Saturday, August 29, 2009

Reporting Live From Boston

Since arriving on the scene, we've had two tropical storms (Bill and Danny-what's with it boys?) that to be honest have been little piddles compared to what I'm used to from the Gulf Coast. I've been shopping with Keara, helped Linda with Kevin's graduation party, seen three sisters, two of 5 Cape cousins, several old friends from college and fisheries days (with more on the schedule tonight and next week), had lunch at the Twin Willows in Narragansett (chowdah and clam cakes) and Sam's Seafood in Falmouth (fried clam plate-with bellies, god they were good). I'm getting full coverage of all things Kennedy and Red Sox.

It's so great to be able to watch EVERY game on NESN. To put icing on the cake, Rem Dawg (Jerry Remy) is back in the booth after his cancer treatment and Tim Wakefield picked up where he left off before his injury before the All Star break. Last night's game was tied in the 8th when the tarps came out for almost an hour of rain delay. I couldn't keep my eyes open after our little road trip, so I went to bed, and found out this morning that they had indeed won. But I did see the play of the game, which I will treat you to here. This is why Jason Varitek is such a big part of this team.

Now excuse me, I have to go pay my respects at Ted's funeral.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Random Happenings

It's been a busy August here in the Gorge. I finally downloaded a few photos. I have no pictures of Keara's visit, so will have to steal Lloyd's when he downloads his camera.

We had some cloudy days with ominous clouds

We had some sunny days with swirly clouds

Lloyd worked on the patio

And finished itThe goodies from the garden keep on coming.

The blackberries are plump and juicy, some are now jam, others are in a pie, which is now 3/4 eaten. With Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. By the two of us over the last few days.

The Husum Yacht Club met for a pot luck at Northwestern Lake Saturday evening.

Bill cooked hot dogs on his campfire

Too bad it was too cold and windy to launch any of our 'yachts'.
The rest of us drank the Official Wine of the Husum Yacht Club, and a few others

We sure know how to have fun.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Finally, someone on network news has the courage to say what needs to be said.
Listen up, mainstream media...

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Monday, August 3, 2009


Recently, we were invited to a moveable feast that started at Blonde Velvet and Me alpaca farm up Snowden Road apiece (oh, about 13.5 miles). Carol and Rick's farm is part of what was the town of Snowden. They think their house might have been a general store. We sat outside with great views of Mt. Adams and had appetizers, salad and wine.

And took pictures of the very sweet alpacas. Last time we saw them, they were fuzzy. They now have their summer haircuts.

The first picture is of the mommas and babies.

Next are the 'teenagers'.

The others are my favorite young guys.

I learned that they don't like hands, as in when you want to pet one, they won't like it. They do like noses. So rather than hold out your hand, you should get down to their level and offer your nose. They will respond in kind.

Very cool animals. And they hum. They really do.

Carol showed us the bags and bags of newly shorn fleece in her TV/fitness room which doubles as a storage area for the valuable soft and fluffy fleece before it is shipped off to be made into fabulous clothing. If you are ever in Hood River, stop into her shop, The Enchanted Alpaca. I dare you to look but not touch...

Across the street at Gail and Jay's, we had BBQd hamburgers and chicken, and everyone's side dishes. And homemade cherry ice cream. Their house used to be the old Post Office!

We are getting to know some wonderful people here in paradise. Thanks for a great evening!