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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Sorry I haven't been blogging much lately. I've been pretty busy with garden, family, etc.
Last weekend I went on a little trip with my girls. We went to Tacoma and visited Point Defiance Park. Of course I'm posting some pictures.

We sort of got lost and ended up at Gig Harbor which turned out to be quite interesting. Here is a shot of part of the harbor. We had lunch at a cafe which ended abruptly when an angry man threw his ice water and cup at the back of my seat. The ice, water etc flew all over me. Sure scared me too!
One of the girls brought an ice chest but we had no bungee to hold it from sliding all over so Patty and I donated our stretchy bra's. They worked just fine.

At Point Defiance there is a five mile drive through some old growth forest. The trees are huge. This picture doesn't show the size but I like the bark texture. Patty and I left the back doors open as we rode. (We were buckled in) Along the drive a raccoon came running to the car, apparently thinking we had a treat. We got out of there fast.

Here is one of the many view points. I think it's interesting how the tops of these trees are dead but there is new growth near the base.

This is something we didn't expect to see. One of these two sailing ships was in the movie Pirates Of The Caribbean. They were doing a mock battle with cannon's booming and smoke even. The smaller boats were lookey lou's.
Fort Nisqually is at the park and we had fun looking at everything. This is the view inside a kitchen as it would look in the 1830's or there about.

If you enlarge this you can read about the fort.

Here are my beautiful girls. We were walking through the flower gardens at the park. I will have to do another post about the gardens. They were incredible!!

As we were walking around at one of the view points I saw this reflection in a puddle and decided to take a 'Puddle Picture.' I like it.

Here are my three girls again. This time studying an old Madrona tree. Can you tell that their daddy was a logger? Enlarge to see the Tacoma Narrows bridge in the background.

My pictures aren't in order. Sorry!. This was taken back at the fort. I like the way the sun shines through this old carriage.

This was taken near the boathouse at Point Defiance. My great grand uncle had a business there. That will also be another post because there is so much to show and tell.
Our trip was a lot of fun. We are already saving money for another one.
I will be seeing my surgeon tomorrow morning. He will set a date for the surgery. I am not feeling too bad. Just tire pretty easy. Of course I am doing a lot too, so that could sure be why I get so tired. I canned 32 jars of peaches a few days ago and last night went out for coffee with the girls for my Kathy's birthday.
I'll try to keep you posted.
Thanks for your prayers.
God Bless



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