Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Good morning everyone.  We finally arrived home late Sunday evening and yesterday was filled with the details of returning home after a week away.  Needless to say, our Chloe-baby was estatic to see us again.  She is following me everywhere since we got home.  I think this last trip coming so close to my Omaha trip has made her afraid I'm leaving and not coming back!  And now, some pictures from our trip.  It was just too difficult for me to blog on my iphone.  One post was enough and now I'm happy to be back on a regular computer keyboard!  Guess I'm getting old. These first pictures were all taken with our regular camera.  I have lots more on my iphone but I need to figure out how to get them off without emailing them all separately to myself.  Anyone know?  I actually think the iphone pics are much better.  Clearer and more fun!

 Gray skies for most of the trip.  These first three pictures were taken from the balcony in our room.
 Seagulls visited us every morning for breakfast, all yelling what sounds like, "mine, mine, mine!"
 Sunset one evening.  It was just beautiful.
 This one was taken by Seaside, OR.  We went north one day trying to outrun the rain but obviously it didn't work.
 This was in a restaurant in Depoe Bay called "Tidal Raves."  Fellow blogger Teresa told me about it and we had to try it out.  Very good and beautifull decorated.  I would have taken more pictures of the original artwork, but the tables all filled within five minutes of us being seated and I didn't want to be obnoxious. :-)  The two pictures below were taken from our table.  The first one is a whale watching cruise heading out from the bay.  What you can't tell is that it's pouring rain and about 50 degrees.  Not my kind of day to be on a boat.  Can you see the people all standing outside on the deck?
 Beautiful Oregon coast.  Even in the rain!
 Our last day the sun shone for about 4 hours and we quickly drove to Cape Foulweather.  We go there everytime we visit the coast.  They have original Oregon souvenirs and some of the most beautiful views on the coast in our opinion.  Just look at the next picture and see if you don't agree.
 See what I mean?  Breathtaking.  This is from inside the shop, perched on the cliff high above.
We drove to Portland on Friday and stayed two nights with our daughter and son-in-love. Saturday, Brad and Dennis tore up all the boards on the deck and hauled them away.  They are putting in a concrete patio.  With all the dampness in Portland, concrete should hold up better than the wood.  At least it shouldn't rot.  We're planning a trip back in a few weeks so Dennis can help pour the new patio.  While the menfolk worked, Mandy and I went shopping for maternity clothes.  After a stop at the mall and Starbucks we went to Home Depot.  There we bought seeds and plants for their garden which they tilled and planted yesterday.   Busy times but fun.

And this is Brad with our granddog, Polly.  She is the biggest baby you could meet.  Literally.  Isn't she sweet?  She looks like she's smiling.  She also slept with Dennis and I in a regular double bed the two night we were there.  She loves us a lot...but she does take up more than half the bed!
 And finally, the last section of road heading into Spokane. 
 And then....going down the Sunset hill into downtown Spokane.  Is there a more welcome sight than getting home after driving almost 2000 miles in one week?  Isn't our town beautiful looking.  Our house is way up in the left hand corner, close to the hills!  No you can't really see it, but I know it's there.
Okay, I'm off to the nursing home and knitting this morning.  The entire trip I worked on a shawl for my neice who is getting married in October.  She needed something for her shoulder's as it's an outside ceremony.  Very small, only a few people, but she still wants to look nice.  I'll try to get a picture of it for my next post, however it's all bunched up on a circular needle and a little  hard to see the pattern.

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone and I'll be back soon.




  1. I bet you're glad to get home for a change, Ms. traveler! I hope you enjoyed your meal at Tidal Raves, since I suggested it to you. I hope to see you again soon. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Hi Teresa! Hes I did enjoy Tidal Raves. I had the shrimp, fries and coleslaw special and Dennis had the Mahi Mahi, chips and coleslaw. It was very delicious. I took pictures but they didn't turn out nearly as nice as yours. :-) It is SO GOOD to be home.

  3. Great to go travelling "but it is oh so nice to come home"
    Grat photos.
    I've now got an IPad, so I'm learning. Prefer desktop for blog posts.
    Carol xx

  4. Betsy, why don't you use the Blogger app just to transfer your pictures from your iPhone to Blogger and then you can get on your regular computer to type in the story. I like to edit my photos while they are still on the iPhone, before transfering them. I have much more to learn, but that is how I do it now....we will have to ask Teresa to tell us how she does it(:

  5. Ooh, great idea. I never thought of working on the same post with two different devices! You're right, Teresa's blog looks so professional we should ask her. Thanks for the suggestion