Wednesday, July 19, 2017

More from the Pacific Northwest

We took the ferry from Coupeville to Port Townsend.  The ride's about 30 minutes long so there's plenty of time to leave the RV parked safely below and go up top to see where we're going. This trip cost $77, for both the rv and the Honda.  Well worth it, and fun too.

That looks like a fun place to camp, right next to the ferry dock.

All tightly tucked in.

That's Mt. Baker, with snow, in the distance not a cloud in the sky.

You see the most interesting things. 
 It's hard to tell but there are two container ships, a small one between me and the monster, 
and a nice cabin cruiser and small fishing boat. 

Morning meeting.

Tranquil little cove at low tide.

Be back soon with more pictures.

Evie and Joy

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Flowers of the Northwest

We're in the northwest.  The beautiful northwest.  I could live here in the summer if given the chance. The roads are lined with flowers, the fields are filled with flowers there are flowers everywhere.  We have been in La Conner for a week and it' been my idea of heaven, eating fresh fish every day and looking at flowers.

Roadside flowers.

Parking lot flowers.

Roadside flowers.

Fields of speciality potatoes blooming.

Pretty potato flowers.

Roadside flowers.

All the towns have baskets of flowers hanging along the streets and in shopping centers.

Yard flowers.

Let's not forget there are mountains around here too.

Mt. Baker as seen from the La Conner area.

I don't know which mountain this is, seen from Marysville area.

Sunsets too.

Be back soon with more.
Evie and Joy + two kittens

Friend DeDe's in this area for the summer and we met up for lunch 
at the Waterfront Cafe in La Conner.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Deer Lodge, Montana

These train engines are retired from The Milwaukee Road, which ran from Chicago to Seattle, from 1848 - 1980.  Read about it by clicking on the blue link above.

Moving on to hay harvesting.  This is a Beaverslide hay stacker invented right here in Montana. 

Deer Lodge is home to a very old prison.  Read about it here.  I'm including this second link because it has a better picture of the prison,  #2.

Old hospital building.

Another view of the hospital.

Enough of Deer Lodge, Montana.  Tomorrow, through Idaho we will go and into Washington.

Evie and Joy 

Look what happened today in the Honda.
  Yes I was driving and being very careful.