Riley loves to hang out the window when we drive anywhere. Weston does as well, but she is a full body girl. We have to hold onto her collar to make sure she stays safe. It was raining pretty good on Sunday, the day we drove home from the beach, and still she wanted to get her head out there. It’s hard to make out, but those are Weston’s feet standing in front of her. I was inside, somewhere, getting something. The little family was waiting for me to come back out to them.
This and the photos that follow were taken yesterday on Sauvie Island. We had a really nice time wandering about out there. I’d recommend it.
Not sure what the deal was with this building, it was empty, but had these huge rusty pipes coming up out of it toward and then under the road. Went to a couple of big valve type things on the other side of the road. Also don’t know what’s with what looked like some sort of elaborate fish traps crossing this body of water, but all told it made a cool photo.
After getting into Victoria and finding our downtown hotel we decided to walk down to the water (not far from where we were staying) to check out the sights. This is the famous Empress Hotel. We didn’t do the high tea thing (we had Weston with us and even though he’s cute and quite the little gentleman, we didn’t think he’d be allowed), but we did get some great shots of it, both day and night. Very cool place.
We had such a good time over at the coast this weekend. Walking on the beach, watching loads of movies (five actually… they were: The Savages, The Guardian, Juno, We Own The Night, and one of my all time favorites, Peter’s Friends), eating good take out Chinese food for dinner and then lunch the next day, chai teas, and walking on the beach… again, and again. It was a very relaxing weekend. Just what we needed.
Weston loved his time away. He’s a happy little camper when he can have both of us with him all the time. He slept, played, ran in the sand, dug in the sand, chased his ball on the sand, and looked out the window of the hotel room at all the birds sailing by.
Finally… we each called our mom’s to wish them happy mother’s day, but I’ll say again here… happy mother’s day mom’s!
Since I was so late in posting last week’s photo, scroll down and you’ll see that it’s there, I wanted to get a jump on it this week.
The theme for the week is Metal. I took this one near the end of the year last year. This gangway is fairly new and goes down to the public docks on the Columbia River. It was sunset and the pink in the sky and reflected in the water was lovely. It made a nice contrast to the metal of the gangway.
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Photo by Karen
We’re home now, but I thought, since I didn’t do this earlier, that I’d recap our continuing adventures in Vegas.
Here goes…. on January 1 we took a little sojourn out to Lake Mead. It was beautiful out there actually. I bit cold, but pretty none the less. The kids love to go to the docks and feed bread to the enormous fish who hang out at the docks just for that activity. We weren’t the only people tossing day old into the water so I guess this is a regular and usual thing. The fish are huge, and a bit eerie… all those mouths opening and thrashing about to get into the best position to grab what’s being offered. An odd thing, but kinda fun.
Other than feeding strange enormous thrashing fish we also wandered the docks taking pictures. Karen took this particular one. I liked the light in the water.