Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Hello Bury!

It will be great to be back in the UK to visit family & friends. So good to be back...hello. Rolling green hills, stone walls, a cow or horse, perhaps a pub or two.

Photo: Holcolm Hill, Bury, Lancashire, England

Spa Day-ja-vu ! ! !

Oh my goodness, it's a "Spa Day" from yesteryear. KormaCurry & I chillin' like the residents that we are, with a fabulous seaweed mask from Body Shop on....

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sand between your toes...

Since it has been cold and rainy lately, I have been reminiscing about the sun & sand. What can be better than to grab a cold one, a favorite book & head down to an epic, sandy beach for the day. Here are a few of the great beaches I have had the privilege to chill at...

Albufeira, Portugal

Paleokastritza, Corfu, Greece

Nice, France

Palma Nova, Majorca, Spain

Vernazza, Cinque Terra, Italy

Monday, June 11, 2007

GPS? Bored? Go Geocaching!

Geocaching is a wierd and wonderful sport. So, here is how it works...Geocaching is an outdoor sport that involves the use of a Global Positioning System ("GPS") receiver to find a "geocache" (or "cache") placed anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small, waterproof container containing a logbook and "treasure", you take something from the cache you locate, and you leave something and bury it back up again, or hide it again.

Our friends are really into it, so we went along on one of their adventures. They looked online, we were in Ballard, Washington. The closest geocache site was near Sunset Beach. We all jumped in the car and went to a park. The GPS told us that the cache was down the hill in the woods somewhere. We located it in about 7 minutes. It was in the form of a cooking pot with a lid, partially buried and under some leaves. The cache was filled with all sorts of kool stuff, music cds, marbles, useless bits of old, chewed up Ken dolls and such.

We rummaged through the cache for about 10 minutes. Added our own trinket, a carved, marble bear & we buried it back up for the next Geocache dudes.


Friday, June 8, 2007

2007 Kool new music!

I have been listening to some interesting new stuff. One band...The Silversun Pickups, which remind me, personally, of old Smashing Pumpkins, from the early "grunge era". The other, Black Angel, which is remniscent of, perhaps, Spaceman 3, or some other fabulous Psychedelic-Space-Rock-Hipee-Band. Give a listen!

SilverSun Pickups
In rotation: LazyEye
The Black Angels
In rotation: Young Men Dead

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

The Ice Queen Cometh

We had a few snowy, cold winters, on Vashon Island. A jewel of an island, near Seattle, WA. We spent lots of time on the beach, and in the winter, making snow sculptures. This is Janis Joplin reincarnated as Queen Victoria.

Grandma's Attic...

My Grandma, whom I was very close to, passed on a few years ago. Grandpa, at 93 years old, is downsizing, so the family is helping out. In checking out the vast accumulation of 70 years of personal belongings & memories, I found some pretty amazing things. Hairnet packages from the 50's and milk bottle caps from when Grandpa delivered milk back in the early 1920's or 30's. This is the house that they built in Port Angeles, WA. The photo was taken in the 1940's.