Last weekend my mom and I went to a family reunion in Seattle to see family we had never met before.
A few weeks ago I joined Ancestry.com to work on my family tree. Once I type in my great grandmothers information a leaf popped up directing me to another members family tree. I was amazed at all the information I had found. This is the Norwegian side of our family, and if I had not found this tree I probably would not have had much luck. I sent the tree owner a message and when she (Anne) answered back she had invited us to a family reunion being held in Seattle, Anne was on her way there from Norway.
Meeting everyone was such a great experience. Anne and her husband Øystein are from Norway and most all the rest of the family is in or comes from Washington. I'm so glad I sent Anne a message when I did.
The day before my mom and I did the tourist thing and went to Pike Place Market and Pier 57 to have lunch. We did not go to the Space Needle or into the city though.