Monday, July 16, 2018

Fine as frog hair...

Not getting a lot done with squaring away my stuff. I'm way too easily distracted by the scenery around here, and enjoying family & friends.

Granddaughter J, Willie, and I took the 'new to me' ride for a day trip to Haystack/Cannon Beach last week. 





 J is a great co-pilot and dog handler.




 We stopped along the way at Camp 18.
 







We made a small 300 mile loop, the 'new to me' ride drove great, it was a good day.


Sean is back from the great Alaska fishing trip. He has stories to tell, and has kept us in awe and rolling with laughter...
just a little envious of his super otter time...





He is seriously thinking about trading the ski boat for a fishing boat. 
"What do you think, Ma?" 
"I think that is a great idea!"
 We had a big friends & family sea bass, fresh from Alaska, taco feed last night, it was beyond yummy!

Sunday we spent the day on the water... all good except for a couple of places on the Columbia that had some nasty rollers. 





lots of houseboats, some are huge.


the bridge to Sauvie Island


a few of the many small vessels


these guys were amazing to watch


lol, my toes requesting a little more speed...

I got to test out what the trailer towing was like with the 'new to me' ride. Smooth as can be.
  
Need to find a name for the 'new to me' ride. Any suggestions?

21 comments:

  1. Great pictures of places I've been but not often enough lately

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  2. The Beast, The Enterprise. Bob.

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    1. cw, For some strange reason, the 'new to me ride' reminds me of a cowboy I had a huge crush on as teenager...

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  3. All sounds great at the new homestead. Car names are mostly new to me, although, I did have a truck named Blue once. BUT ... How about "Lead" and your future trailer can be "Follow"?

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    1. Woodsterman, LOL now that is funny...

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  4. Great pics, and sounds like you're settling in well! Congrats!

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    1. Old NFO, Thanks, though I think I've forgotten how to settle. Or as Sean puts it... "mom, you're like a fart on a hot skillet."

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  5. Beautiful granddaughter and glad you could spend time with her. Wow that fish is huge!! Such a pretty place, thanks for sharing all the pictures.

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    1. Changes, Thanks. She is as beautiful inside as she is on the outside.

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  6. Looks like you, grand and Willie had a marvelous time. Keep enjoying.

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    1. A Patti, We did, and are planning more trips.

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  7. PS, That was one monster fish.

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    1. A Patti, Sean is 6'4" and a big guy, so you know that isn't a minnow he is holding...lol

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  8. You really are getting around out there, and living the good life. I enjoy looking at your photos. They always remind me of how beautiful that part of the country can be. I used to think my retirement would include living on a houseboat, but my wife doesn't want to because she is afraid it might sink at night while we are asleep!

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    1. Harry, I'm glad you are enjoying the photos. Amazingly beautiful here, don't think I will be getting tired of the views anytime soon.
      I could live on a houseboat, on a lake.

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  9. Looks like fun times exploring!

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    1. Joared, I've had a busy and fun summer! Hope your's is wonderful.

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  10. Hello Brig!
    Late to your travel and seafaring party.
    Adorable granddaughter, fine fisherman son, and cute toes!
    The Columbia is a beast of a river. Have you read Undaunted Courage? Think of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery headed its way, so very long ago.

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    1. Cheri,
      Thanks, I have read Undaunted Courage.
      I've always wondered what this amazing country must have looked like to those intrepid explorers! The kids & grandkids are kind enough to not remind me that I have asked them to imagine what an adventure it must have been, time and again.

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  11. Hmmm. MuMu, in honor of the lost continent?

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