Sunday, September 4, 2016

Travels and Tomatoes

No, we didn't raise these tomatos this year, but still have hopes for more to ripen. Carolyn got home from her week-long "Road Scholar" trip to Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula last night and was over this afternoon to tell us about her trip. She and her traveling companion Shelly, a fellow retired school teacher, had a great time. They saw so many interesting things that made us check pictures and notes from out trip to Seattle in 2003. I was President of our SCS/NRCS Retirees organization that year with our annual meeting in Spokane. We hadn't seen the Seattle Mariner's play in Petco park so it was an opportunity to "kill two birds with one stone".  Elaine and I drove our new '02 Buick La Sabre and enjoyed the drive to Seattle. We had a great tour of the ballpark and saw a good game. We tried, but were unable to get reservations to go to Victoria but did get up in the Space Needle.  We went on to Spokane where we met son Jon and many old Soil Conservation friends at the meeting. After passing the Presidency to Rich, we visited more friends in the area. We came through Yellowstone National Park on our way home. It had been a great trip without realizing how many things we "missed seeing". We got home in time for Elaine to harvest some of the best tomatoes we have ever raised. The site where these were raised, next to our deck is now shaded by our Red Oak tree, which has grown faster than anticipated.

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