Monday, August 13, 2018

The salmon creek journal...



Went to the NatureScaping Wildlife Botanical Gardens in Brush Prairie with my sister-in-law, last week. It has many themed gardens, it's kinda rustic, but gives you a good idea of what you can grow here.







 The gardens are just across the road from a working dairy. 




Who would think I would miss the smell of hay fields and cows.  I sure do and liked it when I saw springers in one of the barns.

I didn't know about the botanical gardens til I was out early early one morning weeding in the front yard. Having wandered out front so early I plum forgot I was still wearing my sparkly slippers (a present from one of my SIL's who thought I needed more sparkle in my life). The next door neighbor came out to see what I was up to. Soon we were talking gardens while we pruned one of Sean's shrubs. She told me about the botanical gardens. Oh, and that she loved my sparkly slippers.

On Saturday night we took the big & small kids to the Clark County Fair and watched the Tuff Trucks. Lots of hoot'n & holler'n & foot stomp'n. Tuffest truck was the one that lost forward gear near the end of the course, put'er in reverse and finished!  Then the littlest wanted to go on a ride so off we went to the flying machines.  


Sunday was early mass for me, while the rest of the crew was in recovery mode.  In the afternoon Sean hooked up the boat, loaded up all the kids and took them to the river for wake boarding and tubing.  I stayed home to finish making a rice salad, and a fresh peach salsa for dinner at Sean's friends.   They fixed Mahi Mahi, Halibut, & Beef tacos.  Super tasty. 




Today, Sean worked from home. After he was done we took the "new to me" ride to several RV places to look at travel trailers. I don't want anything too big or fancy. We found a couple that might work for me. It was good to have Sean along, he's a big tall guy, so he tested shower, ceiling, & seating spaces, as well as asked pertinent questions of the salesmen. 

The estate stuff goes on and on and on...  My brother didn't sign the release that he received his transfer of funds from the estate's bank account. The estate attorney asked me to get verification from dad's bank, so they could take it to the court and have the estate signed off on and closed. I contacted the bank and they can give me proof that the transfer was completed. So as soon as that gets here I can fax it back down there... and maybe...


16 comments:

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    1. Nelly, Thanks, it worked. I've been struggling with blogger lately.

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  2. Too bad on your brother :(

    Your pictures took me back in time. I grew up in Fern Prairie. Neat to hear the names again :)

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    1. Rain,
      It is what it is.
      Love the place names around here, and plan to do some looking into how the names came about.

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  3. Sounds like a fun day, sorry to hear you're still dealing with the brother.

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    1. Old NFO,
      It was a good week. When the estate is finished it will sure be a relief.

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  4. We've had many a talk about your brother. It never stops does it.

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    1. Woodsterman,
      We have and they have been helpful. Hopefully it will all be taken care of soon.

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  5. We're looking for a nice class C RV, nothing fancy but comfortable. Similar to your trailer, but I want something self propelled. I hate backing up trailers.

    We have lots of strange flowers here in Appalachia. There are some that look like lilies but are the color of fire. There are big bush looking plants with red flowers. I'm always saying I will dig some up and transplant them around the house, but I never do....

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    1. Harry, I don't mind backing trailers (lots of experience over the years with stock trailers). Plus, I want to be able to park it and travel around. Hope we both find what we are looking for.
      Now I'm curious as to what your big bush is. There were wild tiger lilies (a bright fiery orange) at granny's Tahoe cabin. Wonder if they are the same as your flowers.

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  6. Delicious tacos!

    The plane ride looks kind of fun too...

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    1. Padre, The tacos were delicious, we used the fish the guys caught in Alaska, and local beef.
      Charlie Rose (friend's little girl) had a great time on her plane ride.

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  7. Looks like you are having a splendid summer in the PNW! All good things, for sure...fresh fish, native plants, sparkle shoes. Can't wait to see the picture of the travel trailer you select.

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    1. Cheri,
      I'm busy, and happy, and have sparkly shoes... can't ask for more than that, I'm think'n.

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  8. I can only imagine what it would be like to leave my country home and then return after a while to the sites and smells. I am getting to the place however when I will have to leave and I dread the thought. Sparkly shoes are wonderful aren't they. P.S. Happy "belated" Birthday. I have been remiss in my blogging and my Facebook but always think of you my friend.

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    1. Granny Annie,
      We live in a good quiet (except for us) neighborhood. There are many green belts, streams, deer, and quail around us, so it works for now.
      Thanks for thinking of me & the birthday wishes. It wasn't too big a shock to turn 72 as I had thought I was already 72 for most of the year...lol

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