My oldest son, Isaac, has been a big fan of Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins for as long as I can remember. (For those of you who spend less time in the world of children's literature than I do, those are two of children's author Beverly Cleary's most famous characters.) And a couple of years ago, he learned that there were actual statues of these characters, along with Henry's dog Ribsy, that we could go and see. They are at a park in Portland, Oregon. Anyway, two years later, we finally made it down there to meet his literary friends. The rain even stopped for a few hours, just in time for the meeting! And to top it all off, on the way home we actually drove down Klickitat Street! You would have thought we were meeting the President, and driving on the White House lawn, for the level of excitement this all generated among my dear little crew!
|Gideon and Gracie (a.k.a. Ramona) and the original Ramona hit it off right away|
|Blessing and Micah made friends with Ribsy|
|and Josiah and Isaac were surprised at how tall Henry was!|