ABC Wednesday starts up again at the beginning of the Alphabet for it’s 21st round this week. Melody is the new hostess and the new ABC site is found by clicking here.
We stopped in traffic by this building with it’s unique sign on our way to Interstate 90 on one of our trips home from Eastern Washington.
Summer view from son’s mile long driveway.
We want to start a pool on when this barn is going to collapse.
A different view from our son’s driveway and part of the driveway, too, headed down to the main road.
All these photos were taken from places that have a Colville address in late June 2017. Colville is in Northeastern Washington in Steven’s County. The next time we visit our Colville kids will probably be in August. They are coming here next weekend, woohoo! Addy’s first visit to Baba and Gramp’s house. During that same time a grand nephew will be making his first visit to Great Uncle and Great Auntie’s with his big sister who was here once before for Katie and Andrew’s wedding in 2012.
It is definitely summer here with sunshine and warm temperatures. I’ll need to get out and water again soon. I’ve started to pick blueberries off our large bush. It’s a race between me and the birds on who gets to the ripe ones first.
I’ll be Linking up to Saturday’s Critters with Eileen and The Barn Collective with Tom the Backroads Traveller.
All these barns were situated along Highway 395 between Spokane and Colville.
Linking up with Tom for The Barn Collective. Thanks Tom.
Every chance I’ve gotten since Friday I’ve been working on restoring posts and replacing photos on posts dating back to 2007 because Photobucket has blacked out all my photos and it makes for a very ugly sight on my posts. I’ve also had to clean up my posts on Mennonite Girls Can Cook. I’ll keep plugging away and determine which posts are worthy to save and which ones I should just delete and not spend extra time on. Hope you all are having a good weekend.
Click over to Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog to see a wonderful tribute posted by Judy.
May the friendship between our two countries last forever.
The plaque says: “What an object lesson of peace is shown today by our two countries to all the world. No grim-faced fortifications mark our frontiers, no huge battleships patrol our dividing waters, no stealthy spies lurk in our tranquil border hamlets. Only a scrap of paper, recording hardly more than a simple understanding, safe-guarding lives and properties on the Great Lakes, and only humble mile posts mark the inviolable boundary line for thousands of miles through farm and forest.”
“Our protection is in our fraternity. Our armour is our faith. The tie that binds more firmly year by year is..
…ever increasing acquaintance and comradeship through interchange of citizens and the compact is not of perishable parchment, but of fair and honorable dealing, which, god grant, shall continue for all time.”
Erected by Kiwanis, international in memory of a great occasion in the life of two sister nations here on July 26, 1923. Warren Gamaliel Harding twenty-ninth president of the United States of America, and first president to visit Canada. Charter member of the Kiwanis Club of Marion, Ohio, spoke words that are worthy of record in lasting granite dedicated September 16, 1925.
I’m headed out for a walk this morning with the Wonder Walkers. It will be a fine distraction from the tedious work to restore many of my posts. Hope you all have a good first day of July.
This is my Mosaic Monday without linking up. On Friday the 23rd of June we traveled east over the Cascade Mountain Range along Interstate 90 to Colville. When we reach Spokane we head north and connect to Hwy 395 to travel the last 70 miles of our journey. As we near Chewelah we see many familiar signs. In the summertime the streets in Chewelah and Colville are lined with flower displays in hanging baskets and along the road in planters. On this journey we stopped at our favorite Mexican Restaurant in Chewelah, El Ranchito for an early lunch.
Continuing north on 395 you can tell you are in logging country.
We took a back road to get to our kid’s home and enjoyed these great country scenes along the way.
Then we arrived to see who we really wanted to see. She charmed us with many expressions and moods.
Yawns galore before she had another afternoon nap.
Sometimes she needs to express herself and she gets all our attention. It was a nice drive and reunion.
We will have had three full days with the kids before we head home early Tuesday morning. Sunday was the hottest day so far here and today is another hot one with temps expected to hit 93 with possible thunderstorms. With no air-conditioning it gets hard to do anything but sit around in front of fans. It’s cooling down a bit the next couple of days.
Hope all is well in your corner of the world.
All these views from the Skagit Valley in Washington State were taken from Wiley Rd. and Mann Rd. and at the Reserve at Fir Island.
I’d like to know the story behind this decoration on this out building.
At the end of Mann Rd. from the reserve heading back to Interstate 5 you could see Fir-Conway Lutheran Church on Fir Island Dr.
I’ll be away from the computer for most of Friday. Hope you all have a good weekend. Time will tell if I can link up to The Barn Collective with Tom on Sunday. Happy First weekend of summer!
On June 17th we drove up to Skagit Valley for our first walk with the Wonder Walkers, a short term summer group from our church. The summer plan is a different walk in the Puget Sound area each Saturday until the end of August.
Dear and I had never been to this part of the Valley.
The weather cooperated with us and it ended up being a walk that we didn’t need jackets for.
I should have taken my longer camera lens and the next time we go I will. That’s a Heron on top of that bare tree.
This area borders the Skagit Bay and the Skagit River.
This is a walk we’d like to do again since our time was limited and we didn’t walk down every path.
We are about 24 hours from Summer Solstice. The sun did shine here today. I hesitated to share but I’m on another kick to drop several pounds. This time around I am not weighing myself until I see some improvement in my body profile. I was brave enough to take a photo with my phone and when things look different I’ll weigh in and go from there. That will take a while. The reality right now is just to scary for me to attach a number to by stepping on the scale. My first goal is for my jeans to be roomier. After I reach that goal I’ll set another one. Dear and I are not eating anything after 5 pm unless it’s out of our power like celebrations. We also are limiting certain treats if we don’t hit at least 4000 steps on our fitbits. We are aiming for 10,000 a day. I’m counting calories but Dear is not. You won’t hear anything else from me on this subject until I reach my goal.
Enjoy the beginning of our summer season.