Friday September 14, 2018
We drove over the mountains to a town called Leavenworth, WA. It was a Bavarian village, with lots of shops and flowers everywhere. Later we drove to Wenatchee and saw the Columbia River.
1 year ago today:
Frank and I crossed Utah, Nevada, and California on Amtrak's California Zephyr, arriving in San Francisco between 5 and 6 pm.
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Can you spot the fish in the air - it is blurry.
Next up: Replay of the 1930 MLB season.
Thought for today: I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him. Psalm 62:1
Wednesday September 12, 2018
Frank and I flew to Seattle. Our plane was delayed almost an hour in Pittsburgh because they found a scratch on it, so they said anyway. They also said they had to do a lot of paperwork. Actually, I was hoping it was a scratch and not a crack. In the end, we got to Seattle 20 minutes ahead of schedule. We rented a car and drove a couple hours east on I-90 where we are staying three nights. It was cool and rainy by time we got to Cle Elum.
Five minutes before we departeed for Cananda.
High 60s and rain-free this coming weekend.
Sunday September 16, 2018
We toured Seattle today. In the morning we took the hop off hop on tour bus. We stopped again at Pike's Market. There we ate their homemade mac and cheese then went over to the fish market to watch them throw fish. We went up the Sky View Observatory at the Columbia Center where we got a fantastic view of not only the city but the Puget Sound and mountains off in the distance. We finished the day by taking a city bus to the Ballard Locks. They had a fish ladder for the salmon to climb over the locks. We saw a few salmon but we didn't see them jump up the ladder.
Sep 26: Fran's Birthday
Sep 30: Bri & Meg football game 2p
Sep 30: MLB season ends all games at 3p
Oct 2: Baseball Playoffs begin
Oct 8: Columbus Day
Oct 7: Bri & Meg football game 2p
Oct 14: Bri and Meg football game 1p
Oct 15: Fly to Phoenix
Oct 17: Ron (Babe) George's 51st birthday
Oct 23: World Series begins
Monday September 17, 2018
Today we took an Uber over to the cruise ship,The Explorer of the Seas. We boarded very quickly and had the entire day on board before departing at 4 pm. Our room is nice, better than we expected, and the ship is very nice. For the first several hours after sailing, we could see Mount Rainier and then after awhile we started seeing Mount Baker.
Today is Tuesday September 18
The 261st day of 2018
There are 104 days left in the year
This is the 38th week of the year
Sep 18: at sea
Sep 19: Port of Call - Nanaimo
Sep 19: Austin Coull's 16th Birthday
Sep 20: Port of Call - Victoria, BC
Sep 21: Arrive Seattle 6am
Sep 21: Flight home 3p PT
Sep 22: Bri & Meg football game 2p
Sep 22: Autumnal Equinox 9:54p
Sep 24: Annual Church Mtg. 6p
Sep 24: Laura Walters' Birthday
Saturday September 15, 2018
We checked out of Cle Elum and drove to the Snoqualmie Falls. After looking at the falls we ate lunch at the Snoqualmie Casino Buffet. We did not eat again the rest of the day. Next we returned our car to the Seattle airport and took an Uber to downtown where we checked into the Executive Hotel Pacific on 4th Avenue. We walked around for a few hours including checking out Pike's Market.
Everything in me will celebrate
when you speak what is right.
- Prov. 23:16
People, places and things I find interesting
Thursday September 13, 2018
We began the day by driving five miles to Roslyn, the little town where they field the TV series Northern Exposure. After that we drove east for an hour. I was very surprised that we soon came to desert. East of the Cascade Mountains they get very little rain, not enough to grow anything but desert brush. Next we drove through apple and fruit country. It seems the fertile valley around Yakima thrives on the growing and distribution of apples and other fruits. Next, we went to Rainier National Park. It was very pretty. We saw a short film about the park at the Henry Jackson Visitor Center. We must have put 300-400 miles on our vehicle today. What a variety of climates we saw today!