Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sights from Washington and Oregon

Here are the photo albums I have put together of my trip to Washington and Oregon. If anyone has any memories or corrections to make to the picture captions, please do.

Each of the lines of Text below are a link to a web album of photos.

Grandma Walters House, now a Coffee House for the Neighborhood Church

Pictures of Riverview Cemetery, Milwaukie, Oregon

Walter Family Gathers

Trip to Friday Harbor, Washington

Quilt Retreat, Orkila YMCA Camp, Orcas Island

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Crescent Lake

The year I was 14 or 15 we went to Orcas Island for Vacation. We camped not far from this lake, and Dad came here to fish. While he rented a boat and went out fishing, Mom sat in the car, and Mike and I spent time on the beach. As often happens, a storm blew up in the afternoon. If I remember the story right, Mom got sea sick, from the car, watching the waves!

Trip in a Nutshell

The past two weeks in the Pacific Northwest were like a time travel adventure backwards. I will only cover a few high-lights here, some I think my Dad and Mom will enjoy. I intend to upload an album of pictures later today and will give a link to them when I have them ready.

The first day I arrived in Portland, one of my first adventures was to go to Milwaukie Oregon to see the house where my family lived. This was home for us from about 1956 until 1961. I was in second grade when we moved here, and Mike must have been about 2. Although I had been back here about 10 years ago, I didn't have a camera then, so took no pictures. The amazing thing to me is how small a place looks compared to one's memories. Although most of the neighbor homes are the same, the streets and houses seem much closer together than I remember as a child walking though the neighborhood on my way home from school, etc.

A second memory jolt was the week before on Orcas Island. We camped here when I was a teenager, probably about 13 or 14 years old. I remember my dad renting a boat to go out on this lake to fish, while Mike and I played on the beach, and mom sat in the car. From the parking lot, she could see all of us. An afternoon storm blew up, and mom got sea-sick from seeing the waves on the lake!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Take me with you, please ....



Silly has caught on the fact that something is going on, and it involves going somewhere. She is either trying to stay close, so she can keep her eye on the action, or else, she is making a bid to go with me. You notice she is sleeping nicely though in all the pictures, one would not want to loose sleep what ever is going on.