Virginia Wilson 80th Birthday
Some pictures from Virginia Wilson's 80th birthday gathering (technically her birthday is 3/21/1934 but we gathered on 3/29/2014). Katherine and I flew up to Corvallis, Oregon for an overnight trip. Below is a portrait of everybody that came. Sitting down is Howard Wilson and Virginia Wilson, then standing from left to right: Nathanael Hoffmann, Mark Hoffmann, Cheryl Hoffmann, Katie Hoffmann, Katherine Chung, Brian Wilson, Ari Echt-Wilson, Randy Wilson, Ramey Echt.
Now back to pictures in time order of our trip, here is Katherine getting ready at 5am in California before our plane flight. Katherine has very long (beautiful) hair, which takes a lot of work to maintain.
Katherine and I like to play a game with TSA security where she opts out of the full body scanner machines and I film the resulting invasive pat-down. Below they keep Katherine waiting as a punishment for not wanting to be scanned.
THIS VIDEO IS NOT EDITED -> and probably won't play on a PC, I'll come back later and edit it a little.
Arriving in Corvallis, we meet the family for brunch at 11:30am.
The birthday girl, Virginia Wilson is 80 years old.
Virginia took a nap at Regent Court before her birthday dinner, here Katherine, myself, and Ari pick her up on the way to the restaurant.
Virginia's wall of photos.
At the restaurant called "del Alma" in Corvallis, we got a private dining room for Virginia's 80th birthday party.
Randy helps Mom pick something from the menu.
Some hors d'oeuvres for the table. From left to right Nathanael, Cheryl, Mark, Howard, Virginia, Randy, Ramey.
Ramey, Ari, Katie, Katherine (and myself).
A rainbow appeared outside.
A toast to Virginia, 80 years old.
A family portrait (picture by the waitress). Sitting down is Howard Wilson and Virginia Wilson, then standing from left to right: Nathanael Hoffmann, Mark Hoffmann, Cheryl Hoffmann, Katie Hoffmann, Katherine Chung, Brian Wilson, Ari Echt-Wilson, Randy Wilson, Ramey Echt.
Virginia unwraps gifts.
More gifts, Virginia got a variety of warm "vests" to wear.
Virginia and her birthday cake. A lemon meringue pie.
The next morning, getting ready for departure.
Katherine opts out of the full body scanners (back-scatter) machines in the Portland airport and gets a pat down.
Flying home on terrible airlines. There was a screwup at the gate, they let us out before the crew had switched, which led to panic and general confusion and frustration.
And safe back at home in Pacifica where we started.
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