Thursday, May 31, 2007
I love my Pathfinder.
Monday, May 28, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Dan and I are going to see Robin Williams tonight at the Showbox in Seattle. He's been in town this week doing small shows to work on new material. Monday's show was a benefit for the West Seattle Food Bank. Tuesday's show benefited the Seattle Animal Shelter and tonight's show is for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. The venue only holds 500 seated, so it should be a good show !
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
I pass this statue on campus almost every day. It is placed in front of More Hall - home to the Civil Engineering Department. Who the hell is James J. Hill? Why is he in front of the CE department ? Was he not deemed as important as More to have a building named after him ? Only worthy of a statue ? Here's what I found - quite the correlation.
And here he is addressing the crowd at the opening ceremonies for the 1909 AYPE (Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition).
Monday, May 21, 2007
It's Copper River Salmon season again ! Every May, around the 15th, the first salmon of the season return to the rivers and streams of Alaska with the Copper River being one of the first. King, Sockeye, and Silver salmon embark on long journeys up the Copper River to spawn and lay their eggs. As salmon begin their last journey up this home stretch and prepare to mate, their feeding habits diminish. Because the Copper River salmon's journey is so long, they must store extra fat and oils in order to survive the long trip. This high fat and oil content is why Copper River salmon are recognized as some of the world's best eating salmon. It's what we're having for dinner tonight. And hopefully every night until it's all gone. It is the most fantastic fish I have had and worth all the hype it receives.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
I was in Illinois last week visiting my mom - helping her recover after having knee surgery on Tuesday. The weather was really nice while I was there. A record high on Monday of 93 ! A bit hot for May, but the humidity was only 20%, which makes a HUGE difference. Cool clouds on Thursday:
I took some shots of Mount Rainier on the flight to Chicago:
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
It's made by Piaggio - same as our scooter. How cool. I have issues driving ours (no laughs please) and I think this would be much easier for me. Kind of like a reverse tricycle. Dan is not as enthusiastic about them. They are a bit wussy, I suppose.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Today is the 15th annual NALC Food Drive Day. Residents are asked to leave non-perishable donations—such as canned meat, fish and soup, and cereals, pasta and rice—in a bag near their mailbox today before their letter carrier arrives. It will be taken to the local post office and then delivered to a local food bank, pantry or shelter.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
65 mpg ! It only holds two gallons, so the trip to the pump is not quite so painful.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Pearl Jam is releasing a 7 CD box set of the 2005 and 2006 Gorge shows. Hell yeah ! What fun shows those were. The venue is one of the most spectacular I have been to. You just can't beat that view.......
Eddie sees me in the crowd at last summer's show .......
Monday, May 7, 2007
Dan and I went to the arboretum at South Seattle Community College in West Seattle yesterday. We're trying to get some inspiration for our backyard. The school has a really good horticulture program and its students design and build the areas of the arboretum.
A new Chinese Garden is currently being worked on and should open soon. Dan ponders the possibilities....
More photos from the jaunt are here.....