Friday, May 24, 2024

Full Moon

 

Another view from our parking spot on the water.  I got up in the middle of the night and saw the moon shining across the water.  It was pretty fabulous.  Then I went back to sleep.  



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2018: Refueling
2017: Twilight Parking
2016: Truck, Please Take Me To...
2015: It's What's For Dinner
2014: The House Was Nice, But The Tree Was Amazing
2013: Doubling The Gold In Wyoming
2012: Down Louisiana Way, Where The Blue Dog Resides
2011: Crossing The Park To 5th Avenue
2010: All Work, All Play
2009: Was My Mother Hot, Or What???
2008: The Fiddleheads Of Maine
2007: Fifteen Dollar. We Make Nail Nice. No Probrem.
2006: Road Testing The Girl
2005: Ed Time

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Prime Parking

My seat at the dinette table in the sleeper berth of the truck faces forward, with my view being whatever is in front of the nose of the cab.  

This is the view I see when we're parked on Port Townsend Bay in Port Hadlock-Irondale, Washington.  We face the bay and can see Mount Townsend, part of the Olympic Mountain Range, in the distance.

The sun sparkles off the water most of the day, we see sailboats and fishing boats pass by, and watch birds on the shore as the tides go in and out. 

THIS is prime parking.  



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2018: Explore The Hive
2017: An Odd Little Hedgehog
2016: Go Further
2015: Until We Meet Again
2013: Pinged
2006: Every Eight To Twelve Seconds
2005: Sorry, no post on this day.


Wednesday, May 22, 2024

You Can Thank The Tilting Earth

 

This is the view of Port Townsend Bay from our parking spot. I took this photo at 8:47 pm.  The days are definitely getting longer!



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2018: From The Dust Of The Earth
2017: Full Service

2016: Approaching El Paso
2015: Dark And Stormy Abilene
2014: Where The Rooms Have Angels
2013: Under All Is The Land
2012: Squinty Eyes? Check. Big Smile? Check. Ed, Happy? Check.
2011: The Last Great Italian
2010: That’s So Cherry
2009: Crouching Eddie Hidden Lamb Friday
2008: Help Me Understand
2007: Take Two Lattes And Call Me In The Morning
2006: It’s Never Too Late For A Good Sale
2005: The Original Goldfish


Tuesday, May 21, 2024

We're Back!

 

Approaching the Customs Officer at the Port of Entry in Port Angeles, Washington, United States.



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2018: Tacos?
2017: 
Set The World On Fire

2016: Eff Your Beauty Standards
2015: This Steak Caused A Buzz
2014: There Was Gold Everywhere
2013: Two Telephone Poles And A Cloud
2012: I’ve Yet To Make Lemonade
2011: Alien Ribs Of The North
2010: White’s Bastard Cousin
2009: Jake
2008: I Might Have To Be Put In Restraints For Our Next Conversation
2007: People Who Are Happy To Help You Drown In Debt
2006: I, I, I
2005: Sorry, no post for this day.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Pitch And Roll On May Long Weekend

 

The ferry ride from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada to Port Angeles, Washington, United States was rougher than usual.  It was very windy and quite chilly when we left and once we got out of the harbor into the open water, the waves made for a rocky ride.

We were tossed from side to side for quite a while, with people darting back and forth as they zig-zagged through the boat.  I was worried that the items in our truck parked below deck were being strewn about, but when we got back to it, everything was still in place.

We hit land around 9:00 in the evening - the crossing is only an hour and a half - so we didn't have to endure the roll for too long.

I'm disappointed we didn't get to stay longer this visit and enjoy the May Long Weekend festivities that are planned in honor of Queen Victoria.  We're missing a parade!

To my Canadian Friends - Happy Victoria Day!



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2018: Maintenance Man
2017: 
Always Check Your Mirrors

2016: Summer Fun!
2015: Hudson Glow
2014: What Lies Behind The Gates And Beneath The Gilding
2013: Super Smooth Ride
2012: Handling Meat For Over 144 Years
2011: Investing In Your Investment – Part Two

2010: 
Here’s Your Sign

2009: A Mini And Me
2008: Wild In Tennessee
2007: Isn’t There A Third Evil?
2006: What The Hell Is This?? 
2005: Sorry, no post for this day.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Departing The Queen's Harbor

 

Yesterday I showed the wake of our ferry leaving the inner harbor in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  Here's a wider view of what we left behind.  You can see the Fairmont Empress Hotel all the way to the right, just before the end of the line of buildings.


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2017: Explosive, Powerful, And Short When It Comes To Flying

2016: House Love
2015: Perhaps You Should Have Hired An Airplane, Not A Truck
2014: Another Good Reason For Time Off
2013: I'd Follow Him Anywhere
2012: Yes! We Have No Bananas
2011: Investing In Your Investment – Part One
2010: A Tank Full Of Freightliners
2009: The Sad, Sad Future Of Our Young People
2008: Sighting The American Idiots
2007: Orbiting Out Of Control
2006: Passing Through Life
2005: Texas Pride?

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Leaving Victoria In Our Wake

 

The wake of the ferry as it leaves the Inner Harbor of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.




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2018: A Little Bit Of China In The District
2017: 
Eighteen And Life To Go

2016: Butter Sculptures And Luxury Camping All In The Same Post
2015: Eye See You, Orlando
2014: Handmade Import
2013: So Serene, Even Serial Killers Would Be Drawn To It
2012: Time To Lounge
2011: You Can All Stop Complaining Now
2010: This Puss Doesn’t Have Bots
2009: Milling, Spinning, And Bleating
2008: What Happens When You Have Too Much Time To Think
2007: Eddie Rides A Polar Bear Friday
2006: Lite Brite, Making Things With Light
2005: Texas Pride?

Friday, May 17, 2024

Gilded Descent

 

A view from the main staircase in the lobby of the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.



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2018: Devoted To Worship
2017: The Daily Coyote

2016: Waiting For A New Life
2015: Fair Winds!
2014: Over Fifty Years In The Making
2013: Boom! Color.
2012: Little Dragonflies Alighting Upon My Ears
2011: Snuggling On Hold
2010: Confessions
2009: There’s Nothing Like The Humor Of A New Yorker
2008: Anne’s Land And Beyond
2007: Butter Me Up
2006: Master Backer Or Master Bater?
2005: Not By The Hair Of My Chinny, Chin, Chin!!

Thursday, May 16, 2024

The Queen Of The Harbor

 

The Fairmont Empress Hotel sits above the Lower Causeway pedestrian path at the inner harbor in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.



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2017: Cheesy Reward
2016: On Shaky Ground
2015: Harnessing The Power Of The Wind
2014: Listen And Learn
2013: Escape From Texas
2012: Like Cattle In A Penn
2011: Another Day In The Trucking Life
2010: Ed Prepares For The Italy Trip
2009: Strolling Along The Atlantic
2008: Eddie Chatting It Up Friday
2007: The ABC’s Of Me
2006: After The Storm
2005: The Essence Of Me

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Twisting Skyward

 

The Pacific Madrone (also called the Arbutus Tree) is one of my favorite trees in the Pacific Northwest. 

I first saw it on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.  Their peeling dark reddish-orange bark and smooth trunk in similar hues are distinct.  It's easy to spot an Arbutus tree among the lush green foliage that surrounds it.  

I find them most beautiful when their backdrop is the water, and the sun hits their fiery bark illuminating it in a way that draws your eye right to it.  

You can see a few more photos and read more about the tree on this site.  


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2018: The First To Govern The Beehive State
2017: A Glympse Of Eddie's Day

2016: I Nap Where I Want
2015: Kites And Kajillionaires
2014: Art In The Old Pueblo
2013: Cinco Canciones I Love
2012: The Path To Christopher Street
2011: It Was A Dark And Stormy Night
2010: More “Holy Crap!” Then “Oh Dear”
2009: Eddie So Hot He’s Cookin’ Like Guy Fieri Friday
2008: Maybe She Should Hold Off On The Pet Ownership
2007: It Must Be A Sign
2006: Keeping Time With His Ticker
2005: Yo! Yo! Yo!

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

A Two-Headed Ass

What are these donkeys drinking?? 

I had a little fun with the donkeys at the My-Chosen Cafe in Metchosin, British Columbia.  



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2018: Getting Soaked By The Choctaws
2017: Catering To The Mothers
2016: Checking The Shot
2015: The World Races To Newport
2014: Every Time You Open Your Mouth Diamonds Come Rolling Out
2013: The Real Way To Save The Planet
2012: Lunch At The Park
2011: I’ve Got A Crush On You
2010: The D’Angelo Bros. Outfit The Navy
2009: One Day A Revered Indian Chief, The Next Day Wagon Train Eye Candy
2008: Not Exactly The Best Way To Reach Out To Your Community
2007: Carny At The Junction
2006: Mother Superior
2005: Great Expectations

Monday, May 13, 2024

That Yellow Rope

 

Mooring rope on the Seaspan ferry.



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2018: A Day To Shine
2017: Over The Adventurous Land

2016: Un Ping├╝ino Prepares For The Ride Of His Life
2015: Cash Only Seafood
2014: Exactly
2013: Cottage Industry
2012: The Whole World
2011: Weekend Retreat
2010: I Might Even Give It An Academy Award
2009: Two Poles, One Man, No Fish
2008: When You Don’t Have Time To Make More Than One Trip
2007: A Mother Of A Mother
2006: Could You Love William Perry?
2005: Herding The Blogger Sheep

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Happy Mother's Day!

I took a picture of these beautiful azaleas in Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada.  The entire area was blooming with color, the island is so lush!

Azaleas symbolize happiness and positive energy.  What a perfect flower for Mother's Day!



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2018: Blooms!
2017: Looking Good Before The Pounce

2016: Rollin' The Dice
2015: The Pond Is A Lot Smaller Than You Think
2014: You Can't Sleep Here But You Can Get A Fruit And Veg Fix
2013: Mommy And Me Kickin' It At The Yacht Club
2012: Dinner At The Diner
2011: My Guitar Hero
2010: The Competition Is Getting Fierce
2009: A Little Smooch Makes Everything Taste Better
2008: The Greatest Spectacle In Racing
2007: Jalapenos Basking In The California Sunshine
2006: Millions Of Miles Of Knowledge
2005: Midnight Snack 

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Open Deck Transport

 

We made another trip on the Seaspan ferry from Delta, British Columbia to Swartz Bay, British Columbia, located on Vancouver Island. 

It's the best view from a ferry we've ever been transported on.  We back onto the front of the ship, they put up a little net to keep us from going over the side (LOL), and away we go!  We just sit in the cab of our truck and have an unobstructed view as we snake through the Gulf Islands.  

The weather was gorgeous and since it's whale migration season, we thought we might see some orcas swimming through the Strait of Georgia, but sadly, we didn't have such luck. 

Maybe next time!


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2018: Good Answer!
2017: A Really Big Shoei

2016: Spatchcock!
2015: Completely And Utterly In The Pink
2014: Hammer Down Thrifting
2013: Does Anyone Have One Of These I Can Borrow?
2012: Built Like A Mack
2011: Luxor-ious Seating
2010: Sharing A Moment
2009: When Sunny Gets Blue
2008: Putting The Friendly Back In The Skies
2007: White Squall
2006: Free As A Bird
2005: The Heat Is On

Friday, May 10, 2024

Stormy Seibert

A storm cloud in Seibert, Colorado.  We drove into this - talk about hellacious rain! - but it was over before we knew it.  The angry skies didn't get us.



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2018: Running Through Oil Fields
2017: Famous Desert Singers

2016: Work In Progress
2015: Music City Drive-By
2014: I'll Meet You At Sue's
2013: And Then The Rains Came
2012: When You Need To Point Out Which One Is Herb
2011: A Road Diverged In The Wood And I Lived To Tell About It
2010: I’m A Researchin’ Fool
2009: The Closest I’ll Ever Come
2008: Who Is He Kidding?
2007: The Captain Of My Vessel
2006: Baking Is Fun!
2005: Sticks And Stones

Thursday, May 09, 2024

Gregarious Birds Of The Desert Southwest

 

One of many in our yard, this is a Gambel's Quail perched on a rock. 

We have tons of them - they are playful, run quickly, fight with each other (the males, duh), and are delightful to watch.



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2018: Evoking The American Southwest
2017: 
The Dusty Monk

2016: Welding 101
2015: Tower Of Sheer Evil
2014: Bird Shadows
2013: Bike Shopping Part Deux
2012: Well Worth The Mess
2011: Reading Time
2010: A Mother Of A Flood
2009: Hail To The Driver
2008: Eddie Shows His Good Side Friday
2007: Go Bananas!!
2006: Shmuley Says
2005: Fangboner