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Sep 25, 2011 - Dance of the Suger Plum "Ferries"
Ah, more than one ride of a ferry is ferries. Island hopping again. We left Saturday morning for the Anacortes Ferry thinking we had plenty of time to park and get our bikes on the boat along with ourselves. Well MANY people thought the same thing and parking was just a tad away. We were the very last people (and cars) on ferry and the very last to get off. BUT the vistas were FANTASTIC! These are the San Juan Islands between Washington mainland and Vancouver Island. As we were cruising we just said to each other this is a boaters paradise....Jump to full entry
Jul 28, 2010 - Visiting in Washington
Gene and Cyndy spent a month in Washington helping her parents convert two small bedrooms into a master bedroom for them. It was a big job, but working together Gene, Cyndy and Pops with Mom acting as supervisor managed it. They knocked out the wall, took out a door, built a dry wall, made a connecting arch, sanded the window sills and varnished them, primed and painted the room, took out a floor, put in a new one, put in two fans and new shades for the windows, and hopefully everyone liked the results! While we were there we did alot of...Jump to full entry
Aug 30, 2009 - Visit to Washington
We had a nice visit up in the Pacific Northwest. Cyndy flew up first and visited Portland, OR, with lots of viisiting family. They also saw the Multnomah waterfalls east of Portland. When Gene got up to Washington they visited the Coast Guard Museum on Pier 36 in Seattle and gave them the portrait of Douglas Monro, the US Coast Guard medal of Honor winner, donated by the artist John Silva. We enjoyed the company, weather and sights while visiting. Cyndy's folks friend invited all of us to Lake Union for a couple hours on the lake in a...Jump to full entry
Jul 28, 2008 - Astoria to Lynnwood, Washington.
So today is the last day of our northbound journey. We drove into Astoria after departing Camp Rilea and crossed the long bridge over the Columbia River connecting Oregon to Washington. We drove up the US 101 coastal highway around Wilapa Bay and up to Aberdeen which lays on the inland side of Grays Harbor. ---Back in the 70's when Gene was stationed here these were his old stomping grounds, but on the water side of course. In 1979 the town of Aberdeen had a celebration and the WHITEBUSH, Gene's old ship, was directed to go up, join in, and...Jump to full entry
Jul 7, 2008 - Packing Night Before Trip
Twas the night before our trip to Peru and all through the house, not a creature was stirring except for a llama and us. . . . Our plane departs in about eight hours and we finally finished packing. In Peru it's winter, which means we'll be in mostly temperate climates during our trip, somewhere in the low 70's. However, we also needed to pack gear for hiking and warm clothes for our evenings on the Incan Trail. Apparently it get's down to the low 30's at the higher elevations. Additionally, we had to pack some gear for the rainforest, with...Jump to full entry