After some visiting and catching up, it was time to get organized. We went out for an early dinner as Granddaughter Claire had a 6 PM call at the theatre. We've found another great place to eat, CSquare in downtown Mount Vernon. Forry had his usual hamburger, but I had an incredible shrimp linguine.

Skagit Community College presented King John  in their theatre in the round. It's an intimate setting only three rows deep, so you are almost part of the action. There is a great deal of pretty wild sword-fighting. Granddaughter Claire plays Arthur, a youth whose claim to the English throne, causes much of the warfare. Claire did an incredible job. A couple of her scenes brought me to tears. It's been fun to watch her mature as an actor over the past several years. Leslie and Bill actually drove up this evening in time to watch her performance (They had seen her in Our Town a couple of months ago.)

Grandson Varick's girlfriend Sabrina joined us at dinner. We've heard a great deal about her, so it was fun to meet her. She's a neat young women.

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