Sunday, July 26, 2009

Brooke and Daniel (Dr.)

Another Happy Couple!

Well.........sort of happy...

Brooke gets happy from A&W.

Amazing. And he really is a medical doctor!

Of course, Gordon couldn't be happier. Good on ya all!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Final days at the beach...........

A few shots from the tour of the Tillammmmoooook sheesh factory.

What??? No giant vats of cottage cheese being stirred by short people?

Everyone gamely tries to get interested.

The girls even pose as cow and farmer. It's almost like Disneyland here.

The litttle girls eating ice cream......that's the real attraction.

Bea pretty much sums up everybody's reaction to the tour.
Maybe it's just too much of a good thing.

Now...........this is more like it...flying kites on the beach!!!

Chris and Kami ward off the chill on the deck. Very nice and cozy.

John and Kami inserting earplugs in preparation for ripping up the curvy roads around here.
Later Jon discovers that the master link is about to fall out of his chain. Luckily, disaster averted.

Even though we are located here in a Tsunami danger area, we really didn't get to see one.
This is actually clouds flowing over the hillside. Cool though.

Some of our neighbors have this great Dragon Kite. Takes a lot of wind but it sure looks good.
Kites are one of the major pastimes, along with walks on the beach, naps on the porch, and just staring at the waves.........waves.....waves.

Bea and Emma open a "Sand Stor" . After a while, with few takers, they switch to selling Dandelions. Not much better.

Jonathan had decided that it is all a waste of time and has settled in to a routine of grading papers and writing his thesis. "All work and no play" Whatever works!

More of our neighbors. For the last eleven years they have come to this same place and built one of these sand monsters. Every year the monster is eaten by the sea. They apparently will never learn.

We have packed all that we can for our getaway tomorrow morning. Not sure if I am ready to leave but I suppose it is just the drive that I am dreading. Lots of hard candy, really bad coffee, and weird mexican radio stations.
See you soon.

Saturday, July 18, 2009 the beach!

This fellow guards our trail down to the beach. Keeps the riff-raff out. But what is he?

Scares everybody to death.

Kami and Chris in the car for the trip to the aquarium down in Newport. Big excitement.

Kami delighted by one of the sights in the tank.

Some strange sights.

Of course, we had a chance to do a little diving ourselves.

A wonderful meal and fabulous beer at Rogue's Brewery.
I had the Smoked! Jonathan's fish and chips took my prize as the best yet in the States.

Late night on the beach.


Next day some of us try the Aviation Museum up by Tillamook. Some great planes, all in the worlds largest wooden structure, a WWII hangar for dirigibles!

Kami studies a bank of cylinders from a Spitfire.

Jon photographs some interesting detail on a small turbojet engine.

Up above the door (at about 120 feet) is the basketball hoop. Funny.

Finally back home and Bea plays with the camera. Busy day.
Very nice place here............but not quite as good as Paris.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

More from the beach.........and the Kerns!

More time at the beach.

Emma flying for the camera. She really eats it up!

Here is Jon in the twilight trying to get a cellphone signal. Pretty quiet around here.

Nana and Bea hold off the chill in the evening. Pretty cozy.

Here's June and Barbara and Christine with little Virginia. Posing, of course.

Christine and Barbara exchanging recipes.

The whole bunch, me included! They had to leave right after for a drive to Eugene.
Great time had by all!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

At the beach............

Here Violet explores while Chris adds up the expenses. A week on the Oregon Coast.
View and beach are amazing!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Christine's 40th Class Reunion

A few shots from our reunion weekend in Sandpoint.

We got a tour of the old Junior High building. This is what used to be the gym being set up for a wedding reception. This same building was the Sandpoint High School building for my parents!

Here is the 3rd floor auditorium with some of the reunionites on stage. The same stage where I performed so many times as a kid. Amazing. Last time I was here, I was helping to move a 9 foot grand piano up the stairs!

Down at the Marina..... the Wooden Boat Show. And what do they have?........Tristan Jones' famous seagoing boat the "Sea Dart". Owned by the State of Idaho. Amazing

They also have a boat for my wife. Don't think we can afford it dear.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Andy and Allie

So many nice pictures from this wedding.

Here is just one.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Colter's Creek Winery

Some shots from a new winery down in the valley. Had a great time doing this.

No labels printed yet but the guy really seems to know his stuff.

Mike Pearson, winemaker.

The tanks and barrels are amazing.

Oak casks from France and Pennsylvania. They can cost $1000.00 each!!
I learned so much.........great fun.