So we bail out of here early Friday and spent the better part of the day driving up to the Olympia WA area. Stayed at the son's place. The next day we had a family gathering for all of us who hadn't met the new granddaughter. Sweet little girl. No fussing or crying as she was held by Mom, Dad, 2 grandmothers, 2 sisters, and various cousins. Got up early this mornign and head back home. It was nice to see everybody. But I was reminded why I moved away from that part of the world. Way too many people and too much traffic. Back when I was in my 20's and riding rodeos a 400 mile drive in a day was no big deal. Now.... I am getting too old for that kind of thing. Back in Baker County. Kissed the ground and slumped into my recliner. Tomorrow some cows to gather and sort a couple dozen late calves to brand. Much better than Western Washington traffic.