Thursday, June 21, 2007
We spent Saturday afternoon kayaking out in the bay and it was a perfect day for it!
I just thought these buoys were cool. It's an oyster farm in the middle of the bay! The view from the cabin - and one of Caryl's ceramic pieces
Guinness and Salty had a good time running around playing. Here they are near the end of the weekend - pooped!
Mike really didn't want to be photographed, but I did get a cute shot of him with Cristen. In this picture we are at a great little bar called The Apartment. After leaving this place, we were heading back to the car when we came upon a guy passed out on the street corner. We called for an ambulance of course and stayed with him until they came. He was not responsive to our attempts to rouse him - and his finger was pretty messed up and bloody. When the paramedics arrived they took over and he sort of told them he had been mugged (although he still had his wallet) we are pretty sure he just had WAY too much to drink and passed out while trying to walk wherever. Yeah, that's embarassing!
On a sadder note, when we went kayaking on Lake Union, my sister Cristen lost her camera in the water. It just slipped right out of her pocket! While the pictures that were already on there were saved, the camera of course, is no longer operational. So we have no pictures from our kayak trip, as Chris convinced me that i should leave the SLR on shore...
Cristen & Jess pose on the Capalano Suspension Bridge about 30 minutes north of downtown Vancouver
On the other side of the suspension bridge is a rainforest. We explored that, and here Chris, Cristen & Megan are posing for the camera. I think this pose was inspired by Derek Zoolander... Is that Blue Steel or La Tigra?
We took the "AquaBus" water taxi from downtown Vancouver to Granville Island. It was awesome!
We all agreed the Aquabus was the best public transportation we've ever been on.
We drove down and spent the first weekend in Portland. The weather was incredible!
Here is Chris looking over the Wilamette River (I think) that runs through Portland. It was the Rose Festival the weekend we were there and people were out and about everywhere!
Here we are at the Lange Winery with our friends Steve, Mark, Jess & Afton. Afton and Steve just moved to Portland and graciously let us crash at their adorable place.
Then we finished off the day with a drive to the Oregon coast (Tillamook area) It was beautiful!
You can't see it too well in this small pic - but the tide was out and there were these wonderful little air bubble patterns in the sand from whatever creature was buried beneath...