Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Spent a slow morning over coffee and cookies. Just snapped a couple of pics of my boys hanging out at Better Living Through Coffee. This is a great local coffee shop in Port Townsend owned and operated by some new friends who live over at Rose Wind Cohousing.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Today we visited the Trillium Sudbury in Indianola, took a quick side trip back over to Bainbridge Island and had a wonderful dinner in the common house over at Wise Acres Cohousing. It was a busy day! It was a very rare, warm day with the sun shining and no rain in sight.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
We woke up this morning to a snowstorm. No really, it was coming down like crazy. None of it stuck and it only lasted about 30 minutes, but it was heavy and looked really cool.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Took a little day-trip to Port Angeles today. We heard there was a Farmer's Market and were curious to check out another area up here. PA has a very large commercial port and the surrounding area is pretty industrial.
Well we've been here for about a week and we're currently renting a little cabin at North Beach near Fort Worden. It's just a couple miles out of town and very quiet.
Monday, February 20, 2012
We've been in Port Townsend now for a couple of days. I misplaced my cable to the digital camera so I have not been able to post to the blog for almost a week, so I'm trying to catch up this morning.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Well we left Ukiah this morning having spent the night in our deluxe Walmart parking lot campsite. It was bright and sunny, and we we're heading North into a rainstorm.
At lunch-time we found ourselves cruising through the armpit of Eureka CA. Now I say "armpit" with some hesitation, as I might be offending actual armpits everywhere. We looked for a little mom and pop burger place called "Deluxe Burger" suggested by our iphone, but it seems "Deluxe" was now "defunct".
Our search did turn up a Denny's. Not that any of us are big fans of Denny's, but at least it's a safe bet. Clean, well maintained, friendly and a broad selection of hideous sounding "scrambles" and "tangles" overly-cooked and swimming in a sweet greasy goo. On this point, the food did not disappoint. But the Eureka Denny's has got to be the most run-down, filthy-stepchild of the entire Denny's empire. I felt like I needed a shower and a bucket after we left. We can scratch Denny's off our list of things to do on this trip.
As the sun was going down we rolled into Grant Pass Oregon and found an RV park called "Joe Creek Waterfall RV Resort". We're going to take a walk in the morning to see the waterfall at "Jumpoff Joe Creek". It got it's name in the mid 1800's when "Joe" was being chased by a band of Indians and came to the bluff overlooking the falls. His friends yelled, "jump off Joe!" which he did. The indians didn't get him, but the fall did… No cliff diving for us I guess.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Kids had a great time checking out the Bay Discovery Museum. Lots of really cool stuff to climb on and explore. Too many pictures to even include. The willow sculpture/house was totally awesome. I want to make one of these someday. Ezzy and Levon made a cool fort out of these big blue foam blocks.
We're heading North to Ukiah or Willits. Then tomorrow hopefully we'll be in Oregon!
Spent the afternoon hiking and picnicking in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was an unusually warm and clear day in Sausalito and we took advantage of what will most likely be the last warm and clear day for a while. The weather forecast called for rain and possibly even some snow along our route over the next 3 days.
We hiked up to Yates Battery and explored the old concrete artillery bunkers that guarded the bay from enemy attacks during WWII. Cool stuff, but everything was welded shut so all we could do was walk around on top of the ramparts and imagine what it would be like to operate those six 3" cannons that once served as the explosive deterrent to the Red scourge of Communisim!
I'm so glad socialism has prevailed.
Friday, February 10, 2012
We had a blast at the Cirque do Soliel show!!
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Just a quick post since I'm a couple days behind. We drove up to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday to play for a few hours while we waited for the Cirque du Soliel show to start. We all had fun, ate bad food and played some carnival games. I remember being here back in the '80's when it was just a run down derelict pier and the old carousel was boarded up and falling to pieces. Much nicer now.