Saturday, August 27, 2011

This and That

We spent a week in Mt. Vernon, WA, and, although they pale beside the crabbing experience, we did do a few other things.

When we first arrived, we ran smack into some police action.

We even made the paper.

I just liked this lone tree we found on our walk around one of the San Juan Islands.

There is always food involved with the WINs. This was just finger foods, but we filled up.

One day we took a tour of the Boeing factory in Everett. Cameras are not allowed on the tour, but we saw them building the giant 747s and the new 787s. They get parts from all over the world and built specially modified 747s to transport them. I thought it look like a pregnant airplane.

One day we visited nearby La Conner, home of the famous (in their minds, anyway) Rainbow Bridge. Cute town, but honestly, all these little towns are cute.

But for something unusual, just look at these clouds!

Have you ever seen a perfect 'feather' cloud?

One more of Rainbow Bridge and cool clouds.

Can you see what this naughty little fountain dog is doing?

Oh, and most exciting, we did laundry and replaced a spring on one of the leveling jacks that broke. Woo-hoo!

On a totally unrelated topic, my daughter's friend posted this warning on Facebook.

As Hurricane Irene prepares to batter the East Coast, federal disaster officials have warned that Internet outages could force people to interact with other people for the first time in years. Residents are bracing themselves for the horror of awkward silences and unwanted eye contact. FEMA has advised: “Be prepared. Write down possible topics to talk about in advance. Sports...the weather. Remember, a conversation is basically a series of Facebook updates strung together."

Not to make light of a serious subject, but I thought it was cute.


  1. Glad you weren't the subject that SWAT team was after, those guys can play a little rough!

    That doggie fountain is a scream! Now I have to see if I can buy one.

  2. Your feather cloud probably isn't a cloud at all, but rather a chemtrail.

    On clear days, watch the sky. You'll see planes leaving these trails. It's a frequent occurrence, unfortunately.

    Love the doggie fountain!

  3. Thats not a water-fountain its a tinkle fountain!
    WOW so you guys mixed it up with the cops COOL!!
    I spend less time online less days....The red is wearing off the candy I reckon...
    Safe Travels!!

  4. Beautiful feather clouds ... and I had to chuckle at the Facebook post ... but there is a degree of truth in it, isn't there?