Saturday, July 28, 2007
the day was very sunny and the trip went very well. we met Uncle Patrick and took Auntie Jazz lunch with some extra "sauce" she WIGGED!
Friday, July 27, 2007
Grandma Joan took them to the airport in Houston, Texas, I picked them up in Lewiston, Idaho. Jordan's very first plane ride on Delta Airlines. He did good on the first flight, but not so good on the last flight.
Now he gets to meet his Auntie Jazz and Auntie Naomi. It was a surprise and boy was it!
got in at 10 pm and so that we can drive to Missoula Montana bright and early on Sunday.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
explored the Chamber of Commerce of Lewiston.
visited the Brackenbury Square is located right in the center of beautiful downtown Lewiston and offers a relaxing area to sit and enjoy a morning coffee or leisurely brown bag lunch. There is an outdoor stage with lots of shade trees where local talent loves to shine. You can also enjoy the Ring A Round the Rosey statue and fountain create by local artist the late Dr. David Sears
walked further down past the Train Terminal Station (now a law office) and the County Court House.
Lewiston Levee Parkway – open year round. Facilities: day-use with 13 miles of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers National Recreation Trail
Magnus whom is for the most part fairly calm, is now upset because there was nuts in his bread, is hogging every baby blanket in the room and crying that Naomi is making noise and will not let him go back to sleep. We got him a loaf of his 'nut free' bread to keep him happy.
Naomi has gone from a tiny petite cute little insane creature to a monstrously large an emotionally volatile and violent little beasty. Never knowing when she will go from compliant and pleasant to thermal nuclear meltdown, today it was in the bread isle at Albertsons, screaming her bloody head off. An elderly couple were asking if she needed help, thinking that I was killing her or something. gracious.
Erik flew from Houston to Bergen and only slept the last 15 minutes, had ADHD the first 23 hours of the flight. Poor Sverre. ;) They are going to tough it out for the day with no sleep so that they can adjust to the sleep schedule there, a 7 hour difference from home and 9 hour difference from here in Washington.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
The two-span, reinforced-concrete bridge was dedicated to Ta-Moot-Tsoo (Chief Timothy). Chief Timothy was a Nez Perce Indian who was friendly with early settlers and was credited with saving the lives of Colonel Edward J. Steptoe's troops in 1858 after their defeat in the Battle of Tohotonimme, near Rosalia.
The bridge was erected by the Colonial Building Co. of Spokane on what was then known as the old Inland Empire Highway (later SR 12, later still, U.S. 12) that connected Clarkston with Walla Walla and the Tri-Cities. The bridge has 20-foot-high ribbed arches, and is known as a half-through structure because it is braced only below the deck and lacks overhead cross-bracing ties (a through structure is braced above and below traffic). Engineers gave the balustrade-style guardrail arched openings, and made the concrete arches smooth to mirror the area's high, rolling prairie hills. According to Craig Holstine and Richard Hobb in their Spanning Washington, these design effects may have had Chief Timothy's approval.
In 1982, the bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (Structure -- No. 82004194). It is no longer in use, but is a roadside attraction at a highway pullout.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
regardless, Naomi Loves berries and she ate every single one that I put in her bucket. she really liked them. Magnus manned my bucket and he didn't have one. He saved them all for me. he is a really nice boy.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Magnus eye is all better, all on it's own. Erik / Sverre are preparing to leave for Norway on Friday, that will be a long 24 hour flight for them. Erik has developed a fondness for Miley Cyrus / Hannah Montana and so has her songs loaded on his MP3 player for the journey.
We went blackberry picking yesterday and found that the berries on the clear water are very sweet and yummy, the ones on the snake river are very tart and sour. We scored some really good apricots earlier this week, fresh from the tree. Loaded with lots of FIBER I can attest too. heehee
Went consignment shopping yesterday and found a couple of bargains. ;-) always fun project. Still have not located the diaper covers that were my objective, but maybe next time.
Drove around exploring and viewed the prairie fire damage up close in Asotin. Pretty scary to think of it coming so close to the homes there.
Magnus and I are currently poolside waiting for a washing machine in the laundry, it is laundry day. Luck of the draw this morning, got really good coffee at the motel, the odds have not been favorable this trip. Better luck at McDonald's. Starbucks of course STILL can not brew a decent cup of coffee in Clarkston, not in the stand alone nor at the Albertsons locations.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Oh how I love eating blackberries straight off the vine. YUMMY. found so many today that I ate until I thought my tummy was going to EXPLODE.
then found an APRICOT tree. I wolfed down two and they were really good. fought off the sweat bees for them. Granny Sherman also is demonstrating how sweet and ripe the apricots are!
took about 20 minutes for them to ferment in my tummy and then I thought that I was going to really suffer for my over indulgence. but wow, they were so YUMMY!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
It got up to 103'F today.
breakfast was toast, bacon and eggs. It is so nice and convenient to have everything we need right in the room
Morning trip to Lewiston to hit the bank, then Naomi was delivered early, for a nice if not quiet visit.
Lunch was PBJ and cinnamon rolls.
Naomi was frequently agitated because she constantly wanted to take things off the motel maid's carts. Finally got her to settle down and watch some afternoon PBS shows.
A quick trip to the pool was a nice change of pace and helped to keep her cool.
Magnus has the startings of a Hordeolum (stye) on his upper right eye lid, this is from the stress of being on vacation, he really doesn't transition well at all. Daily he requests that we go back home to Texas.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
When we woke up, we went to the beach to meet the grandparents coming back from the morning bicycle ride to Asotin.
At Noon, we had Naomi delivered and went for lunch at McDonalds with Missy / Logan / Zane.
then swimming at the Indoor Pool. Very nice and upscale.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
running 107'F is just too freaking hot! uncivilized hot! have been holing up in the Motel 6 with the A/C on. Today was a break in the Heat Wave, and it has been a frigid 90'F. have had the window open but no A/C on.
Naomi was here this morning, we went swimming, she was in and out of the pool and hot tub and bathroom just about equally. need to get her a velcro tie wrap from the dollar store to keep her swimming suit modest.
I was so hot this morning, that I went into the pool at 10 am, and with wet clothes on, laying on the wet concrete by the pool, I got downright cold. that finally broke my 'sweat' and I have spent the next 5 hours warming back up. finally bringing my body temperature back up about 3 pm.
have just about got the motel room with all the accompaniments that I need:
Microwave/ DVD Player / dishes / dishdrainer / electric skillet / silverware / utensils / can opener/ fly swatter. ;) we went to Costco this morning and nibbled all the 'samples' and got our tummies semi full.
Jazz should be here in the morning, and then I am sure she will sleep for the first 12 hours, but looking forward to her visit, have not seen her since January.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
French Toast/Ham, Tang and Mellon patriotic breakfast at the church... we had a pleasant time. Naomi was so friendly and Magnus had seconds.
we went shopping and picked up some supplies and the essentials for our 'camping' event. Microwave, DVD player, counter top skillet, dishes, a couple of toys and storage totes.
Evening event: Clarkston's Adams Field Community Spirit Fireworks Display & music.The festivities kicked off at Adams in the afternoon. Plenty of events were planned throughout the entire evening, including the Colgate Country Showdown and a performance by Coltrain. the treats for us were lemonade, hamburger, and chocolate ice cream.
oh goodness. it was a long day but pleasant day, the band before the fireworks was so good. we loved them last year at the night out and this year was good as well.
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
No flights into Lewiston on Tuesday, so they booked me into Boise, with a night at the Holiday Inn. The Messaging Shower head was VERY helpful this morning! Going to have to install one of those at Motel 6. Room Service at 6 am had fresh fruit and hot coffee. Horizon had free Starbucks coffee in the waiting area, that was SWEET, got a cupa java to wake me up. Then on Horizon into Lewiston, 12 hours late, but still in time for my visit with Naomi.
Doug is with the TSA , moved my truck from the Gustin Aviation Parking Lot to the Staut Aviation lot, that was extremely nice. I am getting downright SPOILED! the Truck is running really well as well. may take it to Montana this week afterall!
hanging out here Clarkston and enjoying spectacular weather. last year there was a pancake feed in the morning of the Fourth of July and then a concert and fireworks in the afternoon. I have not ventured forth to see if there is a repeat this year, but it would be nice if there was.
We are entrenched at Motel 6 and settled in for the summer.
Monday, July 02, 2007
|Historical Summary for July 01 - July 15|
|The Average High Dew Point is |
|The Average Low Dew Point is |
There is a 9% chance of a Humid Day (dew point over 65°F / 18°C).
(15 days out of 167 in historical record)
Most consecutive days found in historic record: 4