Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

WHERE ON EARTH IS IT?

Mr C has just upgraded my PC to Windows 7, and so far I am liking it. I have a bee in my bonnet about changing the header on my garden blog, but to create a new one I need to find the CD and download a program that was previously on the computer before Windows 7. Hmmmm perhaps it is in one of my desk drawers.
Well two hours later, four drawers have been emptied of their contents, old papers shredded, other things rubber banded or in ziplock baggies, a bag of rubbish to put in the garbage, and still no CD.
The CD was used a couple of years ago to install the program, so it could be anywhere. Here I was patting myself on the back for being organized, I guess I am not as smart as I thought I was!!
Well, now I have started searching for the elusive CD I may as well re-organize the whole room, I know the darn thing will turn up when I least expect it. Now where is the CD?
I searched all over the place and could not locate it. BUT I do have four lovely neat drawers, I can find anything in at a glance *grin*

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

REFLECTIONS

It wasn't until I removed my sun glasses, as I sat in the boat at Banks Lake,that I noticed how lovely the reflections were on the mirrored surface of the water.




Friday, June 18, 2010

BANKS LAKE TRIP - PART 2

We had been at the resort just a short time, and I was in the RV setting things in order for our stay, when the most delicious aroma wafted in through the open window.
I had to go and investigate who was cooking something so mouthwatering.

Wayne & son Mike, our neighbors, had their dinner on the grill, and what a dinner it was going to be.

Drool, just look at those humongous steaks, slobber! excuse me while I wipe my chin.


Mike, watching over dinner to make sure it is done to perfection.

This is our little RV. Mr C calls it our 'land yacht'

Camp is all set up, and we ready to enjoy some fishing, relaxing and good times with our Fishin' Club friends.

Looking through the back window of the RV

We love this camping spot, as we are able to pull our boat up right onto the beach, and tie it to a tree right behind the RV. It is so convenient when loading and unloading our fishing gear, snacks and cooler, before and after a days outing.

Looking down the beach towards the docks and office/tackle shop.

A view of our campsite from outside the log boom.

The office/tackle shop where you can equip yourself for a days fishing, buy the basic groceries, an ice cream bar, gas up your boat, buy some clothing, and much more.

I can hear the guys saying "so much stuff, so little time!"

I always check out the clothing, and this time I bought a nice top, which just happened to be on the clearance rack.

Three lovely ladies in the office/tackle shop always ready to answer any questions and help in any way to ensure your stay at the resort is a happy one.

Mr C on his way back to our campsite with a tub of night crawlers in hand. I release any we don't use into my garden, when we return home.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Banks Lake trip - part one

Come along with us as we travel to Banks Lake Washington. We left early Thursday June 10th on a cool rainy morning. We were hoping to find some sunshine in eastern Washington, and Saturday dawned bright with not a cloud in sight. It was a lovely day in the mid 70'sF and after all the cold wet dreary days, we have had to endure here on Whidbey Island, the warmth felt so good.
The slide show starts on the western side of the Cascade Range as we started our drive over the North Cascade highway Our six and a half hour drive took us through lush wooded areas, up over the Cascades where there was still a lot of snow, through miles and miles of sagebrush covered land, past orchards and a lot of o
ther varied terrain. At times we drove alongside raging rivers, through heavy downpours, then into the sunshine, and back into rain, but it was clear by the time we reached our destination.
The photos were taken as we drove along, so some of them are not the best, but I hope you enjoy the slide show anyway.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Steel Challenge, Ephrata

We finally found some sunshine over in Ephrata on Saturday, when we were there to compete in the WA State Steel Challenge match. Of course, our trip didn't go without some drama, which almost seems to be the norm for us. Check it out HERE

The Super Squad
This is what we called ourselves. Six super people, having a super time.



John shooting 'outer limits'


Stacey stepping out on 'outer limits'

Keewee leaving the first shooter's box on 'outer limits.
This is not one of my favorite stages.


Debra as she leaves the first shooter's box on 'outer limits'


Teresa shooting 'outer limits.

One two three steps and Mr C will be in the second shooter's box on 'Outer limits'



John being timed by Debra.


Mr C knocking paint of the steel targets.



Stacey has a good firm grip




Teresa waiting for the buzzer so she can commence firing.



John sending some lead down range.

Debra with her sweet shooting revolver.

John taking a little break.

I thought I hadn't shot all that well, but it was enough to come home with an award for Top Lady in rimfire and 19th overall. Mr C was 2nd in rimfire Optics and was Top Senior. Debra was second in rimfire iron. So our 'super squad' did quite well.

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Keewee

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Patrick

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Mr C

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John

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

AMSTERDAM

Whenever I wandered the streets of Amsterdam my eyes were always drawn to the architecture of the old buildings. Many were brick with arched windows and many had beautiful artwork on the facades.

This brick building with a dome on top took my eye.

As we walked closer I could see some of the lovely decorative work gracing the front of the old building.

Then there are buildings like these. I was particularly drawn to the one on the corner with its small square tower. As I stood there looking at all the interesting angles, shapes and building materials used in it's construction, I wondered who lived here in the past and who lives here now. I imagined people past and present climbing the small narrow stairs to the upper rooms, and what it must have been, and is now like to live in such an interesting building.

I wondered if that is a bedroom behind the little open window set in the tile roof, and did/do they bump their heads often as I am sure that is a very tiny room. Look at all the beautiful wood work around and above the windows, the face in center, above the four square windows, and the iron scroll work decorating each corner beside the window. I was yearning to be able to enter this building to look around.