JUL
31
2014

Whidbey Island Fair

Today was the start of the 90th annual Whidbey Island Fair, which sounds pretty grand until you mention it to a few islanders and they stare back at you quizzically. Nobody we talked to seemed to have ever heard of the fair, which was a little disconcerting considering we hung
JUL
29
2014

Whidbey Island

From Port Townsend we caught the ferry across to Whidbey Island. While waiting in line for the ferry we got off and stood on the dock nearby. It was funny watching the tourists pose for pictures and the mom’s lift their kids up in the air to get a peek into Ouest and
JUL
26
2014

Port Townsend

Last week when we were getting that crap rainy weather Ali and I were looking skyward and talking about how it was about to rain. Lowe overheard us while sitting nearby with his cars and asked, “Is the bus gonna leak?” Imagine that coming out of a two-year-old’s
JUL
24
2014

The Sound

My cousin has a house sitting on amazing waterfront near Bremerton, and that’s where we found ourselves the past few nights. Pretty much the best camping spot in Washington, in his front yard with water, electricity, and a path right down to the beach. Kayaks included, as
JUL
22
2014

Washington

I’ve been buffing a little bit here and there lately. By hand it is pretty slow going—I really need to just buy a buffer. It looks really nice when that chalky top layer comes off, though. We continued north to Astoria, where we drove up the hill through town—something we
JUL
18
2014

Columbia County Fair

We said goodbye to Grammy today, after almost a month. We always seem to stay a month with her. Part of it is because we love her, and part of it is because we love Portland. Portland summers anyway. And while we all love Grammy, it wasn’t her name we were hearing this