Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Snow today. Not sticking but still pretty. Sorry for no post's, not much has been going on. We will be moving in two weeks and I will take lots of pictures of our new dig's. Merry Christmas to you all.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

No pictures today. Winter has come and it's raining. According to the weather people we are in for it tonight and tomorrow. We are snug in our Airstream and warm as toast. I'll have to go outside and put the awnings in, I don't think they will hold up to forcasted wind we are expecting. See you later.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Well, this is what we do in Port Townsend when all of the tourist leave. The 2nd weekend of October is our "KINETIC SKULPTURE RACE". On Sat. they had their float test to make sure they would not sink during the race. Today is race day. How they do it is beyond me. Up hill, down hill, out in the ocean and back too the beach then through a mud field that i couldn't walk through. Last night there was a dance at the VFW, which is in the middle of town, that you had to be an "adult" to get in. Below are more pictures. I had an attraction to the female participants, guess why?

Saturday, October 6, 2012

This is our fall space. We should be here till Jan. Then I think we will move to our home Escapee's park for the rest of the winter. We are scheduled to be back at the Fort on June 1. The houses you see behind Cooper are the old Non. commissioned officer's homes. These were built 100 years ago and today they are rented for the night, weekend or for the week to the public.

Here are our friends the Johnson's. They are co-captains of a huge yacht on the east coast. We have known each other for over 20 years and are the best of friends.

Friday, September 7, 2012

This is the Marine Science building here at the Fort. They have several tide pools inside and instructors for the kids. You are able to feed the critter's and ask all the questions you can think of. The wooden boat festival starts today in Port Townsend. It's really a big deal and there will be lots of beautiful wooden boats. Pictures later.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

These are pictures overlooking the beach and the grounds of the fort. Not a bad place.
This is her truck. Keep in mind, she built this thing from scratch. These people were wonderful. They gave people rides up and down the hill and through the tunnels.
Up on the hill this weekend a bunch of folks moved in to do a reenactment of the early days of the fort. Most all of them are from Canada. My friends Art and Mary will love that. This lady is a welder and she built a large truck to do this in. I'll show you a picture of it in a minute. Did I mention "ART AND MARY ARE COMING TO VISIT US NEXT SPRING". YAY YAY.
Hi, this is a view of our camp from "Artillery Hill". The gun emplacements are up on the hill and point out over the straits of Juan De Fuca. Just look at that view.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

I don't think you can see it but there is a "for sale" sign on the back of this little beauty. It's up in the boat yard in Port Townsend, where I spend a lot of time. It's a 28' Bristle Chanel Cutter built of wood and it is beautiful. The interior is made of exotic hard woods with a lot of brass accents. the owner told me they have gone around the world twice in it. I really love our Airstream, but, I would trade in a minute.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Well here we are, side by side on moving day. I'm glad that's over. Now all we have to do is sell the small one. Can you see Cooper in the shade of the trailer. Of course we had to pick a hot day in the north west.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

This is Denny. He was a friend of mine 35 years ago when we were in the same yacht club in southern California. He and his wife had a Petterson 44ft sail boat just like the one Sheri and I had and we cruised a lot of Mexico together. Denny and his wife Barb now own a small farm here in Port Townsend. The were at the fair showing their prize primitive sheep. They took home all of the blue ribbons this year. Denny is a good friend and a grate sailor.

It's county fair time in Port Townsend. It's a really small town fair where everybody knows everybody els, even the horses are friendly here.

Well here we were in line to catch the ferry home from the main land when we picked up the new Airstream. This was 2 1/2 weeks ago and we are moved in and getting everything in place. That 30ft trailer looks really long!

Monday, July 30, 2012

OK, I'm way late in updating but this moving stuff is hard. Sheri is buried in her kitchen stuff. I tried helping her and you can guess how that went. The joy of our life style is we can take the time to do things right and then do them again if we are not happy with the first results. I just read the morning notes on my friend Art's blog. He and his wife Mary are building their "off the grid home" in Canada. It seams Mary is away and Art is reflecting today. He has a gift for writing and today he put to pen what all of us think about. Thanks Art. You have made me stop and think about life once more.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Well it's been a busy period for us but we will be done in a few days. We go over to pick up the new rig on wednesday and will have our old 2006 up for sale by next weekend. Going to test the f150 on towing. according to ford we should more than ok as long as we don't use overdrive. I'll let you  know how it went.

We most likely wont be posting for this next week so I'll see you later.

Sheri is having too much fun.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

OK we did it. This is our new home. It's a 1994 excella and the clear coat is still in tact.

 This is our queen walk around bed which was ordered when the original owner bought the trailer

 No more making up the dinette every night. We have room on his own bed now. I'll post more later. We pick up the new rig on Wednesday and have a lot to do here to get our current trailer ready to sell.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Well you can see what I have been doing. Sailing season is in full swing here and I like to spend most of my time at the harbor. Sheri is doing really good and is back dog grooming and happy as a clam. We have been looking for a larger trailer. Found the perfect one but it was in Ohio and by the time I drove out and got it back here we would have way too much money in it. We will find one some day and hope it will be before winter.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Here are some of the "pickers" that are at the Fort for the week. This is the "commons" building which is just down the hill from our camp spot. Not bad!

 Sheri is looking good. We are getting for our first party of the summer. We have a bunch of friends from Port Townsend coming over.
 Here we are. As usual we had more than enough food for everybody.

Below is a couple and their little one getting ready for their morning classes. There is 100s of Fidel players here for the week. They do some free concerts and they are wonderful.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Here is Sheri, on the mend. This was last week and she is up and running around now. She and Smoky spent a lot of time together and now have a very strong bond. Sheri wanted to thank everybody for their good wishes and prayers. She goes tomorrow for another MRI on her eyes then we hope to have a decision from the eye Dr. on her eye surgery.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Well, we have spent the last two days at the Dr. offices. Sheri had her stitches out and almost completed her eye MRI. She is doing fine, according to her doctor's. We go back in the middle of July to get checked on, then I hope we are done with everything but her eye's.

Monday, June 18, 2012

I just wanted to give you an update on Sheri's progress. She is doing much better. We have no problems with her incision and her sore throat is gone. This Thursday we see her surgeon and Endo. Dr.. Then in the afternoon she will have a MRI on her eyes. She will be better than new.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sheri came home from the hospital yesterday. everything went well and she is getting ready for eye surgery. We will keep you posted.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sorry, no pictures today. Sheri is getting ready for surgery this Wednesday and we are really busy. Been at the different Drs. offices almost every day and there is allot of driving to get back and forth. She will come home on Thursday if all goes well. I'll keep you posted. Keep her in your thoughts.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Went to the undersea warfare museum yesterday. It's only about 12 miles south of us and is an easy drive. While walking around I turned a corner and here was a large model of my first boat when I was in the navy. This is the USS Croaker, SSK246. I spent 3 years aboard and we traveled about 25,000 miles. Remember this was in the 1960s and the cold war and Vietnam was going strong. We were based out of Groten Conn. but we weren't there much. Good times

Friday, May 25, 2012

Well we went to the eye doctor yesterday. It appears that Sheri will have to have eye surgery. She is going in for a MRI on her eyes next Thursday. We don't know which surgery will be first, eye's or thyroid. I'll keep you posted.

This vessel is a converted fishing vessel to a yacht and she is beautiful. Just $299,000. Wish I was rich.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

OK, my friend Art is always driving around with one hand and shooting pictures with the other and he hasn't crashed yet so I thought I would try it and this is what I got. Not too bad I thought. It kind of looks like we are in the Swiss Alps but no, we are in the north west of the good old USA.

Monday, May 21, 2012

This is the schooner Martha. She is a restoration project here in Port Townsend. I don't know all the details yet but I'm thinking about volunteering. I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The parade was a lot of fun. There were 115 entries and some of them were way out there but all of the streets were lined and we had a lot of fun.
This weekend is the Rhododendron festival in Port Townsend. Part of the festival is the "Pocket Yacht" show at the wooden boat ficility. I spent a lot of time here. As usual the weather was wonderful so we spent the whole day in town

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sheri and Smoky are standing in front of our favoriate coffee shop. We don't go here every morning but we are there a lot. The other is "the king" Smoky in his bed, where he spends a lot of time. Were not sure of the date but Sheri will be having her operation for her Graves in the next 3 weeks or so. I'll keep you posted.
This is the light house at the other end of town looking north over the hood canal. This light house is on Fort Warden where we will be work camping starting in June. I just can't figure out why we like it here so much, can you.
This is a picture of downtown Port Townsend. If you look close you can see the snow covered mountains above the the city. The weather has been better than we could of asked for and we have been outside as much as we can to enjoy it. We have been married 19 years as of yesterday. The time has gone by so fast we still can't believe it and we are still on the adventure.

Monday, May 7, 2012

This is a picture of the main gate at our escapees park here in Port Townsend. It has been another beautiful weekend here with temp's in the upper 60s. We spent most of last week in doctor's offices. Sheri is getting ready to have her Graves taken care of. We met the surgen and really liked him. We should know, by the end of this week, her operation date. I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

This is some of the things people do up here for fun. It's the anual kite flying contest on the coast. On this day the weather was perfect and we had a ball. We are staying home today and being lazy, not that we are not lazy any other day. It's raining today but the forcast for the weekend is wonderful so we will be out and around.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Here is our camp at the escapees park in Port Townsend. We will be here till the first of June when we move up to the fort. We are really getting in to the north west way of life. Less TV, more reading and a lot of coffee. Went to the farmers market over the weekend. Most everything grown here is organic and the produce and plants are beautiful. I'll post some pictures next week of the market. Busy doctor week this week so posting will be a little less. See you next time.

Friday, April 27, 2012

This is the view from our camp site at the fort. We will be located in down town Port Townsend at Fort Worden. Nice view isn't it. Everything is green and blooming up here, it's a lot different than the desert and we forgot how much we love it. Our town is a lot like our friends Art and Mary's town in Canada. Its small and folky in style. Well Sheri has been out taking pictures so I will down load and see if I can publish any of them.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

This is the wooden boat facality here in Port Townsend. They have a wonderful boat building program and many youth programs. In early fall they have a yearly wooden boat festivle and some of the best looking boats you have ever seen come into town to show off. We voluenteer every year for this weekend and the people are great.
Well I'm in trouble. Here is the little boat I'm thinking about getting. Looks good doesn't it. I really need to get back on the water in some form, it's been way too long. See you next time.