The last few days of our trip was spent talking with my grandparents and great uncle and learning more about my family's history. We had lunch at Harbor Lights, a great restaurant in Rushton Way right on the water, and then visited my (Great) Uncle Jim in Tacoma. One large event I learned about was my great-grandfather's time on the USS California after Pearl Harbor.
On a completely unrelated side note, I also found the next cat I need to add to my cat family: my uncle's cat, Molly.
My grandfather decided later that night to pull out a tape recorder and start recording our family's get-togethers, which I think is amazing! For moments when you don't want to video record the whole evening (like when we play cards and board games) a tape recorder works very nicely!