2008 - 2010 Photo's

   Me, Laveta, Sharon, Rus at The Harmon Pub,  Tacoma- Feb 2008

  RV'ing in Port Townsend WA-  March 2008

Roaming American Roads (by RV)  2008  
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     Laveta at the Tacoma Art Museum Cafe

    Laveta at Cheney Stadium- Tacoma


          Above Tacoma- Roger's retirement.

                Washington State Fair Sep-2008

Exploring Egypt & the Nile- Civilization's Long Oasis: 
From Alexandria on the Mediterranean to Abu Simbel
near the Sudanese border...  and a lot of in between.

From 27 October to 7 November 2008
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        Laveta on the Nile. Egypt.  Nov 2008

       Sharon and Laveta at the Tacoma Art Museum- Nov 2008
Chihuly on display at Tacoma's Seymour Conservatory, December 2008

   Roger, Me, Floyd - Christmas brunch (old coworkers) December 2008

At Jason and Jennifer's wedding (Jason, Jennifer, Mike, Sharon, Russ, Carol, Laveta)
Tacoma.  December 2008

We went to Seattle to see Lucy  (the first Australopithecus  Afarensis discovered) 
which was on exhibit at the Pacific Science Center.  Photo's inside the exhibit were not allowed
but it was a great exhibit... with dinner afterward!   Sharon, Russ, Laveta and Me.   December 30th

2009 ====================================================================== 2009

     Grave Creek covered bridge, Oregon.  Late March 2009

Laveta's dad in Merced California March 2009

Our room at the Caymus Inn in Rutherford California (Napa valley wine country)

Walking along Rutherford Cross Road.  Note mustard  field and grape vine early growth.
Rutherford CA.  Mar-2009

   Carol and Laveta, March snow in University Place

   Chickadee- nesting near our guest bedroom window.  Great fun to watch!

Cruising Southeast Alaska.   From Seattle to:
Juneau, Skagway, Tracy Arm Fjord, Ketchikan
(Including Russ & Sharon's wedding!)

23 May - 30 May 2009

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A few photo's from our annual family get-together on Useless Bay, Whidbey Island, WA,  July 2009



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Pike Place Market, Seattle, September 27th 2009

   Spider in our front yard, October 2009

A week in eastern Washington State with Jim and Carol
Leavenworth, a Bavarian town in central Washington State.       Jim drinking a beer in Gustav's

At the Enzian Inn (a great place to stay)-  At night there's live music and a fire in the Great Room

Steve and Sally's beautiful home and barn overlooking China Bend on Lake Roosevelt,
NE Washington State near Kettle Falls

 Off-road travel  high above the lake.  Awesome country!  (Jim's photo)


 Wright Park in Tacoma, 1 November, 2009

2010 ====================================================================== 2010

Clam digging at brother John's.   March 2010
Aircraft Carrier in Admiralty Inlet with Olympic mountains in background

   "T's" Restaurant, Port Townsend- Great food!


    My birthday lunch at Woody's By The Water  Tacoma, March 2010


With Jim and Carol at the Yakama Nation RV Park, Toppenish WA, June 2010

    View of Mt. Adams from the RV Park

The town of Toppenish just a few of it's many panted murals


Los Hernandez Tamales, in Union Gap WA.   The Asparagus Tamales are just outstanding!
(We bought six dozen.)


Grilled steaks on the last day and Mt. Stewart as viewed from I-5, on the way home.


June 2010:  These are pict's of the Boistfort Valley Farm near Curtis WA.   Its a family run farm for fresh
organic veggies  They truck their produce to drop-off locations for their subscribers.  Our subscription gets
us a "box" each week from June to October.  Sharon, Laveta and I attended their annual Strawberry festival
which included some great food and local musicians.




Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland Oregon, July 2010  (3 nights) with Sharon and Russ
We Saw four plays:  Henry the First (Part-1),  HamletThe Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night.
As usual- the plays were outstanding.


The Black Swan Inn  B&B was built by Union Army Lt. Col Silsby.  

A framed letter in the sitting room of the Black Swan,  from Colonel Silsby to his wife
is dated 4 July 1865 and begins "Dear Helen-  Vicksburg is ours"

A tour of the  Elizabethan theater in Ashland.  Note Sharon and Russ (with tour guide).

          Dinner at a the Black Sheep Pub

Rogue Creamery in Central Point OR on the way home.


Our annual, extended family gathering at Useless Bay on Whidbey Island.  July 2010.  Always a fun time.







Seattle from the Rainier Tower (where Russ works).
   Sharon's birthday lunch at the Capitol Grille  9/7/10


At the Puyallup (Washington State) fair  including Willie Nelson concert September 17, 2010 

China...  Beijing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace,  The Great wall, The Sacred Way, Lingdang Hutong, Peking Duck & Opera,  Xian: Terra Cotta Army, Tang Dynasty Dinner & Show, Chongqing,: Yangtze River Cruise, Shibaozhai Pagoda & Temple, Three Gorges & Dam, Jingzhou School, Wuhan, Hubei Museum: Shanghai, Old Shanghai, Yuyuan Gardens.  
1- 14 October 2010

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    The Proof...  Laveta's full of it!

   Three Generations (Carol, Samantha, Shannon)

          Annual GP dinner (at the Museum of Glass)

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