Sunday, July 24, 2016
We originally went to our neighborhood theater (multi-screen) around 7 pm. The box office told me that the 7:30 show was sold out. What to do? Naomi whips out her phone, finds another theater not too far away that doesn't look sold out. "Want me to buy tickets?" she asks. Ba da boom, ba da bing, she takes out her card and buys us the tickets to Let's go, she says. We get the directions to the other theater and make it with plenty of time to spare.
At the end, the very long credits come up. Naomi says there's a part at the end. Most of the people in the theater stay also. But I catch a name in the credits, you know how fast they go, how can you pick out a name? Adam Ray, voice of Slimer. Hey, there was a kid from around here, Adam Ray. Danny's age. On a soccer team with Danny, Big kid. Vaguely remember him as talented. Could it be him? Yup, it is him! He's an LA show business guy!
Friday, July 22, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Today she got the email. She had asked for Seoul as she thought there would be more western style services and people.
But she got Mokpo City, a small (250K) harbor city on the very southwest tip of the country. So there you go, that's where she's going. She doesn't know if there are any other teachers from her group going there. She was automatically put in a facebook group for her region. The group started out with "For those going off the beaten path...." Oh well so much for the big city.
Monday, July 11, 2016
I had been scoping out picnic areas in Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest.
This was late this morning at Beckler River Campground a little over an hour away on Hwy 2, one of his favorite routes. Quite a nice campground in the forest, pretty empty on a Monday on a cloudy cool summer day. Seems like all of June and July have been cool and cloudy. Summer anybody? They had a separate picnic area right by the river.. That's the Beckler River burbling behind him.
Then another ten miles to Deception Falls, a beautiful area where you can see some great rapids and waterfalls very close to the road. Some great very short trails. I did the accessible trail. A lot of white water for .2 miles. Dennis took the longer trail with Teddy who decided that he wanted to run the trail at a full gallop. Dennis was game and the two of them dashed up and down stone steps and along the river.
I took the picture of the lower falls from a footbridge above.
Saturday, July 9, 2016
We went all the way to Sprinker Rec Center in Tacoma to watch one of the LadyHawks teams play. Dennis likes to watch each team at least once, not that we've done it.
Dennis have a little come-apart when faced with the reality of the vacation next month. OK, so I made a bunch of changes but didn't update it on the calendar. It's much longer than we first set it up. Because everybody except for Jessica (we'll miss Jessica) is coming. We'll have a group of 10 or 11 in JJ's house from several different states. Dennis has been busy retiring and, well, I'll take the blame for this. Oh, oh, the reality hits. "What? What?" he says.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Dennis gave his workers this blog site. So I guess I ought to put something up on it.
How about another picture of his retirement party last week or whenever it was. Shows the cake and some decorations.
Tomorrow, finally, will be his last day! He's managed to drag this process out for six months.
We did go to the July 4th party on Harstine Island. Good time, great meal, pretty place. Teddy always has a great time, he sticks right around the people. Nice grassy area, some kids, there's some great fetching to be had. He's still limping. He really loved the kids and they loved him.
On the way back, we had six adults, a large dog, two coolers and 4 cases of wine in the mini van for the trip back. I thought it was a contender. Dennis points out that's nothing compared to the time he brought Susanna along with a double bed and bed frame, kitchen table and four chairs, a dresser a bicycle and a whole bunch of stuff when she had her first student house in Eugene.
Saturday, July 2, 2016
So today, I picked a place nearby. Stamm Overlook in Edmonds. Very very small, just some benches and a trash can. And a fabulous view. I picked up a few pieces of chicken, some potato salad, Greek salad and some cherries.
Off we went; we had a very relaxing time watching the boats on the sound.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Employers (Microsoft, Amazon) are setting up farmers markets for their employees. Right on their campuses. Naomi works these but they haven't quite caught on yet.