Friday, July 31, 2009

To Anonymous (Whoever You Are)

You may have been a bit surprised by the height of the "diet burger" in the post immediately below. Please just remember that we have returned from 3 weeks of Summer in the Midwest. Summer means fairs, county and state fairs.
And fairs mean food, fried food, lots and lots of fried food. For example:
So there!

For Meat Lovers Only

I warned RKW that I was going to do this! I just gaze and salivate at the
sight of spicy delicacies inside the sausage case.

On the other hand, there's always a tempting burger...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Frank & Fizzie's on the Shores of Green Bay

Hmm. No Ramen. Considering a pattymelt with chips.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Twitter Screens

Please don't ask me. I think it means that everything is ok.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"Hippies Not Welcome"

Classy Coffee Shop, with Wi-Fi, on Lopez Island

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Lincoln City OR

We lead with a photograph by DHKearns, Architect, of a kayaker awaiting a good wave. He may have to wait for a while, but at least the sun is shining.
The sun did not shine while we were in Lincoln City, with DH and his DW. We enjoyed our stay nonetheless.
Except for the breakfast waitress who would not serve me eggs "sunnyside up" because "we don't want you to get sick." And except for the illegality of me pumping gas at the gas stations. I am not licensed to pump gas in Oregon (or New Jersey, for that matter.)
What is with all that? It's Oregon (sigh.)
Anyway, we had a great two-night layover. Thanks to Dave and Jane.

The Hollywood Essence

You might enjoy this (or parts of this:)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Wine on the deck, awaiting dinner

Just prior to barbequed 3-legged chicken* on Lopez Island, in the San Juan Islands, Puget Sound, Washington.
*at least the package of chicken contained 3 legs. Maybe it's a Washington thing.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Three Sisters

Badlands National Park, South Dakota.
(And yes, your correspondent got a traffic warning from the Federal cops.)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Who knew?

Visit to Rushmore today was well worth it. Very comfortable new parking structure, entrance pavilion, displays, informative movie all are very well done.
I'm much more impressed with Rushmore, the incomplete huge statue of Crazy Horse, and, in fact, the entire State of South Dakota than I ever intended to be. This is a pretty neat place.
Thanks to Gemma and ABS Tours of Rapid City.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Four Winnackers... Bay Ridge in Sister Bay Wisconsin
The weather was bright and brisk, the clubs were all rented, the course was green, the greens were tricky, and all was well with the world.
(we missed Tempdisplaced)
Lunch on the lawn at Fred & Floozie's (close enough) on the shores of Green Bay followed

Hoover (Boulder) Dam Bypass

On our cross-country trip with the Hayashis a few years ago, we drove on the top of the Hoover Dam, after undergoing a security check, for us and for the car. At that time, we saw the vertical abutments of the new bypass bridge for future traffic.
The construction has progressed slowly, but nicely. The bridge is an amazing engineering feat.
You can see the existing road on the ground and on the dam.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Ephraim 2009-5 July

Rudy and a few of his girls at Al Johnsons.

Nice Mid-western folks!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Happy Thoughtful Independence Day!

I may well not post again for 3 weeks. Have fun. Take care.