Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The pool and big rocks. Usually we might attempt to swim, but this day was way too cold. Sad.
Spencer keeps asking me if I looked at the pictures before I posted them (I think he's suggesting that he doesn't look fantastic in all of them.) But he wouldn't let me take his picture EVER, so this is what I have of him from this trip. Sorry Spence. Smile next time.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
This is Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver. It's really very beautiful, and the boy who could fly flew here. When his neighbor (whom we believe was somewhat mentally lacking) tried to reach a flower that was too far away and fell off the bridge, that bridge is here in this park, and the boy flew and saved her. I know. We were puzzled, too. Still can't figure out why he saved her. I guess he wanted the movie to go on a little longer. Anyway, here's the park.
And for all you "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" fans out there, this is a Monkey Puzzle tree. If you are ever stumped for a gift either for me or Spencer, here is the perfect idea. Either this or a black bat flower plant. SUPER COOL!
This is the beach that Mark went to as a kid. His uncle had a little house near the beach . They called it a cabin, but it really was just a shack. We did go looking for it, but it is gone now and another shack has been built in its place. The beach tradition is to build a sand castle at low tide, and a castle wall and mote around it, and stand inside the castle wall until the tide storms your castle wall, and cause a breech. It's really a lot more fun than you would think. Spencer and Tara really got into it. There was even a road up the castle hill to the top.
THE END OF CASTLE #1
Friday, August 14, 2009
We stayed for only one day in Moscow, and went geocacheing for part of that day. Apparently our GPS was off a bit. Jonah, Dylan and I went one way into a very steep, very bushy creek bed and Mark and Megan went another way. When we were about to give up, Jonah found the cache right by the edge of the brush. We didn't even need to go down the creek bed. Yay Jonah! Everyone wanted to see what was in the box, and crowded around.Look carefully at Mindy (white t-shirt) in this picture. She is crooked! Really! Her back is in pretty bad shape and her torso is a bit off center to her hips and legs. She looked miserable! Well, really she looked beautiful as ever, but she looked like she felt miserable. I hope you're feeling better now, Mindy!
They have a pizza place in Moscow that sells huge pizzas. Here is Spencer withi one of his slices. It is so huge that they had to tip the box up to get it through the door when Jason and Mark brought it home! Yum!
Mark, Dylan and I wanted to find one more cache, and this was it. This is a marker placed by the Worthwhile Club in 1938 at the junction of 2 indian trails - the Nez Pierce Trail and the Stevens Trail. Who knew?