Photo Album 2011 - 2012

     Russ  (a self portrait)

At the Annual Zoolights exhibit at Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma,  Jan 2011

     Nighttime snow at our house (Laveta's photo)

Tacoma's Chinese Reconciliation Park
 (Pagoda came from China and is being assembled)

At the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma,  February 2011 (photos from my iphone)

        an Oregon Junco at Laveta's birdfeeder in March.

     Attack of the Doves
On the WSU campus in Pullman WA, Laveta and the Bookman, Brenna hosting radio KZUU

Brenna, Laveta, Renee, Ian, Lloyd.  Pregame WSU vs UCLA, March 5th

Our motorhome in Pasco WA,  April 2011

    An escaped Loch Ness Monster in Kennewick WA

   Laveta and the Columbia River, Richland WA

   Abandoned building in Toppenish WA

       Yosemite Lake Merced, CA,  May 2011

Mariposa in the Serra foothills.  Lunch at Castillo's

    Mt Shasta, CA


Our new (2008)  motorhome in the Point Hudson Marina, Port Townsend WA,  June 2011

Calol, Jim with Laveta & Me In T's Resturant, in the marina/RVpark

     T's Resturant, our motor home, and marine view

Downtown Port Townsend

The Annual Family Get-together at (brother John's Property) Useless Bay,  July 2011

 Our Motorhome on Useless Bay, Whidbey Island WA

   John & Laveta
Blue Heron, Bald Eagle... and Jacob with Dead Crab (Jason's photo)


  Cleaning freshly caught Dungeness Crab

      Sharon, Russ, Me, Carol


           Family Feasting

The Brothers, (Olympic Mountains) and Sunset over Useless Bay

       Russ, Sharon, Mike

  At the Point Defiance Zoo

At the Fish Tale Brew Pub, Olympia WA, August

With Jim and Carol at the Enzian InnLeavenworth, Washington 

Ellensburg WA and Central Washington University


Our motorhome at Lincoln Rock State Park on the Columbia River near Wenatchee WA
This is an exceedingly beautiful place.

At the Puyallup (Western Washington) State Fair, September 2011



            Siblings and Spouses, At the Elysian Pub, Seattle, Oct. 2011

In Port Townsend & Fort Warden with Sharon & Russ, Kieth & Janie   

              In Langley (Whidbey Island) with John and Becky

         On our daily walk in University Place, November 1st, 2011


2012 ===================================================================== 2012

The great snow (and ice) storm of January 18-19, 2012  at our home in University Place

  My reflection in laptop screen, Feb 2012

A (two month) Winter escape to C
Corning, Chowchilla, Merced, Castic, San Diego, Ontario, Upland, Carlsbad, Ventura, Carpinteria, Ocenao (Pismo Beach), Prunedale (yes Prunedale)  then Pacheco Pass, Hwy-99, I-5 and home.   27 January to 24 March, 2012      Photo page


           Downtown Toppenish WA    May, 2012

The American Hops Museum, Toppenish

Blue Sky Market, Sharon, Russ and the great Tortilla machine

Watching folks put up a teepee in our RV park (Yakama Nation RV)

       Yakama shopping-   May, 2012

       University Place, WA-  town mascot at city hall

     "Chili Pepper" our new family member.  June-2012

Annual family camping at Useless Bay, Whidbey Island,  WA  9-15 july 2012
On brother John's property.

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DSC04017.JPG (71671 bytes)   Our lucky eagle.  He overlooks our site every year.


             Me, crab pots and John.

Lots of food

     Brother Tom's 60th Birthday

A baby seal with Carol and Laveta looking on.  It still had it's umbilical cord!

Scotch tasting in the barn.  Note farm tractor- glass fuel-filter bowls used as shot glasses.

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  John - Me - Jim           Until next year!

    Ron (of Steve's Produce in University Place)

Laveta and Mike at the Point Defiance Zoo, Tacoma WA

At Northwest-Trek with Jason, Jennifer, Jacob.  September 2012


Laveta & Carol (& Shannon) on their annual visit to the Western Washington Fare
in Puyallup WA. 9/12/2012

    My 50th High School Reunion  Merced CA, 9/22/2012

        Laveta shopping for Chili at PetSmart   

A few days in Port Townsend (Point Hudson RV).  Jack-O-Lantern reflection in our RV's windshield

At Seattle's Pacific Science Center  King Tut exhibit- a special University of Washington
Dean's Club event that included a talk by UW alumni and Egyptologists Dr. Kent Weeks
There was also food and a no host bar!  The King Tut exhibit was great- although no
photography was allowed.    Henry, Laveta & Me.  Nov. 29th 2012

At the annual GP Christmas dinner- this year at the Museum of Flight, Seattle

Graduation day for Brenna (our niece) Washington State University,  8 December, 2012
In third photo:  Renee,  Laveta,  Brenna.  Lloyd,  Ian

Christmas 2012:  Me,  Mike,  Laveta,  Sharon, Russ & Chili