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Getting Ready to Go Camping & More Pictures

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I finished mowing the yard and did some weeding this morning. I have a lot of stuff I need to get done the next couple of days. I need to get the laundry done and the travel trailer packed for our first camping experience of the year. It is still to cool for us to camp in the mountains so we will be camping in the desert along the Columbia River. The wild flowers should be starting to bloom there. Hopefully we will do better fishing than we did last year.

Here are more pictures from my trip over on the coast. Theses are the same day as yesterday at the beach at Fort Warden State Park.

The area where we were is the main shipping lane to the ports of Seattle & Tacoma so we got to watch several ships pass by.

Our grandson was excited when we came upon a fort someone had built out of driftwood.

More merchandise arriving from China!

Liked the billowy clouds over the water.

This is the bunker where Richard Gere was doing push ups while his friends went by in the boat and mooned him in the movie An Officer and a Gentleman.

This is Scotch Broom. It was accidentally brought to the west coast many years ago on ships from Great Britain bringing grain. It is pretty when it blooms but hard on allergies. It adapted very well to the wet climate of the Pacific North West. It is one of the worst invasive species there along with Holly and English Ivy.

This is the Port Townsend/Whidbey Island Ferry.

Thanks for taking the time to view my pictures from my visit to the kids. I have enjoyed looking through them again as I posted these blogs. Hope you all have a wonderful week!

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    Okay, I'm totally into your grandson's fort. What a cool find, but I love the water views. Helps me find my quiet peaceful side. emoticon
    I hate that we have plants brought for various reasons that consume our space, English Ivy, Kudzu and the Scotch Broom...

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    1565 days ago
    Very nice pictures Martha. The drift wood one was cool, I see why your grandson liked it. How cool is the Richard Gere one. I'm glad you had such an awesome trip.

    Thanks for sharing...............

    1569 days ago
  • SISSIE21
    Love the pictures! You have a good eye with the camera. Hope you are enjoying your camping trip! emoticon
    1570 days ago
    emoticon Wonderful shots, interesting commentary, great discussion of invasive species...and a darling grandson!

    Hope your upcoming trip is all you hope, and that you DO get more good fishing in. You really made me get out the map with your talk of the desert along the Columbia. Really cool!

    Have a GREAT time, Martha! emoticon
    :) Gail
    1575 days ago
    Thanks for sharing I love vacation pictures. Your grandson found some joy in that old fort.
    1575 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Beautiful Pictures. Thanks For Sharing Them. Have a Very Good Enjoyable Time Camping along the River. Have a Safe Trip. God Blessings To Everyone. Have a Marvelous Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1575 days ago
    emoticon Thanks for the pics! Lovely!
    How exciting to go on a camping trip! Have a great time and take allergy meds with you. LOL.
    Missourians! Team
    1575 days ago
    Beautiful pictures! I've been up in that area just once, many years ago. Thanks for the memories!
    1576 days ago
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