30 June 2015

2015 Road Trip | Day 5: Washington

My parents and I are hitting the road this summer for a three-week road trip out west. Our main purpose is to deliver furniture and other belongings to my oldest brother, Kevin, who recently moved to Washington for a job. We'll be doing some extra sight-seeing along the way, as well as making stops at other family members' houses. This is the day-by-day record of our 21-day road trip.

Today was spent in Moses Lake and the surrounding area. By "surrounding area," I mean we drove about an hour away to Costco. We mainly got some things for Kevin's apartment, like a vacuum and shoe rack, but I also found three books, which I definitely did not need. Books are a never-ending cycle for English majors and fellow book lovers. Anyway, I digress.

After Costco, Kevin took my dad up to the tower where he works, showing him around their small airport and introducing him to his "guys at work" (family joke). My mom and I just relaxed in the hotel room during that time, and it felt great to not have to worry about getting somewhere at a certain time. 

For dinner, we ate at a classic pizza parlor in town called Chico's, known for their generous toppings. I'm not exaggerating when I say that they must use one can of pineapple per Hawaiian pizza. Dining at Chico's gave me a sense of nostalgia; it kind of reminded me of birthday parties. Red tables with small benches lined the main area, and there was an arcade in one corner of the restaurant. Drinks were served in plastic pitchers with styrofoam cups, so it felt like a true pizza party. 

After Chico's, we went to Walmart to purchase a few items not needed in bulk, including cleaning supplies and food. My dad and I always joke about being the most nicely dressed people in the store every time we go to Walmart, and I will reluctantly admit that that still rang true in Moses Lake. 

We then returned to Kevin's apartment and helped him put some things together and stock his fridge. It was an easy and non eventful day, but we're resting up for our visit to Seattle tomorrow. 

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