Back home in Des Moines we have been members of a group called the Prairie Grass Guild for the past few years (maybe 5?). We meet once a month on a Friday to go for a hike. Another family from the group, the Anhalts, have parents/grandparents who live in the area that we are in now. They happened to be visiting so we met in a city park in Bellingham for a hike and then we headed to the parents/grandparents for a grill out. It was great to see some familiar faces and enjoy the comforts of a home.